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11 June 2008, 01:05 pm
Action-Packed Day Three At 470 Europeans
Javier CONTE and Juan DE LA FUENTE at the 2004 Olympic Games
Javier CONTE and Juan DE LA FUENTE have hit the lead in the men's fleet

470 European Championships 2008
Riva del Garda, Italy

It was a busy third day for the crews on Lake Garda at the ISAF Grade C1 470 Europeans with three races completed across the men's and women's fleets.
Although they failed to match their double-bullet performance on Monday, the US team of Amanda CLARK and Sarah MERGENTHALER retained the lead in the women's fleet, whilst the consistency of Javier CONTE and Juan DE LA FUENTE (ARG) has put them top in the men's fleet.

CLARK and MERGENTHALER stay top amongst the 33 women's teams, but their overall lead has shrunk to just two points. They had an up-and-down day, starting with a third but then posting scores of 20 and 15. Sylvia VOGL and Carolina FLATSCHER (AUT) move into second place overall following a bullet in race 6 and 8,13 scores in the day's earlier races.

The top three is completed by the Aussie team of Elise RECHICHI and Tessa PARKINSON, who were the most consistent scorers over the day's three races, with two second places and a tenth putting them just ahead of Emmanuelle ROL and Anne-Sophie THILO (SUI). The world #2 crew of Ai KONDO and Naoko KAMATA (JPN) complete the top five.

Following Tuesday's three races amongst the 91 competing crews in the men's European Championship, the composition of the gold fleet has been decided. Argentina's CONTE and DE LA FUENTE had a great day with three top-three finishes (2,2,3) propelling them into a one-point overall lead. Monday's leaders, Pierre LEBOUCHER and Vincent GAROS (FRA) were similarly consistent with 3,5,1 scores and now lie second overall. The Dutch pairing of Steven LE FEVRE and Steven KROL lie third after scores of 2,1,2 for the day. It was also a good day for the other Dutch pairing of Sven COSTER and Kalle COSTER who posted two bullets to climb up to seventh overall.

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