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2008 European Laser Championships - day 6

The first start of the day took place on time for the Laser Standard Senior fleet with a stable wind of 15 knots. At the start of the race, the strong current proved challenging for the sailors, leading to few OCS and black flags being given. The windward mark drifted due to the strong current, but the mark layers took swift action to replace it. The first race took 87 minutes to complete due to the strong current.

At the start of the second race the wind increased to around 20 knots. The green fleet started well with just two OCS given, the red fleet had a general recall and the yellow fleet started without any problems. The wind continued to increase throughout the race to 23 knots.

There was no change in the top three sailors on the leader board today. Tom Slingsby scored a second in race 7 and another bullet in race 8 allowing him to stretch his overall lead over second place Paul Goodison to 11 points. Goodison scored a 26th and a second today but is closely followed by Vasilij Zbogar in third place overall.

Overall lead switched again in the Laser Radial Men's Championship

In the Laser Radial fleets, the first race of the day was slightly delayed due to the pin end boat not holding anchor. Once this was resolved the first race got underway with a steady westerly wind of 12 knots at the start. All fleets started well without any recalls or even an OCS being given. Throughout the race the wind increased steadily to reach 16 knots at the finish with a consistent wind direction.

After a short break for lunch, the fleet got on the water again for race eight with winds in excess of 18 knots. The wind strengthened even more throughout the race to reach up to 21 knots, challenging those sailors unfamiliar with the choppy North Sea.

In the Laser Radial Men's fleet the overall lead has switched again. Yesterday's leader, Jon Emmett, scored a 10th and a fourth today taking him down one place to second overall. Wojciech Zemke scored a first and a third today allowing him to take overall lead on 12 points, just three points ahead of Jon Emmett. Matthieu Frei (FRA) moved up to third place.

European Laser Standard Senior Championship 2008, 1 discard
1 AUS 192274 Slingsby Tom 11,0 1 1 1 (4) 1 4 2 1
2 GBR 193501 Goodison Paul 22,0 1 3 5 2 7 2 (26) 2
3 SLO 182671 Zbogar Vasilij 22,0 4 3 1 3 (9) 3 5 3
4 CAN 188818 Leigh Michael 24,0 3 1 4 (7) 6 2 7 1
5 GER 183431 Schadewaldt Tobias 26,0 7 1 3 1 7 (8) 3 4
6 GBR 193264 Thompson Nick 27,0 2 3 (7) 2 4 3 7 6
7 NED 192625 Van Schaardenburg Rutger 36,0 6 6 (16) 5 4 5 6 4
8 POL 189010 Porozynski Karol 38,0 12 4 6 8 (30) 6 1 1
9 ITA 189107 Romero Diego 39,0 3 7 5 10 (bfd) 1 2 11
10 CHI 161167 Del Solar Matias 39,0 2 5 7 8 1 (21) 10 6

European Laser Radial Women's Championship 2008, 1 discard
1 FIN 190609 Multala Sari 8,0 1 1 1 1 2 (16) 1 1
2 BEL 188816 Van Acker Evi 17,0 3 1 5 1 3 (9) 3 1
3 FRA 191336 de Turckheim Sophie 22,0 1 2 3 2 (26) 10 2 2
4 AUS 192293 Blanck Sarah 24,0 4 (15) 2 7 1 1 2 7
5 POL 192682 Szotynska Katarzyna 27,0 2 4 (14) 4 2 1 4 10
6 FRA 185350 Steyaert Sarah 31,0 3 3 3 6 6 2 8 (11)
7 USA 189011 Railey Paige 43,0 7 2 2 (bfd) 1 19 6 6
8 ARG 190887 Carranza Saroli Cecilia 51,0 8 14 11 5 (17) 4 1 8
9 ITA 188561 Nevierov Larissa 53,0 14 12 4 5 4 7 7 (21)
10 GBR 191316 Clark Penny 55,0 10 5 1 (bfd) 11 9 5 14
11 GBR 188411 Brewster Andrea 56,0 5 (18) 5 18 7 3 9 9
12 GBR 192519 Dobson Charlotte 58,0 6 8 10 3 (24) 11 10 10

European Laser Radial Men's Championship 2008, 1 discard
1 POL 180738 Zemke Wojciech 12,0 1 2 1 3 1 (13) 1 3
2 GBR 188824 Emmett Jon 15,0 2 1 4 2 1 1 (10) 4
3 FRA 190888 Frei Mathieu 16,0 1 (bfd) 5 1 2 5 1 1
4 GRE 181569 Michail Aristeidis 20,0 2 1 (10) 2 5 3 6 1
5 NED 192302 Koppelaar Ben 23,0 (5) 4 2 4 5 1 2 5
6 CRO 187073 Matika Filip 26,0 3 9 1 6 3 2 2 (10)
7 NED 192629 Van Mackelenbergh Rodie 33,0 6 (bfd) 3 4 3 9 5 3
8 CRO 186212 Sestan Marko 44,0 3 6 9 7 6 (17) 7 6
9 ITA 181441 Baruzzi Marco 50,0 8 10 7 5 4 11 5 (12)
10 GBR 189362 Evans Martin 52,0 4 2 9 1 28 (31) 6 2

Full results available at http://www.laserinternational.org/




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