Day two of the championship produced wind and waves in abundance, but today the sail out of the harbour channel to the course area was “manageable” for most of the fleet.

Three races, back to back, for both youth and masters.[more]

French sailors dominated in the youth division – and only one point separates Paul Hirtzmann (FRA 442) from Benjamin Longy (FRA1311).  However they cannot ignore the chasing pack of nations that includes Sam Sills (GBR 60), the 2009 Techno 293 World and European Champion.

The Masters fleet may not be big, but 8 nations are represented, and after 3 races it is led by local hero Francisco “Paco” Manchon. Competition is just as fierce in this fleet – with Chris Gibson (GBR 0) and Pawel Frydrychowicz (POL 125) in close contact with the leader!

The Manchon family are also doing well in the RS:X women fleet with Blanca (ESP 1) holding pole position after posting the most consistent performance of the day.

Blanca is competing, along with 70+ other top olympic racers, in the Kim Lythgoe Memorial Race.  Kim, a well respected coach and friend to many within the sport, was lost in late 2009; but his memory will forever be commemorated in the New Year’s Race.

Top 3 Masters

1) Francisco Manchon (ESP 95)
2) Christopher Gibson (GBR 0)
3) Pawel Frydrychowicz (POL 125)

Top 3 Youth

1) Paul Hirtzmann (FRA 442)
2) Benjamn Longy (FRA 1311)
3) Aubin Quernec (FRA 334)

Top 3 in RS:X mens fleet:

1) Quentin Henry (FRA 17)
2) Dmitry Polvshchuk (RUS 4)
3) Maksym Obereniko (UKR 19)

Click Here for full race results from Cadiz.

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