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30 May 2002, 10:39 am
Day Two
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ACI HT Cronet Cup

After a long first day of the regatta which saw skippers struggling with the weather conditions and sailing only one flight, the sea gods decided today to award them with north - westerly wind of 16 - 20 knots allowing them to finish the round robin.

While Sun was fighting its duel with the clouds, the second flight of the first round robin started as planned, at 11 a.m. From their seats located in the Park Sustipan which is overlooking the race course, providing one of the best natural spots in the world for Match Race sailing, the spectators were enjoying eight hours of top class sailing.

The hero of the day was Oracle's Peter Holmberg who won all eight duels today and experienced only one defeat in the first round robin. Apart from him, the closest to the semi - finals are Frenchman Philippe Presti, Magnus Holmberg of Sweden and Bertrand Pace, Presti's fellow countryman who is sailing for New Zealand. Andy Beadsworth (GBR) is in the fifth place while Jes Gram-Hansen ( DEN ) is the sixth. Home skipper Tomislav Basic, Italian Paolo Cian and Brit Cris Law share the seventh position after the first round robin. Swede Bjorn Hansen won only one race.

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