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RS:X Youth Worlds - Smooth opening for Wilson

Britain's Emma Wilson opened her series at the RSX Youth Worlds with a 3, 4, 4, to place fourth behind Noy Drihan of Israel at the end of day 1 in Cyprus.

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The Opening series started Monday with nice planing conditions for the men and the women fleets with sunny skies, choppy waters and winds from 15 up to 18 knots.

The first race of the women fleet was an exciting one, as Drihan, the defending Champion, blasted away from the pack at ease, but unfortunately a little mistake caused for her to slip to second place.

Winner of the first race was Maria-Belen Bazo from Peru.

The following two races were dominated by Drihan who quickly learned from her earlier mistake.

The men division is split into a Yellow fleet and a Blue fleet in the Qualifying series.

The leaders in the Youth men fleet are defending Champion Yoav Omer from Israel and Mack van den Eerenbeemt from the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Both won the three races in their fleets just  in front of the Limassol Nautical Club.

Andy Brown was the best placed British competitor with a 6, 7, 6 scoreline.

Tuesday should be another great day as the forecast predicts a bit stronger winds.

Youth Men top 5 after 3 races :

1.  Yoav Omer | ISR 3 pts
1.  Mack van den Eerenbeemt | ARU 3
3. Tom Reuveny | ISR 6
4. Camille Bouyer | FRA 8
5. Sil Hoekstra | NED 10
GBR:
11. Andy Brown 24 pts

Youth Women top 5 after 3 races :

1. Noy Drihan | ISR 4 pts
2. Maya Morris | ISR 10
3. Katy Spychakov | ISR 11
4. Emma Wilson | GBR 11
5. Mariam Sekhposyan | RUS 14
Other GBR:
8. Lily Young
11. Erin Watson

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22 November 2016 6:07 GMT


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