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8 April 2003, 11:53 am
Big Wind and Waves - Contrast on Day Two
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Day Two in Barcelona

Barcelona Olympic Sailing Week

15-20 Knots of easterly breeze and two metre waves made conditions differently challenging on day two of the ISAF Grade 2 and 3 event in Barcelona.
The Finn and Tornado classes are dominated by Spanish sailors, the Finn is being led by Rafael Trujillo, ranked sixteenth in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings, who won the first two races of the regatta sailed today, he leads Sebastian Godefroid (BEL), ranked fifth in the world, by three points. Meanwhile the Tornado Class, with a number of non finishers in all three races sailed today, is being led by Fernando Echavarri and Anton Peace (ESP), from the German team of Andrew Landenberger and Johannes Polgar,.

British Sailors Shirley Robertson, Sarah Ayton and Inga Leask are leading the Yngling fleet overall, after four races, having won two out of the four they lead from Spanish World Champions Monica Azon, Laia Tutzo and Julie Garcia.

The 49er fleet remains very close, two points separate the top 3 at this point in time and after two races. Marc Audineau and Christidis Stethane (FRA) are currently tied with the American pair of Tim Wadlow and Pete Spaulding for first place, Santi Lopez-Vasquez and Javier de la Plaza (ESP) are in third place, only two points behind.

In the 470, results for the third race are not yet in at the time of writing, but Yosef YOGEV and Amir SHAHAF (ISR), fresh from their win in Garda last week are currently leading. In the women's fleet, Natalia VIA DUFRESNE and Sandra AZON (ESP) are trailing to Nike KORNICKI and Vered BOUSKILA (ISR).

The Laser, Mistral and Europe fleets could not sail yesterday due to adverse sailing conditions.

Full results are available on the event website at the address below.
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