Friday, May 25, 2007

Light winds continue for second day at Match Race Germany

[Source: World Match Racing Tour] It was a testing day for Group A2 skippers and their crews on the waters of Lake Constance on day 2 of Match Race Germany. Wieser, Lindberg, Williams, Hansen, Cian and Hestbaek all faced soaring temperatures and light wind conditions. The late wind kicked in at 19.00hrs and nothing was going to stop Rudi Magg (PRO) from completing as many races as possible.

German Markus Wieser looked comfortable on home waters in Race 1 and was able to secure his first win of the regatta against Staffan Lindberg of Finland. “It was a fair race and we look forward to the improving conditions that are forecast for the next few days” said Weiser. He went on to win his second race against Björn Hansen.

World Match Race Tour Leader Ian Williams (GBR) of Pindar Sailing lost his first race to Swede Bjorn Hansen who made the better of the tricky conditions on offer in their race to secure the point. An upbeat Williams said “I’m looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into some proper racing as soon as conditions improve”. Which is exactly what he went on to do by taking a race from local favourite Markus Wieser

Team Shosholoza helmsman, Paolo Cian (ITA) was also victorious today, showing some more of his recent America's Cup form to win all three of his races.

Racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday morning around 9:00 a.m., weather permitting.

Sébastien ColFRAAreva Challenge30
Eric MonninSUI30
Mathieu RichardFRASaba Sailing21
Eugeniy NeugodnikovRUS12
Carsten KemmlingGER03
Wearn Haw TanSGP03

Paolo CianITATeam Shosholoza30
Markus WieserGER21
Björn HansenSWEApport.net12
Ian WilliamsGBRPindar12
Staffan LindbergFINAlandia Sailing12
Michael HestbaekDEN12

Testing and light conditions continued for the second day in a row in Match Race Germany. Langenargen, 25 May 2007. Photo copyright Rosaly Magg / Match Race Germany



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