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31 March 2002, 10:41 am
Local Sailors Looking Strong
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Izola Spring Cup

After two days of racing and 6 races the local sailors seem to have their places secured.
One hundred and ninety crews from 12 countries (SLO, CRO, ITA,AUT, GER, HUN, CZE, POL, LAT, LTU, FIN, TUR AND USA) are enjoying a true Spring regatta at the Izola Spring Cup 2002 with excellent sailing conditions provided by the in the Gulf of Trieste.

Six of the scheduled nine races have been successfully concluded in an average force 3 sea breeze, locally known as Maestral. The weather forecast for today, Sunday, the third racing day is the same.

After 6 races, the leading contenders are:

In 470 men holding the lead are Copi and Lisjak (SLO) with 9.4 points, followed by Croatians Nakrst and Jaklin (19 points) and Austrians Glanz and Kohout (20 points).

Over the in the 470 woment Dekleva and Maucec (SLO) with 6.4 points, followed by the Hungarian crew Weores-Payr (11 points) and the Orel sisters (SLO) on 12 points.

In the Europe women class Tea Cerne (SLO) has a controllable lead with 6 points in front of the Austrian Verena Wagner (12 points). Third is Mateja Petronijevic (CRO) with 21 points. The local "hero" Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) is just 1 point ahead of the Hungarian Tamazs Erzes (10 points) and both have a private race over the remainder of the fleet. Close finals will be for the third on the podium between Rudawsky (POL - 24 pts), Hacklin (FIN - 25 pts) and Schadewaldt (GER- 28 pts).

In the Europe men fleet dominating is Goran Ivankovic (CRO) with 8 pts and a secure advantage over Marek Smesny (CZE) with 15 pts and Ivan Ivankovic (CRO) with 22 pts.

In the Laser Fleet, the two leading boats, of first Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) who has a 1 point lead over Tamas Eszes (HUN), both have a good 10 point lead over third placed Marcin Rudawksi (POL).

In the Laser Radial, Jan Mikulin (SLO) leads by 3 points over Daniel Mihelic (CRO) with 13 pts, who both have a good lead over Rok Puvar (SLO) with 19 pts.

Matija Gorjan/ISAF Secretariat
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