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8 July 2002, 09:00 am
Croatia Leading After 5 Races
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Optimist Class World Championships
Corpus Christi, Texas

The second day of racing started as usual at 1300 hours. However, due to very light winds and hot conditions, racing was postponed and the sailors were towed back to the shore for swimming, icy watermelon and water fights with the hoses.
Within a short time, the sea breeze had filled in and the Optis sailed back out at 1500 hours and completed 2 races in about 7-8 knots and then 11-15 knots respectively..

With racing concluding quite late, the race committee sent out snacks and water for the late afternoon competition.
The first race was sailed in 7-8 knots and the second race in 11-15 knots.

Argentina sailed extremely well, having sailors at the top in each finish today. But it is Croatia who currently find themselves with two sailors in the top ten, placed 1st and 7th. Filipe Matika (CRO) who is currently leading has already established a 9 point lead over his rivals after 5 races, having taken two bullets, two 4th places and a 3rd.


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