|PALAMOS, SPAIN-(28-12-2004) Excellent SW wind conditions, 8 to 12 knots on the second day of racing at the Christmas Race. The Spanish crews lead the Europe, Finn and 49er overall standings.
Olympic Finn Class medallist, Rafael Trujillo (+39) is still in the lead with two wind and a 7th place today. Second place is for Spanish sailor Pablo Arrarte followed by Dutch sailor Wietze Zetzema in third place.
In the Europe class, Neus Garriga with two wins and a second place is on top of the overall results. Second and third places are for Spanish sailors Marc Paris and Jordi Garriga with equal points.
In the 49er class, Spanish crew Alberto Padrón/Javier de la Plaza (Audi Canarias) are in the first position. Second place is for German team Peckolt/Peckolt and French team Manu Dyen/Yann Rocherieux (Banque Populaire) are third overall.
Fernando Echávarri/Antón Paz (Telefónica Movistar) continue in the second position of the overall standings with just 1 point from leading German team Johannes Polgar/Florian Spalteholz (RS). Third place is for Austrian crew Thomas Zajac/Thomas Czajka (OTIS Marinepool).
French team Nicolás Duron/Sebastien Durand (Banque Populaire) are the leaders of the 470 men fleet and are followed with just 1 point of difference by Spanish team Francisco Sánchez Ferrer/Alejandro Ramos.
The 470 women overall standings are led by Austrian team Sylvia Vogl/Carolina Flatscher (Skandia), followed by Swiss team Emmanuelle Rol/Anne-Sophie Thilo (Delarive Groupe) and third place is for Kathrin Kadelbach/Saskia Schoeder (Musto) from Germany.
German sailor Mathias Rieck (Infocity) is the leader in the Laser class after 4 races, followed with only 2 points difference by Italian sailor Giorgio Poggi and third position is for Athens Olympic medallist, Andreas Geritzer (SOYA/Novy-Hans) from Autria.
British sailor Charlotte Dobson leads the Laser Radial standings followed by German sailor Christiane de Nijs and third place is for German sailor Petra Niemann.
The Mistral men results are led by Dejlla Abdelatif followed by Bouhadjira Manar from Algeria. The Mistral women standings are led by Algerian sailor Bouleghab Sabah followed by Younsi Nada.
Strong North wind (Tramuntana) is forecasted for tomorrow.