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Junior, Youth and Master Europeans, Puck, Poland
Posted On:  08/08/2003

Mistral Youth Europeans - Day 4

It's Tom Ashley (NZL 181) on the top step of the podium Last minute entry Tom is almost certain to take the 2003 Mistral Youth European Championship tomorrow. He is on the come back trail after a 4 month lay off . This success shows that he has not lost all of his speed and will to win... rather the reverse in fact ! Byron Kokkalanis (GRE 8) is now a spent force. However, Antoine Auriol (FRA89) is now on a roll. He scored a prefect 2 today in 2 races and looks secure in second place overall. Victor Moreau (FRA 89) has a consistent if unspectacular day scoring two 8th places ands sits on 3rd place going into the last day. The problem for him is that Marc Riera (ESP 101) will drop a 21st place tomorrow. This will certainly move him up the leader board barring a disasterous last day!

Zofia Klepacka (POL 8) has been cruising for the last two days. This has let Marina Albeau (ESP 5) mount a serious challenge. They are tied on 15 points after Marina's two wins today. Chan Wai Man (HKG 26) has therefore dropped to 3rd just 2 points behind. There will be some serioius racing in this class tomorrow. The question is... Can Zofia find that other gear that she has been using so sucessfully recently Or has Marina now scented victory ?

Mistral Junior Europeans - Day 4
Nikki Van Riel (NED 43) is hanging on Only one points seperates Nikki from Mayaan Davidovich (ISR-10) with two races tomorrow this one will not be decided until the very last moment. We will probably see some match racing on the junior course between these two tomorrow as Marie Noesmoen (FRA 1157) is a clear 20 points behind in 3rd place. The joker in the pack will be when the last discard comes into play after the first race. No doubt some very fast calculations will have to be done !

No such drama in the boy's fleet. Lukasz Grodzicki (POL 738) does not really have to get out of bed tomorrow! He sits on a comfortable 10 point cushion over Kamil Lewandowski (POL 184) in 2nd who in turn has a 10 point margin for error over 3rd placed Nimrod Mashich (ISR 21)

Postponed for one hour this morning A much lighter breeze of 8>9knots kicked in a little late this morning. This did not disturb Colin Pouderoux (FRA 100) who scored a perfect 2 in the two races today. He has put in a faultless performance at this regatta nd is to be congratulated for his consistency. As should Laura Linares (ITA 268) who has not been seriously threatened all week.

Raceboard Masters
Postponed for one hour this morning but still two good races took place in 8>9 knots. No change at the top of the leader board, despite the fact that virtually the whole fleet sailed the wrong course on the second race of the day. When the second discard kicks in tomorrow Paul should increase his lead over 3rd placed Giuseppe Castelli (ITA6) surprises excepted of course!

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