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27 August 2003, 12:31 pm
Full Racing Day Completed in Final Stages
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Athens Regatta 2003
Athens

The seventh day of the event, held in the Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre, was a day of full competition activity in all Olympic classes, with the exception of competitors in the Star class, who had the day off.
Around one o'clock in the afternoon, wind conditions were relatively calm and there were fears of cancellations, but the experienced organisers managed to complete the races in all classes, even though there were some delays in the scheduled start times.

Windsurfer Men

Nikos KAKLAMANAKIS confirmed one more time his top class, adding two more first places on the way to winning the Gold medal in the men's Mistral class. After a bad start in the Athens 2003 Regatta, as he had finished eighth and fifth in the first two races, and had been penalised with a 'disqualification' for his now famous collision with Swiss sailor Anja KAESER, the Greek Olympic Gold medallist in Atlanta improved his performance dramatically, and from then on has won all the races run so far.

Second in both races held was Israel's Gal FRIDMAN, who is hot on the heels of the Greek champion, with only three points between them. Third to finish in the first race yesterday was China's Yuanguo ZHOU, with Portugal's Joao RODRIGUES finishing third in the eighth race.

Double-handed Dinghy Women - 470

In the women's 470 class, Greek champions Sofia BEKATOROU and Emilia TSOULFA finished fifth and sixth in yesterday's races, and are within reach of the Gold medal, as they increased the difference from their closest opponents to 20 points. First place in the first race went to Katherine MCDOWELL and Isabelle KINSOLVING (USA), who took the lead from the start and maintained it until the finish, with the Argentinean sailors Maria Fernando SESTA and Paula REINOSO and Christina BASSADONE and Katherine HOPSON (GBR) finishing second and third respectively.

Keelboat Women - Yngling

Competition is close for the Gold Medal, in the two races held yesterday, which were the eighth and ninth in the series, American skipper Hannah SWETT and her battling crew finished ninth and first, climbing to the head of the leaderboard, with a small, six point lead over Shirley ROBERTSON (GBR) in second position.

Single-handed Dinghy Men - Finn

British Laser Olympic Gold medallist in Sydney Ben AINSLIE, who now competes in the Finn class, continues to hold the lead in the general ranking, showing remarkable steadfastness.

The winner in the first race yesterday was the Dutch sailor Jaap ZIEHUIS, with Croatia's Karlo KURET finishing second and Ainslie finishing third. In the second race, Rafael TRUJILLO (ESP) finished first, followed by Mateusz KUSZNIEREWICZ (POL) and the French sailor Guillaume FLORENT, with Ainslie finishing fifth.

As for Greek champion Emilios PAPATHANASSIOU, he did not do well at all, as in the first race he was penalised for a false start and in the second one he was penalised with his third Rule 42 penalty and as such, was eliminated from further competition with 93 points and placed in 13 place overall in the general ranking.

Double-handed Dinghy Men - 470

In the men's 470 class, Johan MOLUND and Martin ANDERSSEN (SWE) took the lead in the battle for the Gold medal, as they widened the gap between them and second placed Nick ROGERS and Joe GLANDFIELD (GBR) to ten points. The Swedes yesterday finished sixth in the first race and second in the second one, and so they now feel more secure in first place.

Italians Gabrio ZANDONA and Andrea TRANI won the first race of the day, followed by Gideon KLIGER and Ehud GAL (ISA). In the tenth race the Swedish sailors won, followed by Simon COOKE and Peter NICHOLAS (NZL).

Single-handed Dinghy Open - Laser

In the Laser class, the situation ay the top of the ranking has been complicated, as Brazilian Sydney Olympic Silver medallist, Robert SCHEIDT, No 2 in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings, acquired a 'room-mate' in first place after the results of the three races run yesterday.

