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27 July 2002, 01:19 pm
Skudder and Hill (GBR) Take the Title
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Laser 2 European Championship
Lake Como, Gravedonia

Nigel Skudder and Keith Hill (GBR) are the new Laser 2 European Champions. In Gravedona they were first on a 50 boat fleet. In second position Graeme Bristow and Bryan Mobbs (GBR) are followed by the Clancy brothers (IRL).

The last day of the European Championship saw a light breeze on the lake. To complete the program the fleet have to make 2 last races.

Race 8: The first race was biased by a strong wind shift on the left side of the race area that make the mark side favourable. For the victory in this race battled Clancy-Clancy and Sfameni-Bonelli. With the first ones that won. Third DeJong -DeJong made also a great step forward in the overall score.

Race 9. In less clear wind condition with a port biased start again, Roll-Duewel leaded at the first mark. In the run the crews, like Krijgsman-Leenheer, that sailed the center of the course made a big gain. In the next upwind leg the battle behind Roll-Duewel saw Butler-Campion prevail on Bertelli-Scaramelli.

Overall results, first 10 positions, 2 discards:

1 GBR-10588 NIGEL SKUDDER - KEITH HILLS 23pts
2 GBR-10496 GRAEME BRISTOW - BRYAN MOBBS 24pts
3 IRL-9687 CONOR CLANCY - JAMES CLANCY 33pts
4 GER-10591 CLAUDIA ROLL - MATTHIAS DUEWEL 40pts
5 IRL-8154 NOEL BUTLER - STEPHEN CAMPION 41pts
6 IRL-6176 PETER O'DONOVAN - ROBBIE O'SULLIVAN 41pts
7 ITA-9236 PAOLA BERTELLI - SILVANA SCARAMELLI 46pts
8 GBR-10389 JON CHAPMAN - GARY HOWLAND 50pts
9 NED-9269 SANDER DEJONG - MENTHE DE JONG 63pts
10 GBR-10331 TERRY PALMER - CAROLINE COOPER 69pts
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