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Hoj Jensen takes lead at Dragon Gold Cup

'Dragon Gold Cup - Britain’s Poul Richard Hoj Jensen/Theis Palm/Andrew Mordem'    Nico Martinez ©    Click Here to view large photo

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

1 GBR-735 Poul Richard Hoj Jensen Theis Palm / Andrew Mordem 80 10 26 22 8 14
2 POR-42 Manuel Champalimaud Mark Hart / Ed Streeter 82 16 19 14 14 19
3 GBR-688 Robert Campbell Matt Walker / Jonathan Hill 86,7 27 15 5,7 24 15
4 GBR-716 Gavia Wilkinson-Cox Jon Mortimer / Ron Rosenberg 89 45 3 16 15 10
5 UKR-7 Markus Wieser Thomas Auracher / Sergei Pugatchev 94 8 21 32 30 3
6 SUI-288 Robert Stanjek Markus Koy / Friedemann Nisch 100 22 10 37 13 18
7 RUS-77 Inna Shternberg Yury Bozhedomov / Petr Zakharov 106 36 29 15 10 16
8 UKR-8 Eugeniy Braslavets Sergey Timokhov / Claus Olesen 107 26 0 29 26 26
9 POR-47 Henrique Anjos Vasco Serpa / Pedro Costa Alemão 119 38 33 17 31 0
10 UKR-9 Lars Hendriksen George Leonchuk / Martin Leifelt 122 17 30 35 0 40
11 DEN-166 Tom Carlsen Mark Flint / Philipp Skafte-Holm 126,4 11,7 34 11,7 21 48
12 GER-976 Dirk David Stefan Abel / Mark Bayer 129 34 14 30 20 31
13 RUS-25 Alexey Krylov Vlad Kapitonov / Alexey Bushuev 136 19 20 8 81 8
14 GER-996 Thomas Muller Vincent Hoesch / Maximillian Scheibmair 144,1 89 11,7 20 11,7 11,7
15 DEN-391 Jorgen Schonherr Jan Eli Gravad / Christian Videbaek 146,7 3 59 57 22 5,7
16 RUS-47 Igor Skalin Valery Zatsarinskiy / Oleg Edokimenko 150 31 44 34 28 13
17 RUS-81 Mikhail Apukhtin Leonid Klepikov / Alexander Mironov 155 30 18 24 61 22
18 RUS-71 Maxim Semerkhanov Dmitri Tereshkin / Ruslan Formichev 157 42 37 41 3 34
19 USA-310 Edward Sawyer Martin Payne / William Willet 157,7 5,7 23 43 59 27
20 SUI-296 Harro Kniffka Michael Lipp / Michael Koch 162 32 8 61 41 20
21 POR-51 Filipe Silva Joaquim Moreira / Miguel Pinto 163 47 60 0 32 24
22 RUS-31 Emelianov Konstantin Mikhail Senatorov / Alexandz Prokorov 163 18 22 28 37 58
23 GER-1036 Max Glas Wolfi Steuer / Simon Ramstetter 163 29 25 27 35 47
24 RUS-44 Artiom Kuznetsov Vladimir Silkin / Georgy Shayduko 165 0 32 26 55 52
25 RUS-27 Anatoly Loginov Alexander Shalagin / Andrei Kirilyuk 169 49 31 40 16 33
26 DEN-266 Frank Berg Soren Nielsen/ Soren Kaestel 170,7 60 5,7 10 70 25
27 GER-1056 Burkhard Keese Phil Blin / Jorg Moesnang 172 35 40 44 23 30
28 IRL-204 Don O`Donoghue Brian Mathews / Mark Pettitt 174,7 13 58 81 5,7 17
29 GBR-708 Len Jones Claus Hoj Jensen / Jaime Lee 186 48 48 18 19 53
30 GER-1042 Philip Dohse Oliver Mose / Jan Scharfetter 187 37 38 3 58 51
31 POR-55 Jose Matoso Charles Nankin / Afonso Marques 189 14 52 45 49 29
32 NED-305 Bram de Wilde Henri Boere / Gijs Evers 194 39 61 53 18 23
33 RUS-96 Mikhail Muratov Valentin Uvarkin / Viacheslav Varnachkin 197 56 49 39 25 28
34 SUI-297 Ulli Libor Frank Butzmann / Stefan Hellriegel 200 43 13 56 44 44
35 POR-49 Francisco Lacerda Diogo Lacerda / Diogo Pereira 210 62 46 19 48 35
36 RUS-45 Sergey Yazikov Igor Frolov / Vladimir Liubomirov 216 23 63 42 50 38
