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.
GROUP A1 STANDINGS 25/05/2007
|Sébastien Col||FRA||Areva Challenge||3||0|
|Mathieu Richard||FRA||Saba Sailing||2||1|
|Wearn Haw Tan||SGP||0||3|
GROUP A2 STANDINGS 25/05/2007
|Paolo Cian||ITA||Team Shosholoza||3||0|
|Staffan Lindberg||FIN||Alandia Sailing||1||2|
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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