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5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open - Day 2

New Moon wins only race after strong northerlies disrupt 5.5 Swiss-Italian Championship on Lake Como

Strong winds that built through the morning, caused the only race sailed to be shortened at the second top mark, with 30 knot gusts coming down the lake.

After a short postponement and a full on first beat, SUI 228, Marie-Francoise XIX led round the first top from SUI 251 New Moon.

Most boats set their kites on the hectic downwind and there were a few boats in trouble.

It was very tight on the second upwind amongst the leaders and the shortened course caught out a few crews.

New Moon crossed first from SUI 214 Caracole after sailing a great second beat.

The fleet was then sent back to the Marina di Domaso to wait for a break in the wind. But it did not come and by 16.00 further racing was official abandoned for the day.

New Moon has now won two of the three races sailed and moves up to second overall.

5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open - Top 5 from 19 after 2 races

1st SUI 228 Marie Fran├žoise XIX (Jurg Menzi, Jurgen Eiermann, Christof Wilke, Modern) 6
2nd SUI 251 New Moon (Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) 11
3rd BAH 22 John B (Gavin McKinney, Mathias Dahlman, Bjorn Hansen, Modern) 12
4th SUI 214 Caracole (Bernard Haissly, Nicolas Berthoud) 16
5th SUI 126 Feng Shui (Arend Jan Pasman, Ron Anzier, Kim Chabani) 18

Full results available here pdf

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