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Movers & Shakers in Mendoza
Posted On:  27/03/2014 11:26:04

There is no doubt that Francisco Saubidet ARG-40 has his sights firmly set on the Championship title.  After writing off the first race of the event with a too-enthusiastic over-the-line start, he has taken the bullet in every race, his DNF is now discarded and he has the perfect score of 4.  Francisco is a clear ten points ahead of his closest rival, Geronimo Nores USA-108, second at the recent North American Championships.  Not such a good day for last night's leader, Lars van Sommeren from the Netherlands who has slipped down to third, on 16 equal points with Facundo Ridriguez Beistegui ARG-102 who posted improving results today.

First girl Maria Belen Basso from Peru has slipped down to fifth overall and our first Brazilian, Daniel Pereira, is now sixth.

1st under-15 boy Argentinian Martin Nores has moved up the leaderboard past our 1st under-15 girl Brazilian Larissa Ricci Schenker.

Gaston Burmudez, the sole representative from Uruguay, said, "I am enjoying it a lot because I have never raced with so many people before and they are very good, so I am having a great time . . . It's been tough, I think I'll manage a lot better in stronger winds . . ."

Dad & coach, Alvaro Bermudez, said, "I think it's fantastic this Class . . . the ambience between the kids is so healthy, amongst the parents as well . . . so it's a really good Class to race and to get into windsurfing."

Mack van den Eerenbeemt from Aruba was in second place overnight but has tumbled down the leaderboard to 10th.  We also have Maximo Nores, North American Champion wallowing down in 12th place overall.  Undoubtedly they are also praying that the wind gods bring the promised stronger winds on day three.

Meanwhile in the Raceboard Fleet, the three races completed in similar conditions to the day before has resulted in little change on the leaderboard.  Argentinian Martin Berardo has taken the bullet for every race so far and has a good 4 point lead over second placed Andres Anderson. 

The first discard has come into play so Andres drops his worst result in race 4 and has 8 points.  Fernando Consorte has managed to step on to the podium and become first master, clear of Marcos Ruesch, now in fourth, by two points. 

All the way down the leaderboard there has been polite shuffling rather than a battle charge.  However, this may well change if the wind gods provide the promised wind.

Stay tuned!

Day Two Video 

Results after 5  - Techno

Results after 5 - Raceboard

and more photos posted on Flickr by Patrik Pollak

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