In the large and strong fleet, sailors are getting used to come out in radically different positions, depending on a good or bad first beat. Germans BÖHM/ROOS have made the most exciting jump from place 106 in the first race to third in the second.
Two time world champions Wolfgang HUNGER and Holger JESS (GER) also experienced a bad first race with a 24th place, but recovered during the next two days with an immaculate 4, 3, 1 series. The two best teams from the Preworlds, Mark IVEY and Shane ILLIDGE (USA) and Christian KELLNER and Klaus STAMMERJOHANN follow on the scoreboard in second and third respectively.
Race one winners, Michael RÖSSLER and Holger NEUHAUS (GER) are languishing down in 18 place overall having been unable to maintain their form of the first day.
HUNGER's nine-point lead over IVEY looks quite comfortable, but since mistakes tend to be disastrous in this regatta, the first ten boats still have a shot on the title.
Top Ten After Four Races
|Pos||Nation||Helm||Crew||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Points|
|1||GER||Hunger WOLFGANG||Jess HOLGER||(24)||4||3||1||8|
|2||USA||Mark IVEY||Shane ILLIDGE||7||(13)||1||9||17|
|3||GER||Christian KELLNER||Klaus STAMMERJOHANN||(39)||2||13||4||19|
|4||GER||Dietrich SCHEDER-BIESCHIN||Reiner GÖRGE||2||9||9||(15)||20|
|5||USA||Mike MARTIN||Jesse FALSONE||17||(42)||5||2||24|
|6||DEN||Jan SAUGMANN||Morten RAMSBAEK||(20)||12||10||3||25|
|7||GBR||Terry SCUTSCHER||Christian DIEBITSCH||14||(20)||6||5||25|
|8||USA||Andy BEECKMANN||Jeff NELSON||(15)||5||11||11||27|
|9||DEN||Bo PETERSEN||Henrik BUHL||(26)||6||8||13||27|
|10||GER||Claas LEHMANN||Martin SCHÖLER||(10)||10||7||10||27|