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5 August 2013, 08:52 am
Fridolin Leads At 6mR Worlds
Fridolin (FIN)
Fridolin owned by Henrik Lundberg (FIN) leads 6mR Worlds after day one

Robbie And Berking 6 Meter World Championships 2013
Glucksburg, Germany

The 2013 6mR World Championships is underway in Glücksburg, near Flensburg, just at the German border to Denmark. Two races were completed on day one with Henrik Lundberg (FIN) leading
In fantastic weather conditions with moderate westerly winds up to force 3, 34 yachts from nine nations crossed the starting line on day one: 11 started in the division of the Modern and 23 in the Classic division.

After two of eight races, the Scandinavian boats dominate the Classic Division. Henrik Lundberg from Finnland took the lead with his 6mR Fridolin followed by Lars Guck from Norway on Flapper. The third place holds, with even points, the defending champion Henrik Tenström, also from Finnland, with his Sara Af Hangö. As best German participant Dr. Björn Storsberg on Aida from the organizing Flensburger Segel-Club follows as fourth.

In the Modern Division, Robert Smith, Valhalla from Britain finished first in the overall ranking. The Swiss skipper Beat Furrer Temptation³, took the second place, both on even points, and Ross MacDonald (CAN) St Francis IX was third.

The Championship will continue on Monday and will be sailed until the 8 August 2013. Predictions about the final outcome cannot yet be concluded from these first results. Six races are still to be sailed and there are quite a few aspirants that would like to play a part in the awarding of the title. One of them being the reigning European Champion and World Champion of 2009 in the Classic Division, Don Martin from Canada with his 6mR Gallant. Currently he holds the fifth place, with a second and a ninth place in the overall ranking but could cheer about winning the Robbe & Berking Sterling Cup that ended on Sunday.

Organized by the Flensburger Segel-Club, the International 6mR Association and the Robbe & Berking Yachtmanufaktur it takes place as part of the R&B Sterling Cup for 12mR, 6mR and 5.5mR yachts.

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Belinda Diethelm
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