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20 August 2003, 12:30 pm
Fresher On Day Two
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Setanta Dragon European Championship
Kinsale

Fresher conditions off the Old Head of Kinsale yesterday afternoon saw several class household names to the fore following race two of the Setanta Dragon European Championship.
HRH Prince Frederik of Denmark scored a third place to retain his overall lead of the event with a 12-point margin at the front of a Danish dominated front pack.

Yesterday saw Louis URVOIS score a 31 place in race one so today's race win was a welcome boost for the French skipper who moves into ninth overall, taking over from former Olympian Fred IMHOFF whose second place today places him second overall.

Class master Poul Richard HOJ-JENSEN also displayed his mettle with a fifth place bringing the double-Olympic Gold medalist from tenth to fifth overnight.

Meanwhile the Irish fleet had a less than hoped for performance today. Although Ward WOODS produced a perfect start and went on to score an eighth place, a 38th from Monday still leaves the Dublin skipper 23 overall.

Former national champion Andrew CRAIG had a 24 place and slipped down from fifth to tenth overnight on an otherwise poor day for the top home fleet crews.

Overall Top Ten

Pos Nation Boat Helm R1 R2 Tot
1 DEN Nanoq Frederik 0 5.7 5.7
2 NED Danish Joker Fred Imhoff 15 3 18
3 DEN My Way Berg Frank 8 13 21
4 GER Bahati Marcus Brennecke 3 19 22
5 GBR Danish Blue Poul Hoj-Jensen 16 10 26
6 DEN Malou Peter Holm 20 8 28
7 SUI Hanseatic Lloyd Vincent Hoesch 5.7 28 33.7
8 FRA Dirastac'h Yann Kersale 23 12 34.7
9 FRA Ar Youleg Louis Urvois 37 0 37
10 IRL Chimaera Andrew Craig 10 30 40
David Branigan (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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