In the first race, Portuguese sailor Gustavo LIMA held the lead, followed by the Vasilij ZBOGAR and the Croatian Mate ARAPOV. In the second race, Australian Michael BLACKBURN took the lead, with Daniel BIRGMARK and Rory FITZPATRICK coming second and third respectively. The third race of the day was won by Roope SUOMALAINEN, followed by Blackburn and Arapov.

Blackburn is now in equal first with Robert SCHEIDT going into the final stages of the regatta.

High Performance Dinghy Open - 49er

Thanassis PACHOUMAS and Vassilis PORTOSALTE (GRE) put up a star performance yesterday, finishing second in the first two races and first in the third. In the first race, Australians Chris NICHOLSON and Gary BOYD finished first, followed by the Greeks and the British pair of Paul BROTHERTON and Mark ASQUITH.

The second race of the day was won by the Sibelo brothers from Italy, followed by the Greeks and the British, while in the third race of the day, race 12 in the series, first place went to the Greek crew.

Single Handed Dinghy Women - Europe

In the Europe class, Lenka SMIDOVA (CZE) is maintaining a slight advantage and is a strong candidate for the Gold medal, as she leads the ranking with 36 points. In the first race of the day, Norway's Siren SUNDBY finished first, followed by Australia's Sarah BLANCK and Belgium's Min DEZILLIE, the latter finishing first in the second race followed by the American Meg GAILLARD and Serena AMATO. In the ninth race Sundby finished first, followed by China's Xiaoying SHEN and Argentina's Amato.

Multihull Men - Tornado

In the Tornado class, after the two races run yesterday the Australians Darren BUNDOCK and John FORBES continue to hold the lead, finishing first and third respectively, and are strong contenders for the Gold medal with a difference of only 9 points separating them and the second placed Argentinean team.

In the first race Austrians Roman HAGARA and Hans-Peter STEINACHER finished second, with the Argentineans finishing third. In the second race, race nine of the series Santiago LANGE and Carlos ESPINOLA (ARG) finished first, followed by the Austrian and Australian crews.

Windsurfer Women - Mistral

In the Women's Mistral class, the Italian gold medallist at the Sydney Olympics, Alessandra SENSINI, continues to hold the lead in the general ranking. Yesterday she finished fourth and second respectively, and with only 9 points is first in the general ranking.

German sailor Amelie LUX finished first in yesterday's first race, followed by Lai Shan LEE (HKG) and Lee KORSIZ (Israel). In the second race Faustine MERRET finished first, followed by Sensini and Lee.

The Athens 2003 Regatta continues today, and with racing in all classes, is the penultimate day of the final test event before the Olympic Regatta next year in Athens. Full results can be found on the event website at the address below.

Windsurfer Men - Mistral

Pos Name NOC R7 R8 Points
1 KAKLAMANAKIS GRE 1 1 18
2 FRIDMAN ISR 2 2 21
3 ZHOU CHN 3 5 33
4 BONTEMPS FRA 7 10 50
5 TOBIN NZL 8 11 52
6 MYSZKA POL 6 6 53
7 SANTOS BRA 17 4 54
8 van DIJK NED 23 17 57

Double-handed Dinghy Women - 470

Pos Name NOC R9 R10 Points
1 BEKATOROU-TSOULFA GRE 5 6 43
2 WARD S.-WARD M. DEN 4 20 63
3 SESTO-REINOSO ARG 2 4 66
4 PETITJEAN-DOUROUX FRA 10 16 66
5 BASSADONE-HOPSON GBR 3 7 78
6 McDOWELL-KINSOLVING USA 1 17 83
7 VIA DUFRESNE-AZON ESP 6 2 87
8 ILIENKO-GAPONOVICH RUS 24 9 92

Keelboat Women - Yngling

Pos Name NOC R8 R9 Points
1 SWETT-TOUCHETTE-PURDY USA 9 1 29
2 ROBERTSON-AYTON-WEBB GBR 3 6 35
3 WAGNER-HOELL-LOCHBRUNNER GER 2 8 36
4 THIES-BES-de JONG NED 5 2 41
5 BETHWAITE-KOSMALA-McHUGH AUS 1 3 46
6 AZON-PISONERO-SANCHEZ ESP 12 4 50
7 THORPE-VINSEN-LAMPERT NZL 4 10 54
8 TARAN-MATEVUSHEVA-KALININA UKR 10 13 55