37 RUS-2 Sergey Maslov Vladimir Krutskikh / Aleksandr Ezhkov 217 40 16 54 64 43
38 RUS-1 Arnold Shternberg Artem Smirnov / Alexander Andrianov 219 44 50 33 38 54
39 POR-56 Miguel Magalhães Jorge P. Melo / José Magalhães 220 46 67 25 33 49
40 GBR-723 Quentin Strauss Nigel Young/Lars Wegener 222 50 43 13 27 89
41 FRA-365 Louis Urvois Gwen Chapalian / Jimmy Pahun 227 51 53 21 46 56
42 RUS-35 Oleg Khopersky Victor Fogelson / Eugeny Ivanov 230 57 17 50 17 89
43 GER-1009 Ulrich Matthiesen Michael Nesselhauf / Jorg Fischer 231 33 24 52 63 59
44 GER-972 Christian Krausenecker Karl Ibscher / Lasr Walter 232 20 75 59 39 39
45 RUS-69 Olga White Igor Ivaskintsov / Alexey Murashkin 235 53 70 47 29 36
46 POR-146 Jorge Pinheiro Frederico P. Melo / Francisco Mourão 235 41 47 31 47 69
47 POR-57 Mario Quina Fernando Passeiro / Eric Vandame 236 15 69 48 67 37
48 DEN-380 Peter Warrer Eric Orsted / Thomas Sorensen 244 21 42 81 43 57
49 SWE-338 Stefan Winberg Bosse Ahlstrom / Peter Casso 245 25 36 89 45 50
50 POR-54 António Mardel Correia Pedro Rebelo Andrade / Bernardo Santos 247 63 66 46 51 21
51 NED-309 Guus de Groot Richard van Rij / Hay Winters 250 64 27 66 52 41
52 RUS-32 Andrey Samoylov Leonid Altukhov / Manat Nevlyutov 257 54 74 63 34 32
53 MON-11 Christian Boillot Lionel Pean / Gerad Le Goff 262 52 41 38 42 89
54 POR-58 José Duarte Bello Henrique Costa e Silva / Miguel Cardoso 266 58 39 55 53 61
55 GER-1044 Horst-Wilhelm Stroh Rudiger Karsten / Katharina Stroh 270 55 68 36 69 42
56 GER-1043 Cian O`Carroll Thomas Hill/Kane Williamson 285 71 65 23 56 70
57 POR-34 Fernando Bello Jorge Moya / Tiago Geraldes 285 24 55 49 68 89
58 SWE-342 Bjorn Osterblom Peje Emilsson / Bo Kaijser 291 28 35 64 75 89
59 HKG-50 Phyllis Chang Lowell Chang / Lars Gelbjerg-Hansen 292 74 56 58 40 64
60 POR-46 Francisco Pinheiro de Melo Vicente P. de Melo / Francisco Ramada 306 68 80 51 62 45
61 RUS-6 Alexander Shmid Alexander Yanin / Mikhail Markin 320 67 45 67 79 62
62 GBR-575 Richard Davies Titch Blachford / Patrick Welton 322 61 54 70 71 66
63 GBR-730 Thomas Olrog Claire Sowry / Philip Catmur 325 69 28 89 74 65
64 AUS-206 Gordon Ingate Christine Ingate / Robert Alp 327 89 62 62 54 60
65 POR-36 Patrick Monteiro de Barros Pedro Beckert / Paulo Bastos 329 59 72 73 36 89
66 RUS-80 Andriy Litsynskyy Vladimir Makaron / Andriy Golvoko 329 66 78 74 65 46
67 POR-50 Pedro Mendes Leal Pedro Pinheiro de Melo / Jorge Ferlov 334 65 71 60 57 81
68 BEL-69 Michael Van Callwelaert Jan de Bie/Lien de Bien 336 75 64 76 66 55
69 GBR-690 Stephane Baseden Pascal Buli-Debat / Franck Corbiere 341 72 57 71 73 68
70 POR-53 Fernando Nogueira Fernando Gamboa / Morgan Nogueira 346 70 77 72 60 67
71 MON-2 Jens Rathsack Bjorn Oestreich / Nina Rathsack 370 89 51 65 76 89
72 POR-27 Antonio Vianez Andre Bravo/Henrique Cardoso/Filipe Talone 371 89 79 68 72 63
73 POR-40 Pedro Almeida Lopes João Almeida Lopes / António S. Matos 373 73 76 75 78 71
74 POR-23 Filipe Loureiro Miguel Tavares / Luis Vasconcelos Dias 376 76 73 69 77 81

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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