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Paracas Championships - The Penultimate Day and Competition Heats Up
Posted On:  08/12/2015 12:35:33

The morning of day four was cloudy, cold and windless. A long wait for competitors keen to make their mark on this championship until the wind finally came in at 1500.  Some sun was shining through the fog as it dispersed, heralding good winds for three races during the afternoon.

It seems that VEN 1, Daniel Flores, has the Men's RS:X title in the bag - provided he avoids another DSQ and OCS!  At the end of day four he still has a ten point lead over his Brazilian rival Brenno Francioli.  A real battle is going on for third place as Peruvian Alessio Botterri steps on to the podium in place of Chiliean Eduardo Herman, Alessio claiming the bullet in race 10.

Just three ladies in the RS:X women's fleet and Peruvian Maria Bazo and Brazilian Bruna Mello are so well matched that there is currently a tie break, in Maria's favour, for first place.
 
Absolutely no doubt that Fernando Cornsorte from Argentina is safe at the top of the leaderboard in the Raceboard fleet with a perfect 9 points after ten races.  He excels in strong winds.  Keen competition behind him though as Fernando Olmos, also from Argentina, beat the Brazilian Udo Schenker in every race and ends the day just one point behind.  No doubt he will be hopeful of similar conditions on the final day to drive him up to second place overall.
 
In the Techno 293 fleet second placed American Geronimo Nores is on a charge and, with 2 races to go, may yet overtake Jim van Someren from the Netherlands.  The South American youth title is still in dispute between ARG and BRA as Martin Nores kicks Andre Thome off the podium ending the day 5 points ahead.

Brazilian Larissa Schenker has the Youth girl title barring disaster in the final races and likewise Manuel Nores from the USA looks to be First Junior provided he makes no mistakes.

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