Tidey excels in the breezier conditions

A report from the penultimate day of the Mistral Worlds in Thailand

Saturday December 14th 2002, Author: Sasha Oswald, Location: Australasia
The sailors were again met with a short postponement before completing two races in a good breeze, that averaged 15 knots, on the penultimate day of the 2002 Mistral world championships.

RYA team GBR sailor Dom Tidey excelled in the breezier conditions, winning the first race from championship leader Gal Fridman of Israel. In the second race he scored a seventh place, resulting in a big jump up the leader board from 16th place to seventh overall.

After a further two races, the leader board remains the same in the men's fleet, with Fridman at the top after scoring a second and an eighth place. Current world champion Nikolas Kaklamanakis of Greece mirrored his results, which was enough to see him swap places with Ricardo Santos of Brazil and knock him into the bronze medal position.

In the women's fleet, French women Lise Vidal sailed the best day, registering a third and a first place, moving her above Alessandra Sensini of Italy and placing her name on the scoreboard in third, although points are close, as Sensini is just half a point behind in fourth place. Barbara Kendall of New Zealand maintains her lead over the fleet going into the final day, after scoring a second and a third place, increasing her lead over Faustine Merret of France.

Racing concludes tomorrow and race officers are hoping that the breeze will continue to blow in order to round off the championships on a high.

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