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Lebrun extends on high scoring Day 2 at Finn World Masters

by Robert Deaves 12 Oct 18:09 PDT 8-15 October 2021

Bas de Waal, from the Netherlands, and Jesus Pintos, from Spain, may have won the races on the second day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on the Mar Menor, in Spain, but it was France's Valerian Lebrun who extended his lead after a 3,4 on a day when most of the front of the fleet put in at least one high score in the light and very difficult breeze.

Cloud cover for most of the day kept the temperatures lower than Monday, with a lot less wind at 6-10 knots. It was also really shifty with pressure changes across the race course bringing groups up the fleet and spitting some out the back. There were a lot of new faces near the front and some of the top sailors struggled to get anywhere near the front. However the highlight of the day was a dramatic fly past in race 3 by the Spanish air force display team, flying a circle over the fleet while streaming the Spanish national colours.

Opening the day with a win in Race 3, de Waal took the bullet after the leader for most of the race Nuno es Silva, from Portugal, was black flagged. Australia's Paul McKenzie recovered well to cross second with Lebrun third. De Waal was himself then black flagged in race 4.

Under the black flag again, race 4 got away after a general recall and long postponement following a wind change. It was a dastardly tricky race with some huge pressure changes. Some of the fleet could do nothing right.

Reading the wind was not easy but Jesus Pintos did something right to take the lead and a huge win. He sits in 48th overall after a 91, 75, 36, 1 scoreline so far. Some way back, Allen Burrell, from britain, placed second - to complement his 58th in the first race of the day - but moves up to 10th overall, while Filipe Silva crossed third.

No complaints coming ashore though, with more lashings of free beer and a BBQ in the boat park before a gin tasting session at the Hotel Costa Narejos.

In the various age categories, Lebrun leads the Masters age group, Peter Peet, from The Netherlands, in fourth is the top Grand Master, Greg Wilcox, from New Zealand, in seventh, leads the Grand Grand Masters, Henk de Jager, from The Netherlands, in 34th leads the Legend group and Richard Hart, from britain, in 71st has a huge lead in the Super Legend group for the over 80s.

Tuesday was certainly a day for the legends with Gerardo Seeliger rounding the top mark in Race 3 in around seventh place, while Hart rounded top 20 in race 4 to finished 32nd.

So, after four races Lebrun has an 18-point lead from Terol, with Filipe Silva just three points further back. One race is scheduled for Wednesday, when the discard will kick in and change the landscape somewhat with many currently counting a letter or high score. Racing continues until Friday.

Results after Day 2: (top ten, 4 races)

1 FRA 111 Valerian LEBRUN MasterM 9pts
2 ESP 7 David TEROL MasterM 27pts
3 POR 21 Filipe SILVA MasterM 30pts
4 NED 148 Peter PEET Grand MasterM 35pts
5 SUI 59 Simon BOVAY MasterM 65pts
6 SUI 7 Christoph BURGER MasterM 67pts
7 NZL 15 Greg WILCOX Grand Grand MasterM 72pts
8 GBR 74 Lawrence CRISPIN Grand MasterM 84pts
9 SWE 72 Peter OVERUP MasterM 85pts
10 GBR 2 Allen BURRELL Grand MasterM 96pts

Full results available here.

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