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RS:X World Championship - Kokkalanis and Shaw on top after day 2


'RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2013'    Vincenzo Baglione    Click Here to view large photo

Day two of racing at the 2013 RS:X World Championship held in Buzios, Brazil sees Bryony Shaw (GBR) leading the women's fleet and Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) at the top in the men's fleet. The wind of 15knots from the east allowed the race committee to do three races scheduled, with an average duration of 30 minutes each. With five races completed, the sailors have discarded the worst result, which has resulted in some changes on the leader board.

Sailing at home, happy with the perfect conditions, Ricardo 'Bimba' Winicki, won the first race of the day and with a third and a fourth places, moved up to fifth overall.

'The wind was a little more constant and I sailed easier today. On the first race, I believed in the gusts on the right side of the course. It paid off and I won. On the second race, I did the whole race in fourth, passing the French in the last downwind leg. In the last one, I had a good start and fought with Dorian Van Rijsselberge and Nick Dempsey, gold and silver medals in London Games, the whole race,' said Bimba.

Van Rijsselberge (NED) and Dempsey (GBR) also sailed consistently throughout the second day and sit in the podium spots behind Kokkalanis. On his day Dempsey said, 'The weather was quite tricky again on the water and I had a six and two second places. That is not bad, the first result is a little bit disappointing, but the weather was quite difficult.'

Three races were also sailed in the women's fleet and enabled British sailor Shaw to swoop into the lead ahead of France's Charline Picon. After losing the lead Picon said, 'I haven't sailed in these conditions in a while so it served as a test for me. Today was a bit more complicated. In the third race I made a mistake that cost me the leadership. I was close to the British, but took the wrong decision in the windward leg and ended in 13th place.'

Patricia Freitas carries the home nation's hopes and is placed 13th overall.

With yesterday's races, the men's fleet reach the end of the qualifying series and on Monday will be divided into gold and silver fleets. The women will continue sailing a single fleet until 5 March and the top ten in both fleets will sail the Medal Race on 6 March when the 2013 RS:X Worlds conclude.

RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2013 -  Vincenzo Baglione   Click Here to view large photo

RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2013 -  Vincenzo Baglione   Click Here to view large photo

RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2013 -  Vincenzo Baglione   Click Here to view large photo

RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2013 -  Vincenzo Baglione   Click Here to view large photo

RS:X World Windsurfing Championships 2013 -  Vincenzo Baglione   Click Here to view large photo


2013 RS:X World Championship MEN Overall

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 66, Scoring system: Appendix A

 

Rank

Fleet

Nat

SailNo

HelmName

U21

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q5

Total

Nett

1st

Gold

GRE

8

KOKKALANIS, Byron

 

(5.0)

3.0

1.0

4.0

1.0

14.0

9.0

2nd

Gold

NED

8

VAN RIJSSELBERGE, Dorian

 

(4.0)

2.0

4.0

1.0

3.0

14.0

10.0

3rd

Gold

GBR

1

DEMPSEY, Nick

 

1.0

(7.0)

6.0

2.0

2.0

18.0

11.0

4th

Gold

POL

82

MYSZKA, Piotr

 

2.0

(7.0)

2.0

5.0

2.0

18.0

11.0

5th

Gold

BRA

1

SANTOS, Ricardo

 

(9.0)

6.0

1.0

3.0

4.0

23.0

14.0

6th

Gold

FRA

77

LE COQ, Pierre

 

1.0

5.0

3.0

5.0

(9.0)

23.0

14.0

7th

Gold

ISR

11

ZUBARI, Shahar

 

2.0

2.0

(7.0)

4.0

7.0

22.0

15.0

8th

Gold

ISR

21

MASHIAH, Nimrod

 

(9.0)

5.0

6.0

1.0

3.0

24.0

15.0

9th

Gold

FRA

155

GIARD, Louis

x

6.0

(16.0)

5.0

7.0

1.0

35.0

19.0

10th

Gold

CHN

7

SHI, Chuankun

 

3.0

1.0

4.0

12.0

(16.0)

36.0

20.0


Full results here


2013 RS:X World Championship - WOMEN Overall

Sailed: 5, Discards: 1, To count: 4, Entries: 41, Scoring system: Appendix A

 

Rank

Nat

SailNo

HelmName

U21

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Total

Nett

1st

GBR

9

SHAW, Bryony

 

5

3

(13)

1

1

23.0

10.0

2nd

FRA

4

PICON, Charline

 

1

1

3

8

(13)

26.0

13.0

3rd

ISR

1111

KORSIZ, Lee-El

 

(10)

6

2

3

3

24.0

14.0

4th

ISR

10

DAVIDOVICH, Maayan

 

12

4

(26)

5

2

49.0

23.0

5th

CHN

13

WENG, Qiaoshan

 

2

11

4

(13)

8

38.0

25.0

6th

FIN

1

PETAJA-SIREN, Tuuli

 

(15)

9

5

11

4

44.0

29.0

7th

ESP

5

ALABAU, Marina

 

20

(OCS)

1

2

6

71.0

29.0

8th

FRA

22

RICARD, Eugenie

 

3

2

7

19

(36)

66.0

31.0

9th

UKR

9

MASLIVETS, Olha

 

8

8

(12)

9

7

44.0

32.0

10th

MEX

9

VEGA DE LILLE, Demita

 

(18)

15

6

4

9

52.0

34.0


Full results here

RSX World Windsurfing Championship website


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