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Flawless scorecard from Ainslie after five races at Finn Europeans

Thursday August 11th 2005, Author: Event Press / Andy Nicholson, Location: United Kingdom
Triple Olympic Medalist and triple Finn Gold Cup winner Ben Ainslie is continuing his apparent obliteration of the competition at the Finn European Championship in Kalmar, Sweden.

A further two races were sailed today, both of which Ainslie won. His net score is now four points having discarded one first place as the discard comes into play. Nine races are schedule for the championship.

Today was not any easier than the previous days, the wind was slow to come and never settled down on the course, always shifty and patchy. It demanded quick reactions from the sailors to follow the wind pattern and play with the pressure created by the stormy clouds.

Emilios Papathanasiou (GRE) took second place in the first race today, 200 meters behind Ainslie and ahead of Szukiel from Poland. The second race saw again Ainslie distance himself from the fleet with Dan Slater taking second place in the race and in the championship after discarding a 35th position in race two. Third place went to Michael Maier. It is the first top ten placing for the Czech who has had a difficult start into the championship. Third overall after five races is Marin Misura from Croatia.

After 7 hours on the water, the Finn sailors will enjoy a single race tomorrow.


Sail No Crew Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Nett
1 GBR-3 Ben Ainslie 1 1 1 1 1 4
2 NZL-14 Dan Slater 2 35 2 13 2 19
3 CRO-25 Marin Misura 7 3 6 14 5 21
4 GRE-7 Papathanasiou Emilios 22 2 9 2 9 22
5 ESP-100 Rafael Trujillo 5 6 5 16 6 22
6 SLO-5 Gasper Vincec 11 4 4 5 39 24
7 DEN-2 Jonas Høgh-Christensen (1981) 9 7 3 6 42 25
8 NOR-1 Peer Moberg 4 17 14 8 11 37
9 POL-12 Waclaw Szukiel 12 15 8 3 19 38
10 SWE-11 Daniel Birgmark 6 5 13 17 16 40
11 UKR-1 Olexiy Borysov 18 42 7 12 8 45
12 CRO-524 Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (1984) 8 25 12 15 10 45
13 RUS-1 Vladimir Krutskikh 3 33 10 26 7 46
14 GBR-111 Edward Wright 13 14 20 4 23 51
15 DEN-7 Søren Holm 48 10 19 9 14 52
16 CZE-1 Michael Maier 31 21 18 32 3 73
17 AUS-228 Josh Beaver 15 22 26 10 46 73
18 CZE-9 Michal Hrubý 21 13 17 25 24 75
19 USA-4 Zach Railey 27 30 32 7 13 77
20 FRA-972 Bruno Ismael 19 11 28 22 25 77
21 GBR-541 Chris Brittle 29 8 BFD 31 12 80
22 GBR-550 Matt Howard 38 12 15 19 36 82
23 SWE-736 Johan Tillander 30 26 21 18 22 87
24 NED-6 Stefan de Vries 17 27 34 11 38 89
25 DEN-9 Thomas Laursen OCS 36 16 35 4 91
26 ESP-310 Pablo Arrarte Elorza 50 34 11 28 21 94
27 IRL-10 Aaron O'Grady 33 16 55 21 26 96
28 FIN-216 Tapio Nirkko 14 24 DNS 33 32 103
29 POL-17 Norbert Wilandt 32 28 23 23 30 104
30 POL-7 Rafal Szukiel 43 23 38 24 20 105
31 AUS-221 Anthony Nossiter 26 19 31 36 55 112
32 CZE-3 Rudolf Lidaøík 36 47 33 29 17 115
33 AUT-271 Raudaschl Florian 55 41 22 20 37 120
34 GBR-625 Edward Greig 52 9 BFD 46 15 122
35 GER-711 André Budzien 16 40 50 39 28 123
36 ITA-25 Armando Battaglia 10 51 46 54 18 125
37 CRO-16 Emil Tomasevic 20 20 BFD 55 33 128
38 NED-64 Wietze Zetzema 42 38 25 30 40 133
39 GBR-88 Mark Andrews 35 29 43 40 31 135
40 NED-80 Sander E. Willems 41 44 35 27 35 138
41 ESP-836 Albert Vadell DNF 18 54 42 27 141
42 GRE-8 Dragutsis Alexandros 34 49 30 50 34 147
43 NED-41 Karel van Hellemond 23 32 39 57 56 150
44 IRL-5 Timothy Goodbody 24 48 49 38 59 159
45 GER-174 Matthias Bohn 44 39 27 51 66 161
46 ITA-101 Riccardo Cordovani 25 37 DNS 43 63 168
47 HUN-11 Peter Lovas 28 46 59 49 45 168
48 SWE-31 Bjorn Smit 39 50 36 63 43 168
49 GER-108 Sebastian Munck 51 53 41 61 29 174
50 GRE-71 Davourlis Panagiotis 49 66 29 56 41 175
51 POL-41 Bartek Szydlowski 37 56 44 44 52 177
52 DEN-231 Kenneth Bøggild 58 43 24 53 69 178
53 POL-71 Krzysztof Dabkowski 47 45 48 41 47 180
54 HUN-6 Gaszton Pál 45 52 42 45 49 181
55 POL-45 Piotr Mazur 46 60 37 48 51 182
56 SWE-41 Anders Nilsson 53 31 56 47 57 187
57 SWE-739 Olof Lundqvist 56 68 45 37 65 203
58 FRA-9 Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (1975) 61 55 BFD 34 58 208
59 SWE-734 Stefan Fagerlund 62 59 52 52 53 216
60 GER-150 Günter O. Hoffmann 40 64 DNS 58 60 222
61 GBR-631 Richard Hart 63 67 51 64 44 222
62 DEN-218 Jesper Petersen 64 57 47 59 61 224
63 ITA-27 Andrea Bianchi 59 54 53 DNF 62 228
64 NED-11 Henk de Jager 66 63 40 60 67 229
65 GER-19 Andreas Bollongino 70 58 58 62 54 232
66 ITA-903 Francesco Faggiani 65 61 DNS 65 48 239
67 GER-262 Barthel Uwe 67 71 62 67 50 246
68 ITA-892 Cisbani Paolo 60 62 60 68 64 246
69 HUN-8 Márton Beliczay 68 65 57 66 68 256
70 SUI-496 Gautschi Thomas 57 69 61 71 73 258
71 GER-37 Frank Westendorf 54 72 63 72 71 260
72 GER-92 Detlev Guminski 69 70 DNS 70 72 281
73 GER-12 David Guminski 71 73 DNS 69 70 283

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