Coming out of the first final day in second overall was Jan PECKOLT and Hannes PECKOLT (GER) but they had a disastrous second day not managing to finish above 13 and now lie eighth overall. Also having a bad day wer Alexandre MONTEAU and Damien GILLOU (FRA) who after a DNS in the first race of the day, a 19, three other finishes in the mid 20s, slip from fifth overall down to 15. The loss of MONTEAU and GILLOU from the top ten made way for 2004 Olympic gold medallists and the defending champions, Iker MARTINEZ and Xavier FERNANDEZ (ESP). Their day's results, including two seconds moves them up to tenth overall and it is more than likely that they will continue to climb the leaderboard today.
There was also better news yesterday for Steve MORRISON and Ben RHODES (GBR) who move up to fifth from eighth overall, Alberto PADRON and Javier DE LA PLAZA (ESP) who posted a bullet in the last race of the day and climb from ninth overall up to sixth.
The Silver and Bronze Fleets sailed near 'Bukhta Radosti' (Joy Bay) in a navigation zone. Leaders of the Silver fleet are Gabriel WICKE and Wagner HANNES, in the Bronze Fleet the leaders are the MCGOVERN brothers from Ireland
Today is the final day of racing to decide the destination of the 49er World Championship trophy with a total of twelve final series races scheduled. Today's action can be followed in real time online as the boats have been attached with GPS units. The Championship website has further details.
Top Ten After Eight Races
(*R1 score = team's points total at the end of the Qualifying Series)
|1||UKR||Rodion LUKA||George LEONCHUK||54||3||1||8||9||1||4||(13)||3||83|
|2||GBR||Chris DRAPER||Simon HISCOCKS||31||20||9||21||1||(25)||1||7||7||97|
|3||ITA||Pietro SIBELLO||Gianfranco SIBELLO||54||2||7||10||5||2||3||11||(20)||104|
|4||AUT||Nico DELLE-KARTH||Nikolaus RESCH||73||1||2||(16)||7||8||7||4||15||117|
|5||GBR||Stephen MORRISON||Ben RHODES||69||5||(21)||4||2||9||11||12||8||120|
|6||ESP||Alberto PADRON||Javier De La PLAZA||79||8||16||3||4||(21)||2||16||1||129|
|7||GER||Marcus BAUER||Max GROY||66||14||(18)||1||6||12||9||15||6||129|
|8||GER||Jan PECKOLT||Hannes PECKOLT||39||15||5||13||13||16||14||19||(25)||134|
|9||DEN||Allan NORREGARD CHRISTENSEN||Jonatan PERSSON||79||9||13||11||3||(18)||15||1||4||135|
|10||ESP||Iker MARTINEZ||Xabier FERNANDEZ||85||(19)||8||5||14||6||16||2||2||138|