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China and France lead the first day of the RS:X Worlds in Búzios, Brazil

The first day of racing at the RS:X Worlds in Búzios, Brazil, took a while to start. The sailors wait for more than an hour for the wind, and the Race Committee was able to do only two of the three races of the program. Divided in two fleets, the men were the first to sail. The orange fleet did the outer-trapezoid and the blue fleet, inner-trapezoid. The girls, at the third start, also did inner-trapezoid. The wind at the first start was around ten knots from southwest and at the second start, it was alittle bit lighter and more shifty.

At the end of the day, the Chinese sailor Chuankun Shi is the leader of the men’s fleet, while the French Charline Picon is the first among the girls. The Brazilian sailor Ricardo Winicki, also known as Bimba, celebrated the 6th place at second race on the fickle and unstable winds: “I had a good start, but lost 10 positions on the first downwind leg. In the following legs I could sail well and recovered 11 positions. I’m really satisfied with this result.”

Three races are planned for tomorrow, at 1200hrs  (1600GMT) at Búzios Vela Clube. The weather forecast indicates winds from 15 to 19 knots from the Northeast.

The 7th RS:X World Championship is sponsored by Búzios City, Pro Lagos, Instituto Equipav, Aegea and is supported by Wöllner, Rider, Hannover Vinhos and Bodega Ruca Malen.

Results:

Men’s fleet after two races

1.     Chuankun Shi, CHN, 4 points

2.     Shahar Zubari, ISR, 4 p

3.     Pierre Le Coq, FRA, 6 p

4.     Dorian Van Rijsselberge, NED, 6 p

5.     Bing Ye, CHN, 7 p

Women’s fleet after two races

1.     Charline Picon, FRA, 2 points

2.     Eugenie Ricard, FRA, 5 p

3.     Bryony Shaw, GBR, 8 p

4.     Qiaoshan Weng, CHN, 13 p

5.     Flavia Tartaglini, ITA, 14 p

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Mariana Peccicacco

marianapeccicacco@gmail.com

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