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Diaz and Prada lead Star Worlds

Published on April 11th, 2016

Miami, FL (April 11, 2016) – The second day of the Star World Championship offered typical conditions of Biscayne Bay with the wind at 15– 18 knots from the east and 2 foot waves. The Race Committee set a Course 3 with 2.2 mile long legs and fired the first signal on time at 11.35 hrs.

Torben Schmidt Grael and Guilherme de Almeida (BRA) enjoyed a perfect start at the pin, but with the long upwind leg it was Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen (GER) that lead at the first mark and kept it until the end. The Germans finished 10 boat lengths ahead of the Brazilians, who narrowly beat out Diego Negri/ Sergio Lambertenghi (ITA) in third.

Despite their strong races today, Stanjek/ Kleen and Grael/ de Almeida will remain far down the standings due to their starting disqualifications yesterday. Until the discard becomes available after the fifth race, it will be the consistency of Augie Diaz and Bruno Prada (USA) that leads the field.

Day Two Standings (Top 10 of 71; 2 races)
1. Augie Diaz / Bruno Prada , USA – 3 -4 ; 7
2. Luke Lawrence / Ian Coleman , USA – 2 -6 ; 8
3. George Szabo / Steve Mitchell , USA – 1 -9 ; 10
4. Diego Negri / Sergio Lambertenghi , ITA – 7 -3 ; 10
5. Andrew Macdonald / Brad Nichol , USA – 11 -5 ; 16
6. Eric Doyle / Payson Infelise , USA – 8 -8 ; 16
7. Lars Schmidt Grael / Samuel Goncalves , BRA – 9 -12 ; 21
8. John MacCausland / Dave Caesar , USA – 6 -18 ; 24
9. Brian Ledbetter / Joshua Revkin , USA – 5 -20 ; 25
10. Hubert Merkelbach / Markus Koy , GER – 10 -17 ; 27

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Seventy-two teams are competing from 13 nations: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Ukraine and United States.

Six races are scheduled, with a boat’s series score to be the total of her race scores with her worst score discarded when five or more races are completed. Racing is scheduled on April 10-16.

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