Single-handed Dinghy Men - Finn

Pos Name NOC R8 R9 Points
1 AINSLIE GBR 3 5 26
2 KUSZNIEREWICZ POL 4 2 40
3 TRUJILLO ESP 9 1 46
4 KURET CRO 2 6 48
5 GODEFROID BEL 11 7 50
6 FLORENT FRA 13 3 60
7 NOSSITER AUS 6 10 65
8 SIGNORINI BRA 8 12 69

Double-handed Dinghy Men - 470

Pos Name NOC R9 R10 Points
1 MOLUND-ANDERSSON SWE 6 1 56
2 ROGERS-GLANFIELD GBR 5 7 66
3 ZANDONA-TRANI ITA 1 6 71
4 KLIGER-GAL ISR 2 17 83
5 FOERSTER-BURNHAM USA 11 22 85
6 ZELLMER-KRABBE GER 20 19 96
7 BRASLAVETS-MATVIENKO UKR 8 5 99
8 CONTE-de la FUENTE ARG 3 4 103

Single-handed Dinghy Open - Laser

Name NOC R7 R8 R9 Points
1 SCHEIDT BRA 11 5 24 42
2 BIRGMARK SWE 5 2 4 42
3 ARAPOV CRO 3 15 3 46
4 BLACKBURN AUS 10 1 2 54
5 ZBOGAR SLO 2 10 28 59
6 LIMA POR 1 12 9 70
7 GERITZER AUT 4 35 26 78
8 MOBERG NOR 35 16 19 78

High Performance Dinghy Open - 49er

Pos Name NOC R10 R11 R12 Points
1 NICHOLSON-BOYD AUS 1 12 4 47
2 SIBELO P.-SIBELO G. ITA 6 1 10 48
3 BROTHERTON-ASQUITH GBR 3 3 8 56
4 MARTINEZ-FERNANDEZ ESP 16 9 7 61
5 SUNDBY-BOVIM NOR 7 6 6 61
6 WADLOW-SPAULDING USA 13 11 3 70
7 LUKA-LEONCHUK UKR 20 18 2 78
8 FONSECA-DUARTE BRA 8 15 12 82

Single-handed Dinghy Women - Europe

Pos Name NOC R7 R8 R9 Points
1 SMIDOVA CZE 28 4 5 36
2 DEZILLIE BEL 3 1 4 43
3 SUNDBY NOR 1 28 1 47
4 MACKY NZL 13 11 22 51
5 GAILLARD USA 19 2 10 59
6 CHEN CHN 5 6 2 64
7 BROUWER NED 15 7 8 69
8 MULTALA FIN 14 10 13 72

Multihull Open - Tornado

Pos Name NOC R8 R9 Points
1 BUNDOCK-FORBES AUS 1 3 16
2 LANGE-ESPINOLA ARG 3 1 27
3 HAGARA-STEINACHER AUT 2 2 35
4 ECHAVARRI-PAZ ESP 4 4 44
5 LANDENBERGER-POLGAR GER 8 11 60
6 McMILLAN-BULKELEY GBR 17 16 62
7 KIRILYUK-USHKOV RUS 15 5 67
8 BOOTH-DERCKSEN NED 13 15 68
Pos ` NOC R7 R8 Points
1 SENSINI ITA 4 2 9
2 LEE HKG 2 3 22
3 MERRET FRA 5 1 28
4 KORSIZ ISR 3 5 36
5 LUX GER 1 4 42
6 SHREEVE AUS 19 13 49
7 STURGES GBR 11 8 56
8 YIN CHN 6 22 56
Event Media (As Amended By ISAF News Editor)
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