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Melges 24 Worlds - Victory on hold for Irish

A fifteenth place finish in the single race completed Friday at the Melges 24 Worlds, put the celebrations on hold for Ireland's Conor Clarke and his Embarr crew.

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For the first time since the beginning of the Championship, Embarr got out of the top five and ended the race in fifteenth position.

The result has been discarded as worst of the series and still left Embarr in first position in the overall ranking, with a margin of 30 points over the second, Maidollis 3 of Italy.

With just two races left to sail and a 15 as worst result to be discarded, the path towards success still looks on for the Irish entry.

Clarke doesn't want to celebrate too much in advance:

"Everything can happen, there are still two races to sail and we will be in the water competing with the same concentration as if those of tomorrow were the first races of the series".

Leader of the day was Andrea Pozzi's Bombarda of Italy.

In the Corinthian division the leader is still Marco Zammarchi's Taki 4 ITA778 with 19 points and a 4 as discard.

Second and third place belong respectively to Megan Ratliff's Decorum USA805 and Tõnu Tõniste's Lenny EST790 (4), both crews currently have 24 points, the first discarding a 22, the second discarding a 6.

Melges 24 - Overall leading Results (Top 5 of 74; 10 races 1 discard)

1. Embarr, Conor Clarke , IRL - 2 -1 -1 -3 -4 -5 -2 -1 -2 -[15] ; 21pts
2. Maidollis 3, Gian Luca Perego , ITA - 3 -5 -3 -9 -6 -2 -[13] -3 -10 -10 ; 51pts
3. West Marine Rigging, Bora Gulari , USA - 1 -2 -2 -16 -5 -[26] -12 -10 -1 -3 ; 52pts
4. Full Throttle, Brian Porter , USA - 9 -15 -18 -6 -1 -1 -7 -6 -[20] -2 ; 65pts
5. Monsoon, Bruce Ayres , USA - 10 -4 -13 -7 -3 -[20] -10 -4 -5 -9 ; 65pts

Full results here

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3 December 2016 10:33 GMT


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