Hoj Jensen takes lead at Dragon Gold Cup

Dragon Gold Cup - Britain’s Poul Richard Hoj Jensen/Theis Palm/Andrew Mordem

Fourth day of racing and the fourth different leader at the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup. Britain’s Poul Richard Hoj Jensen with Theis Palm and Andrew Mordem are first, with only one race to be sailed. Manuel Champalimaud, Mark Hart and Ed Streeter, from Portugal, are second and Britain’s Robert Campbell is third.

Henrique Anjos with Vasco Serpa and Pedro Costa Alemão won race 5, continuing Portuguese crew’s brilliant performances.

Emotion grows at the Cascais Dragon Gold Cup, with the first two, Poul Jensen and Manuel Champalimaud, separated only by two points, before the last race, to be sailed Friday.

Thursday, the Race Committee had a difficult task, with light and shifty wind. The first race was cancelled after the start and the 74 Dragon fleet had to go to a different race area, near Guia. A west 6 knot wind was enough to sail the fifth race and see Portugal’s Henrique Anjos, Vasco Serpa and Pedro Costa Alemão scoring the championship’s second Portuguese victory.

Markus Wieser, Thomas Auracher and Sergei Pugatchev, from Ukraine were second and Danish Jorgen Schonerr, Jan Eli Gravad and Christian Videbaek, scored a third.

Cascais Dragon Gold Cup final race will be sailed Friday at 12:00h.

