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Sailing - 17. July 2007.

Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship reaches the halfway stage

 

29er Girls: Dutch move up
In the girls two-handed fleet, the Dutch team of Anniemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters now lead the fleet four points ahead of Emily Dellenbaugh/Briana Provancha (USA). The Dutch girls have won three races out of the eight held so far, but this hasn’t phased the American duo, who themselves have already had two first places.

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Dutch team of Anniemiek Bekkering/Jeske Kisters/photo onEdition

 

“We’re going pretty well so far, although we were a little nervous going into today,” said Emily Dellenbaugh. “We do OK in the breeze, but we are a bit lighter so it’s a challenge. We finished second in the first race today and then we capsized in the middle race, but we put that behind us and finished third in the last race.”

The British pair of Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth are holding on to third place, only two points behind the Americans having discarded an 11th place in the middle race today, and then winning the third race, their first win of the series.

Laser Radial Girls: Tight at the top
Victoria Chan from Singapore has extended her lead over Finland’s Tuula Tenkanen who is now five points behind. Australia’s Gabrielle King, who sailed such a blinding two races yesterday, posted a second in the first race this morning but did not race the second race. This meant her discard score of 35 points was used up. However, she is still in touch and is only two points off second place.

Windsurfer Girls: Piling on the pressure
Moana Delle (GER) is putting the pressure on last year’s gold medalist, Laura Linares, with the top four girls all within 10 points of each other. For Poland’s Nina Szyhczyk, such is the standard of racing here in Canada, a third and a fourth placing in today’s races simply wasn’t good enough to prevent her from slipping from second place overnight to fourth at the end of play today.

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