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African Course Racing Championship - Cream of the crop takes Day 2


'African Course Racing Championship 2013 - Day 2'    © Icarus Sailing Media

On day 2 of the African Course Racing Championships 2013 the weather was not looking too promising early on, with the turquoise waters of Soma Bay in Egypt distinctly mirror-like in appearance. However, a few hours of patience waiting ashore, were rewarded with breeze kicking into between seven to 11 knots. For the men, racing in two fleets reseeded from day one, today was all about qualifying through to the gold group for the final series.

World number one on the Course Racing World Rankings, German’s Florian Gruber, left nothing to chance and took two race wins to move up into second on the leaderboard, just behind series leader Riccardo Leccese. Gruber seemed unstoppable today and more than confident enough to play amongst the big names in course racing, despite his young years – at just 19 years old.

African Course Racing Championship 2013 - Day 2 -  http://www.fleetracingtour.com/toulon.html!©_Icarus_Sailing_Media  


Reigning World Champion, Jonny Heineken had difficulties trying to catch Gruber, but a fourth place in race six was enough for him to stay in the top three of the leaderboard, just two points behind Gruber. Tomorrow sees the men split into gold and silver fleets for the final races, with the top 30 kiters now racing against each other in the same fleet – so there is guaranteed to be added pressure and excitement on the race track.

African Course Racing Championship 2013 - Day 2 -  http://www.fleetracingtour.com/toulon.html!©_Icarus_Sailing_Media  


In the women’s first race of the day, it was the young Russian Elena Kalinina who led and achieved a major margin over the rest of the pack. Her light weight certainly played to her advantage, and she went onto score another win in race six and end the day where she started, in second overall. Series leader going into race day two, Steph Bridge from Great Britain posted a second in race five, to help her stay in the top spot on the leaderboard.

African Course Racing Championship 2013 - Day 2 -  http://www.fleetracingtour.com/toulon.html!©_Icarus_Sailing_Media  


With the wind forecast to pick up tomorrow, it will be interesting to see how Bridge responds to the challenge from the Russian. And pushing up in to third overall is the reigning Course Racing World Champion Erika Heineken after a strong 4,2 scoreline.

African Course Racing Championship 2013 - Day 2 -  http://www.fleetracingtour.com/toulon.html!©_Icarus_Sailing_Media  


Top-3 for the 2013 African Course Racing Championship

Men

1. Riccardo Andrea Leccese (ITA)
2. Florian Gruber (GER)
3. Johnny Heineken (USA) Full Results:

Women

1. Steph Bridge (GBR)
2. Elena Kalinina (RUS)
3. Erika Heineken (USA)

Mens Results African Course Racing Championships 2013

Womens Results African Course Racing Championships 2013


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