Dragon Gold Cup - Results after five races

1GBR-735Poul Richard Hoj JensenTheis Palm / Andrew Mordem80102622814
2POR-42Manuel ChampalimaudMark Hart / Ed Streeter821619141419
3GBR-688Robert CampbellMatt Walker / Jonathan Hill86,727155,72415
4GBR-716Gavia Wilkinson-CoxJon Mortimer / Ron Rosenberg89453161510
5UKR-7Markus WieserThomas Auracher / Sergei Pugatchev9482132303
6SUI-288Robert StanjekMarkus Koy / Friedemann Nisch1002210371318
7RUS-77Inna ShternbergYury Bozhedomov / Petr Zakharov1063629151016
8UKR-8Eugeniy BraslavetsSergey Timokhov / Claus Olesen107260292626
9POR-47Henrique AnjosVasco Serpa / Pedro Costa Alemão119383317310
10UKR-9Lars HendriksenGeorge Leonchuk / Martin Leifelt122173035040
11DEN-166Tom CarlsenMark Flint / Philipp Skafte-Holm126,411,73411,72148
12GER-976Dirk DavidStefan Abel / Mark Bayer1293414302031
13RUS-25Alexey KrylovVlad Kapitonov / Alexey Bushuev13619208818
14GER-996Thomas MullerVincent Hoesch / Maximillian Scheibmair144,18911,72011,711,7
15DEN-391Jorgen SchonherrJan Eli Gravad / Christian Videbaek146,735957225,7
16RUS-47Igor SkalinValery Zatsarinskiy / Oleg Edokimenko1503144342813
17RUS-81Mikhail ApukhtinLeonid Klepikov / Alexander Mironov1553018246122
18RUS-71Maxim SemerkhanovDmitri Tereshkin / Ruslan Formichev157423741334
19USA-310Edward SawyerMartin Payne / William Willet157,75,723435927
20SUI-296Harro KniffkaMichael Lipp / Michael Koch162328614120
21POR-51Filipe SilvaJoaquim Moreira / Miguel Pinto163476003224
22RUS-31Emelianov KonstantinMikhail Senatorov / Alexandz Prokorov1631822283758
23GER-1036Max GlasWolfi Steuer / Simon Ramstetter1632925273547
24RUS-44Artiom KuznetsovVladimir Silkin / Georgy Shayduko165032265552
25RUS-27Anatoly LoginovAlexander Shalagin / Andrei Kirilyuk1694931401633
26DEN-266Frank BergSoren Nielsen/ Soren Kaestel170,7605,7107025
27GER-1056Burkhard KeesePhil Blin / Jorg Moesnang1723540442330
28IRL-204Don O`DonoghueBrian Mathews / Mark Pettitt174,71358815,717
29GBR-708Len JonesClaus Hoj Jensen / Jaime Lee1864848181953
30GER-1042Philip DohseOliver Mose / Jan Scharfetter187373835851
31POR-55Jose MatosoCharles Nankin / Afonso Marques1891452454929
32NED-305Bram de WildeHenri Boere / Gijs Evers1943961531823
33RUS-96Mikhail MuratovValentin Uvarkin / Viacheslav Varnachkin1975649392528
34SUI-297Ulli LiborFrank Butzmann / Stefan Hellriegel2004313564444
35POR-49Francisco LacerdaDiogo Lacerda / Diogo Pereira2106246194835
36RUS-45Sergey YazikovIgor Frolov / Vladimir Liubomirov2162363425038
37RUS-2Sergey MaslovVladimir Krutskikh / Aleksandr Ezhkov2174016546443
38RUS-1Arnold ShternbergArtem Smirnov / Alexander Andrianov2194450333854
39POR-56Miguel MagalhãesJorge P. Melo / José Magalhães2204667253349
40GBR-723Quentin StraussNigel Young/Lars Wegener2225043132789
41FRA-365Louis UrvoisGwen Chapalian / Jimmy Pahun2275153214656
42RUS-35Oleg KhoperskyVictor Fogelson / Eugeny Ivanov2305717501789
43GER-1009Ulrich MatthiesenMichael Nesselhauf / Jorg Fischer2313324526359
44GER-972Christian KrauseneckerKarl Ibscher / Lasr Walter2322075593939
45RUS-69Olga WhiteIgor Ivaskintsov / Alexey Murashkin2355370472936
46POR-146Jorge PinheiroFrederico P. Melo / Francisco Mourão2354147314769
47POR-57Mario QuinaFernando Passeiro / Eric Vandame2361569486737
48DEN-380Peter WarrerEric Orsted / Thomas Sorensen2442142814357
49SWE-338Stefan WinbergBosse Ahlstrom / Peter Casso2452536894550
50POR-54António Mardel CorreiaPedro Rebelo Andrade / Bernardo Santos2476366465121
51NED-309Guus de GrootRichard van Rij / Hay Winters2506427665241
52RUS-32Andrey SamoylovLeonid Altukhov / Manat Nevlyutov2575474633432
53MON-11Christian BoillotLionel Pean / Gerad Le Goff2625241384289
54POR-58José Duarte BelloHenrique Costa e Silva / Miguel Cardoso2665839555361
55GER-1044Horst-Wilhelm StrohRudiger Karsten / Katharina Stroh2705568366942
56GER-1043Cian O`CarrollThomas Hill/Kane Williamson2857165235670
57POR-34Fernando BelloJorge Moya / Tiago Geraldes2852455496889
58SWE-342Bjorn OsterblomPeje Emilsson / Bo Kaijser2912835647589
59HKG-50Phyllis ChangLowell Chang / Lars Gelbjerg-Hansen2927456584064
60POR-46Francisco Pinheiro de MeloVicente P. de Melo / Francisco Ramada3066880516245
61RUS-6Alexander ShmidAlexander Yanin / Mikhail Markin3206745677962
62GBR-575Richard DaviesTitch Blachford / Patrick Welton3226154707166
63GBR-730Thomas OlrogClaire Sowry / Philip Catmur3256928897465
64AUS-206Gordon IngateChristine Ingate / Robert Alp3278962625460
65POR-36Patrick Monteiro de BarrosPedro Beckert / Paulo Bastos3295972733689
66RUS-80Andriy LitsynskyyVladimir Makaron / Andriy Golvoko3296678746546
67POR-50Pedro Mendes LealPedro Pinheiro de Melo / Jorge Ferlov3346571605781
68BEL-69Michael Van CallwelaertJan de Bie/Lien de Bien3367564766655
69GBR-690Stephane BasedenPascal Buli-Debat / Franck Corbiere3417257717368
70POR-53Fernando NogueiraFernando Gamboa / Morgan Nogueira3467077726067
71MON-2Jens RathsackBjorn Oestreich / Nina Rathsack3708951657689
72POR-27Antonio VianezAndre Bravo/Henrique Cardoso/Filipe Talone3718979687263
73POR-40Pedro Almeida LopesJoão Almeida Lopes / António S. Matos3737376757871
74POR-23Filipe LoureiroMiguel Tavares / Luis Vasconcelos Dias3767673697781


The Cascais Dragon Gold Cup is part of Cascais Vela 2008 project and counts with the participation of 74 boats, representing 16 countries and is considered as the most important and prestigious regatta of the International Dragon Class, which returns to Cascais 10 years after it was held here in 1998.
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