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2 August 2013, 07:05 am
French Back On Top At 29er Worlds
Downwind
Downwind on penultimate day

29er World Championship 2013
Aarhus, Denmark

Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros (FRA) are back on top at the 29er Worlds in Denmark after four races were held on Thursday.
The racing was close on Thursday on Kaløvig Bay with the lead for the Gold fleet changing at each race. Four races were held starting at 15:00 after a postponement on shore waiting for a front to pass, but leaving behind light winds for the sailors.

In the Gold fleet, Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros (FRA) sailed a consistent day of 13-2-1-13 to regain the lead after falling in the standings on Wednsesday.

6 knots across the course persisted through the first three races with the wind shifting 90 degrees to the north and increasing in strength to 10 knots. The conditions pushed the sailors to perform at their best and the results rewarded those who did. Nick Muller and Kai Frieseke (USA) moved up in the standings to third overall by sailing a 10-5-5-6 series while Kiwis Marcus Somerville and Jack Simpson were able to maintain second overall.

Previous days leaders Jack Colley and Shaun Connor (AUS) had a more difficult day and used the last race as their discard and have dropped to fourth overall.

Silver fleet leaders are Tomas and Mads Mathisen of Norway with Bronze leaders Douglas Campbell and Cameron Seagreen from Australia. Var Osborg and Eric Collet (NOR) lead the Emerald fleet. The top female team is Ragna and Maia Agerup of Norway.

Twenty-five nations are representing all continents with 213 entries in this highly competitive fleet.

The final race and the prizegiving will be held on Friday 2 August.

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Jerelyn Biehl
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