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Four Championship Races on Day 3 in Gallipoli
Posted On:  04/07/2014 07:06:50

17 year-old Estonian Karl-Erik Saarm has every intention of claiming the youth title, top of the leaderboard with a perfect score after 9 races, two discards.  Brazilian Leonardo Venturini has picked up the two bullets that slipped from Karl-Erik's grasp but is now seven points behind.  Ten points behind, currently in third place on the podium, is Jan Orsatt from Switzerland.  Can he hold on to that position?

It is not so clear-cut in the Masters Fleet as Miguel Martinho from Portugal nudges Latvian Preiss into second position on the leaderboard, clear by just one point.  These two are having a good battle for the Masters title.  Italian Grandmaster Marco Begalli has stepped on to the podium in third place, now a good ten points clear of his nearest rival.

Championship Race 5 was abandoned by the Race Committee on Wednesday afternoon but it has now been reinstated by the Jury who decided it was indeed a valid race.

The local forecast for Friday 4 July suggests 9-16 knots from the NNW and rough seas which should give good racing conditions.  It looks a little less for the afternoon as it rotates to WNW.  All to play for as competitors jostle for those podium positions.

Results after 9 races

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