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Siripon romps ahead and Mayan maintains his lead on day 6
Posted On:  23/08/2010 10:36:12
A further two races were completed on the sixth day of racing in Singapore. The boys were again the first to start in light, and shifty, winds averaging 6 knots, it was going to be a hard day's racing today! Rafic Mayan (ISR), with a 1st and an 8th, maintained his position at the top of the overall rankings. Michal Cheng (HKG) with two 3rd places remains in second place overall. Kieran Martin (GBR) lost ground to Michal but remains in the bronze medal position. However the performance of the day belongs to Chaneui Kim (KOR) whose two 2nd places today moves him to within one point of Kieran.

In the girls fleet Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) had another great day, recording two 1st places, moving her further ahead of her nearest rivals. The chasing pack includes Naomi Cohen (ISR), Veronica Fanciulli (ITA) and Valentina Serigos (ARG) - all three girls finishing with 38 points! And not far behind is Lara Lagoa (ESP) who continues her climb through the rankings with a mere 5 pts added from todays races.

Tomorrow is the Medal Race - the final race of the series to decide the podium positions.  So it's an early night's sleep for the whole fleet tonight as they prepare for the final medal race tommorrow which involves all competitors. Nobody can drop the medal race result so it's all to play for. Check out the results section which will be updated as soon as full results are published

The top 5 positions in each race today were:

Race 9 boys- ISR, KOR, HKG, GBR, RUS.
Race 10 boys- RUS, KOR, HKG, JPN, PUR.
Race 9 girls- THA, ITA, ESP, SIN, ARG.
Race 10 girls- THA, ESP, ARG, ITA, ISR.

The top 3 in each fleet after 6 races:

Boys- ISR (21pts), HKG (26pts), GBR (31pts)
Girls- THA (18pts), ARG (38pts), ITA (38pts)

Results

ISR (boys) and THA (girls) shine on day 5 of racing at YOG
Two more races were completed on the fifth day of racing in Singapore. No racing on day 4 (Saturday) and a lay-day yesterday meant the competitors would have been straining at the leash to get on the water today! The boys were the first to start in variable, and shifty, winds averaging 10 knots, with gusts to 12 knots. It was another good day for Rafic Mayan (ISR), with a 1st and a 1st, enabling him to consolidate his position at the top of the overall rankings. Two 3rd places from Kieran Martin (GBR) moved him to within one point of the silver medal position. There were good performances also, with top 5 finishes, from Chaneui Kim (KOR) and Birkner Saubitet (ARG).

In the girls fleet Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) had a great day, recording two 1st places, moving her further ahead of her nearest rival, Naomi Cohen (ISR). Naomi's 2nd place in race 7 keeps her in contention for a medal, despite a disappointing 8th in race 8 ! However sailor of the day was Veronica Fanciulli (ITA) with a 3rd and 2nd to boost her fight back after her OCS in race 6.

Congratulations to the ARG team - the only team to record a top 5 finish in both boys and girls races today.

The top 5 positions in each race today were:

Race 7 boys- ISR, HKG, GBR, KOR, ARG.
Race 8 boys- ISR, FRA, GBR, ARG, KOR.
Race 7 girls- THA, ISR, ITA, ESP, ARG.
Race 8 girls- THA, ITA, ARG, BLR, HKG.

The top 3 in each fleet after 6 races:

Boys- ISR (12pts), HKG (20pts), GBR (21pts)
Girls- THA (16pts), ISR (27pts), SIN (28pts)

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