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21 July 2003, 09:49 am
Title Goes to Marcus Baur and Max Groy (GER)
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49er European Championship
Bay of Laredo

Four races were completed in a light northerly breeze by the Gold fleet on the last day of finals at the 49er European Championship bringing changes in the overall standings.
With a total of 16 races sailed and two discards the German crew of Marcus BAUR/Max GROY became the European Champions with 55 points followed by the British team Chris DRAPER/Simon HISCOCKS on 67 points. Third place was taken by the current World Champions and 2002 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Nominees, Iker MARTINEZ/Xabier FERNÁNDEZ just two points behind on 69.

ISAF World Ranked Rodion LUKA/Georgiy LEONCHUK (UKR) finished ninth overall squeezing in ahead of Stevie MORRISON/Ben RHODES, the third of the British teams to finish in the top ten - an exciting battle is unfolding in the race for British selection in this event!

The silver fleet sailed 3 races but no races for the bronze fleet.

Top Ten - Gold Fleet
Pos Nation Crew 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Point
1 GER Marcus Baur/ Max Groy 1 5 1 2 6 3 2 6 5 2 9 12 5 10 3 5 55
2 GBR Chris Draper/ Simon Hiscocks 3 3 2 1 1 2 4 2 6 DSQ 7 9 8 11 8 15 67
3 ESP Iker Martinez Xabier Fernandez 3 3 16 3 4 1 1 7 2 9 17 3 1 5 11 21 69
4 GBR Paul Brotherton Mark Asquith 5 1 BFD 4 3 7 5 9 9 21 14 13 2 1 5 1 79
5 AUS Chris Nicholson/ Gary Boyd 5 7 2 2 9 1 15 21 10 6 2 11 6 7 1 17 84
6 POL Pawel Kacprowski Pawel Kuzmicki 1 1 3 2 2 3 16 16 DSQ 19 5 20 7 6 14 3 98
7 DEN Allan Norregaard Klaus Naur 9 5 6 8 3 9 12 11 14 DNF 6 2 3 4 9 11 98
8 NOR Christoffer Sundby/ Frode Bovim 4 1 3 1 2 5 3 14 1 15 15 10 16 16 13 DSQ 103
9 UKR Rodion Luka/ George Leonchuk 3 3 2 6 3 3 23 15 4 16 13 19 13 12 10 2 105
10 GBR Stevie Morrison/ Ben Rhodes 13 2 6 2 1 2 14 12 7 22 4 18 10 13 4 18 108


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