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2 August 2002, 10:03 am
Sundby and Bovim (NOR) Lead After First Day of Gold Fleet Racing
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Sundby and Bovim (NOR) approach bottom mark

49er European Championship
Grimstad

After convincing sailing on the firt day of the finals of the MasterCard European Championship for 49ers the Norwegians Sundby/Bovim took a step towards their first European Title in the 49er class.
After five races Christoffer Sundby and Frode Bovim are seven point ahead of Spanish World Champions Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez.

The racing took place in beautiful conditions and a steady northwesterly breeze 8-12 knots.

The championship will conclude tomorrow.





Results
Position Nation Skipper Crew Qualifying Pos. R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1 NOR SUNDBY,CHRISTOFFER BOVIM,FRODE 3 4 1 5 13" 2 15
2 ESP MARTINEZ,IKER FERNANDEZ,XABI 6 7 4 9" 4 1 22
3 DEN PERSSON,JONATANAGE IVERSEN,THOMAS 7 11" 6 1 2 7 23
4 GBR DRAPER,CHRIS HISCOCKS,SIMON 2 22" 3 3 10 9 27
5 ITA SIBELLO,PIETR SIBELLO,GIANFRANCO 10 1 12 2 18" 3 28
6 FIN JOHANSON,THOMAS PIIRAINEN,JUKKA 9 3 26"DNF 6 12 4 34
7 DEN HESTBAEK,MICHAEL VANHANSEN,RASMUSTERP 1 13 5 11 22" 10 40
8 ESP LOPEZ-VAZQUEZ,SANTIAGO DELAPLAZA,JAVIER 8 15" 13 4 1 15 41
9 GBR BROTHERTON,PAUL ASQUITH,MARK 5 8 18" 16 11 5 45
10 GBR RICHARDSON,ALISTAIR GREENHALGH,PETER 4 9 8 24 5 26"OCS 50
Mikkel Thommessen/News Editor
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