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Brits going for gold at Kiel Week

Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield will go into their medal races at Kiel Week as overall leaders, one point ahead of Sweden's Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom. Mark Andrews is leading the Finn event by 12 points from Piotr Kula of Poland, with Andrew Mills in fourth. It should be noted that the points from the pre-medal races are discarded and the overall position is carried forward, thus closing-up the positions for the medal racing.

Nick Rogers and Elliot Willis have also made the 470 medal race in fourth and the chance of a podium finish. In the women's 470 Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh Mcintyre hold fourth place but still with a chance to get back in the medals. Leader is Austria's Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar. Anna Burnet and Flora Stewart are in fifth place and could also grab a podium place.

470 - Luke Patience and Joe GlanfieldClick image for a larger image

James Peters and Ed FitzGerald did not make the 49er medal races, finishing the day in 14th. Nico Delle Karth and Nikolaus Resch of Austria have the overall lead from Erik Heil and Thomas Ploßel of Germany.

In the women's Radial event, Tuula Tenkanen of Finland has a 15 point lead after a brilliant finals with Paige Railey of the USA in second. In the men's Laser, Robert Scheidt of Brazil is in second, one point behind leader Jesper Stalheim of Sweden.

The women's 49erFX is a close battle for the medals with two points separating the first three crews. Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz of Germnay lead, second Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke also of Germany and third Tessa Parkinson and Chelsea Hall of Australia.

In the mixed catamaran Nacra 17 the Australians Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin are leading the fleet of six teams. Paralympic sailor Heiko Kroeger of Germany cannot be displaced from the lead in the 2.4mR despite two outstanding races.

G New
25 June 2013 21:47 GMT


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