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8 September 2003, 04:59 pm
Dutch Dominate After Day Two
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IFDS World Championship & Paralympic Qualification Regatta
Athens

Racing got underway at the World Championship in Athens at 1200 local time yesterday for the two classes, the Sonar keelboat and the single person 2.4mR. Two races were sailed.
The two classes of 21 Sonars and 36 2.4 mR's see many former Paralympic and World Champions battling it out in this pre-Olympic year prior to the Paralympic Games in Athens next year.

In the light and shifty conditions and atypical rain that was experienced by competitors on the first day of racing it was the British Trio of John ROBERTSON, Steven THOMAS and Hannah STODEL who dominated, scoring a first and a second. Two fifth places today however have dropped them to second overall, their reign at the top having been taken over by Udo HESSELS (NED) and his Dutch crew.

In the 2.4mR class, Heiko KROGER (GER), reigning World IFDS World and 2.4 Paralympic Champion had a shocker on day one it the tough conditions and finished with a fifteenth and a third in yesterday's racing. However, two first places today showed that it's counters that matter, and he is now second behind Thierry SCHMITTER (NED) finishing the Dutch dominance of the first two days of racing.

Racing continues until 12 September with a lay-day tomorrow, full results can be found on the event website at the address below.

Overall Top Ten

Sonar


Crew Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 Points Pos
HESSELS UDO NED 2 4 3 1 10 1
VAN DE VEEN MARCEL
ROSSEN MISCHA
ROBERTSON JOHN GBR 1 2 5 5 13 2
THOMAS STEPHEN
STODEL HANNAH
COHEN DROR ISR 6 1 7 3 17 3
VAXLER BENNY
LEVY MICHAEL
KROKER JENS GER 3 7 1 7 18 4
REICHL PETER
GROTE LUDGER
TWOMEY JOHN C IRL 5 3 12 6 26 5
O'MAHONY BRIAN
Mc GRATH SEANIE
Mc CARTHY PAUL IRL 7 5 11 4 27 6
DOE CHRES
RYAN PAUL
FRESK GUSTAF SWE 9 12 2 8 31 7
LOFSTROM LARS
PALMQVIST BORJE
DOERR ALPHONSOS USA 8 6 8.3 11 33.3 8
Mc KINNON TUCKER MAUREEN RDG
ANGLE TIM
KELLY KEN CAN 12 17 9 2 40 9
STEEL PETER
WESTERGAARD KIRK
TZUR AVI ISR 11 9 8 12 40 10
DAHAN SHLOMO
PERETZMAN BARUH


2.4mR

Crew Nation R1 R2 R3 R4 Points Pos
SCHMITTER THIERRY NED 2 2 3 4 11 1
KVOGER HEIKO GER 15 3 1 1 20 2
STORDAHL JOSTEIN NOR 10 1 2 7 20 3
SEGUIN DAMIEN FRA 9 5 4 2 20 4
ERIKSTAD BJOKMAR NOR 11 7 9 9 36 5
McLEAN MICHAM AUS 5 20 6 6 37 6
KARJALAINEN ANTERO FIN 3 8 12 17 40 7
THOMPSON PETER AUS 1 4 37 3 45 8
OCS
VAN.HOLSTEYN RUUD NED 21 9 5 11 46 9
MILLBAND ANDREW GBR 22 11 7 12 52 10
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