After nine races at the Nacra 17 European Championship on Lake Como, Italy Austria's Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank lead the way.
During all past sailing days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) three very good races per day have been sailed in excellent sailing conditions. The sailors are very happy with the sailing conditions at Lake Como. After 9 races sailed the top 10 is very exciting.
Austria's Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank lead with 37 points. Second are Switzerland's Matias Buhler and Nathalie Brugger with 42 points and third are the French team Moana Valreaux and Manon Audinet with 42 points.
Yesterday the Dutch team Mandy Mulder and Coen de Koning seemed to be in leading position after 9 races, but they lost a protest in the 9th race. Aftter this DSQ they lowered in position to place 8.
Today (Friday) sees three scheduled races but the weather forecast for is not good with showers and a lot of wind. Hopefully it will be possible to sail some races in the afternoon. With 10 races sailed a second discard will be used, which will make some changes in the overall results.
On Saturday the Medal Race is scheduled for the top-10. And a final fleet races for all other sailors.
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