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Lucas into lead at 2.4mR Worlds

Helena Lucas, got the home flags flying as she moved to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway stage of the 2013 International 2.4mR World Championships at the Poole YC Wednesday. Second is six-time World Champion, Stellan Berlin of Sweden and third 49er silver medalist, Ian Barker.

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Lucas picked up her second race win of the regatta, following a thrilling tactical battle with Megan Pascoe, to complement the third and fourth places she also scored from today’s three races.

While Lucas and Barker shared a race win apiece, victory in the other race of the day went to Canada’s two-time Paralympian, Bruce Millar, the next President-elect of the International 2.4mR class.

Megan Pascoe enjoyed a better day scorewise – picking up two seconds and a seventh - to close the gap on the medal places, she is now fifth.

Racing is due to resume tomorrow (Thursday 12 September), with organisers exploring the possibility of including the provision to run four races. Event director, John Yonwin, insists no decision will be made on that without the full co-operation of the competitors and volunteers.

2.4mR - International 2.4 Metre World Championships - Leaders after 6 races (75 entries)
1 GBR100 Helena LUCAS F 9 5 1 4 1 3 44 14 pts
2 SWE379 Stellan BERLIN M 3 2 4 6 4 4 70 17 pts
3 GBR75 Ian BARKER M 2 OCS76 2 3 13 1 54 21 pts
4 SWE364 Peter ANDERSSON M 1 4 3 8 5 8 68 21 pts
5 GBR98 Megan PASCOE F 4 10 12 7 2 2 58 25 pts
6 FIN168 Rikard BJURSTRÖM M 6 1 9 19 9 7 40 32 pts
7 FIN133 Jan FORSBOM M 18 OCS76 7 5 6 9 34 45 pts
8 SWE423 Lennart HESELIUS M 10 7 13 15 10 10 75 50 pts
9 NOR114 Harald ROLFSNES M 11 OCS76 21 9 8 5 61 54 pts
10 FIN167 Janne LAINE M 13 48 5 14 15 11 39 58 pts
11 CAN39 Bruce MILLAR M 19 23 8 1 21 16 5 65 pts
12 SWE441 Hans ASKLUND M 8 16 34 11 11 31 78 77 pts
13 FIN172 Veikko MARTIN M 5 26 17 18 25 13 41 78 pts
14 FIN175 Marko DAHLBERG M 22 8 23 26 23 6 42 82 pts
15 FRA4 Eric DRYE M 14 22 50 2 24 24 11 86 pts
16 GBR88 Martin WHITTINGHAM-JONES M 7 24 10 33 44 12 46 86 pts
17 FRA5 Cantin KEVIN M 55 33 11 31 3 19 9 97 pts
18 USA165 Daniel EVANS M 25 6 19 12 41 50 31 103 pts
19 FIN173 Niko SALOMAA M 30 38 25 13 18 20 8 106 pts
20 SWE437 Claes BENGTZON M 15 15 15 47 67 15 77 107 pts

Karenza Morton / RYA
11 September 2013 21:04 GMT


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