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14 July 2010, 01:41 pm
No Racing on Penulimate Day at the Laser Radial Worlds
No Wind on penultimate day of the Radial Worlds
Waiting for wind on the penultimate day of the 2010 Laser Radial Worlds

Laser Radial World Champinship 2010
Largs, Great Britain

More than five hours of frustrating drifting on the Clyde off Largs on Tuesday proved to be in vain for the sailors awaiting racing at the Laser Radial World Championships.
The mirror like waters were only occasionally ruffled by light airs from conflicting directions, and only - as the race officers' version of Murphy's Law would have it - as the appropriate signals were made, was there anything close to a breeze.

Sari Multala, Finland's defending world champion goes into the final day of scheduled racing with a lead of seven points over Marit Bouwmeester (NED).

It will be an interesting finale. Forecasts conflict as to how much or how little breeze there will be and the opinions seem to be towards either extreme.

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Even if there are three races for the Women's gold fleet there can only be one discarded result and Bouwmeester has not finished outside the top ten so far, whilst Multala has a weighty 49th from Race 4 as her throwout.

In the Men's fleet it is champion Marcin Rudawski (POL), also the defending 2009 who enters the last day at Largs with a six points lead and only a seventh place as his discard, whilst fellow Pole Wojciech Zemke lies second and the USA's impressive 16 year old Mitchell Kiss lies third.

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