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11 December 2002, 05:08 pm
Results from Day 2
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Amelie Lux (GER) in Sydney

Mistral World Championship and Olympic Qualification Regatta
Pattaya

Two races were completed in light airs on the second day of racing at the 2002 Mistral World Championships which concluded with some significant changes in position in both the men's and the women's fleet as sailors discard their worst result.

Israel's Gal Fridman has shown his true form after a disappointing first race, taking a 1st and a 2nd on day to top the leaderboard. Fridman claimed 2nd at the recent Mistral Europeans and has his sights firmly set on the World Championship title. Behind him in 2nd place is Nikos Kaklamanakis (GRE), still sailing consistently well with a 2nd and a 4th. Only 1 point behind Kaklamanakis at the end of yesterday's racing was Mariano Reutemann (ARG) who now slumps to 20th overall after only just scraping into the top 20 in both races today. Notable absences from the top 10 include Joao Rodrigues (POR) who lies at 21st, Alexandre Guyader (FRA) lying in 27th and Jon Paul Tobin (NZL) who is down at 35th.

Over in the women's fleet Barbara Kendall (NZL) has hung on to the top spot after taking another bullet and a 7th. As in the men's fleet, yesterday's second placed finisher has taken a dive down the leaderboard. Bryony Shaw (GBR) had a disappointing day, finishing 44th and 25th to find herself down in 13th place overall. Taking her place behind Kendall is Faustine Merret (FRA) who finished in 2nd place in both raced today. Olympic Silver medallist in Sydney 2000, Amelie Lux (GER) showed that she is still on the pace after a two year break by posting a 3rd and a 4th to take her up to 4th equal on the leaderboard with Sandrine Nuvolone (FRA), just one point ahead of her rival, Olympic Gold medallist and ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award nominee Alessandra Sensini (ITA).

Racing continues tomorrow with the men now split into Gold and Silver fleets. The women's fleet is scheduled to race on the same course as the Men's Gold fleet and conditions are expected to continue light.

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