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30 August 2002, 05:04 pm
Russians lead after round robin
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GrandOptical Challenge Cup 2002 - Optimist Team Racing
Lake Ledro

Taganrog YC of Russia lead the rankings after the round-robin phase of the GrandOptical Cup for inter-club team racing was completed today. They won 10 out of the 12 races sailed in the first phase of the competition.

They will be joined in the semi-finals tomorrow by Piran YC (SLO), Royal Lymington YC (GBR) both with 9 wins out of 12, and Hoorn YC (NED) with 8 wins out of 12.

The Russians, from the north-eastern corner of the Black Sea, represent one of the magnificent yacht clubs of pre-revolutionary Russia founded in 1908.

Tomorrow sees the semi-final matches taking place along with matches to determine positions from fifth to twelfth.

Ranking (after round robin):
1. Taganrog Russia
2. Piran Slovenia
3. Royal Lymington Great Britain
4. Hoorn Netherlands
5. Mos Jlawa Poland
6. Gran Canaria Spain
7. Albenga Italy
8. Horsens Denmark
9. Split Croatia
10. Kalamaki Greece
11. Kullavik Sweden
12. Lough Derg Ireland
13. Nitrokemia Hungary
Robert Wilkes/News Editor
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