Softly, softly for Contender Europeans

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Day 4 (possibly Friday) of the Contender Europeans was upset by light and fluky winds. The first race was abandoned after 4.5 legs when the wind shifted and died. After a spell ashore the race was restarted later in the afternoon.

Gernt Guertz was first around the windward mark with the seaward side of the beat paying off well. The race was shortened at the leeward mark at the end of the second round.

Racing was scheduled to finish Saturday but the event website has been suffering problems and reports and results are not clear as to what races or days they are reporting.

Leading race positions

1st Martin Muerner
2nd Gernt Guertz
3rd Marcus Hamilton
4th Stuart Jones
5th Giovanni Bonzio
6th Roger Gates

Overall results to follow but Marcus Hamilton of Australia is now in First followed closely by Andrea Bonezzi of Italy.

Contender - Leading gold fleet scores after 3 races

1st ITA 47 GIOVANNI BONZIO 0.58 0.17 0.13 0.88 0.88pts
2nd AUS 2323 MARKUS HAMILTON 0.46 0.08 0.38 0.92 0.92
3rd ITA 11 ANDREA BONEZZI 0.33 0.38 0.29 1.00 1.00
4th GBR 2421 GARY LANGDOWN 0.58 0.29 0.42 1.29 1.29
5th DEN 44 SOREN ANDREASEN 0.92 0.33 0.17 1.42 1.42
6th GBR 701 STUART JONES 0.92 0.13 0.58 1.63 1.63
7th GBR 702 MATT ASTON 0.75 0.71 0.25 1.71 1.71
8th ITA 99 MARCO VERSARI 1.00 0.67 0.08 1.75 1.75
9th GBR 720 GRAHAM SCOTT 0.79 0.46 0.54 1.79 1.79
10th GER 551 CHRISTOPH HOMEIER 0.75 0.92 0.92 2.58 2.58
11th GBR 1 JAN KUHLMANN 1.63 0.83 0.21 2.67 2.67
12th ITA 97 ROBERTO MAZZALI 1.21 0.25 1.21 2.67 2.67
13th GER 531 JOACHIM HARPPRECHT 1.42 0.75 0.50 2.67 2.67
14th GBR 02 SIMON MUSSEL 0.67 0.96 1.04 2.67 2.67
15th GBR 589 KEITH PAUL 1.33 1.08 0.46 2.88 2.88
16th SUI 87 MARTIN MUERNER 2.33 0.04 0.75 3.13 3.13
17th GER 2390 GERNOT GOETZ 1.17 47.0 DNE 0.04 3.17 3.17
18th NED 2370 DIRK LAFREUR 1.67 1.04 0.67 3.38 3.38
19th ITA 315 ANTONIO LAMBERTINI 1.92 1.17 0.33 3.42 3.42
20th GBR 707 PETER DIVES 1.50 1.00 0.96 3.46 3.46
21st GER 488 MAX BILLERBECK 1.96 0.42 1.29 3.67 3.67
22nd GBR 718 DUNCAN ELLIS 2.04 0.54 1.17 3.75 3.75
23rd GBR 2404 ROGER GATES 2.75 0.21 0.83 3.79 3.79
24th ITA 34 ROBERTO LORENZI 1.67 1.50 0.63 3.79 3.79
25th GBR 2314 ROGER WHITE 2.50 0.63 0.71 3.83 3.83
26th GBR 2383 DAVID DAVIES 1.54 1.42 1.08 4.04 4.04
27th GER 536 HANNES SEIDEL 2.46 0.50 1.13 4.08 4.08
28th GBR 2315 BEN HOLDEN 1.46 1.63 1.25 4.33 4.33
29th GER 529 HANKE TOBIAS 2.92 0.79 0.79 4.50 4.50
30th ITA 10 LUCA POLENTA 1.42 1.58 1.58 4.58 4.58
31st NED 212 BART THORBORG 2.04 1.13 1.46 4.63 4.63
32nd GBR 2406 ED PRESLEY 2.17 1.33 1.38 4.88 4.88
33rd AUS 2263 RICHARD BATTEN 2.33 1.71 1.00 5.04 5.04
34th GBR 1771 ALAN MOLLATT 2.96 0.88 1.33 5.17 5.17
35th ITA 44 ACHILLE CARRARA 3.21 0.58 1.42 5.21 5.21
36th ITA 111 EMILIO BETTA 2.46 1.25 1.50 5.21 5.21
37th ITA 387 RICCARDO BARTOLI 2.75 1.75 0.88 5.38 5.38
38th GER 520 CHRISTIAN BINDER 2.46 1.38 1.63 5.46 5.46
39th ITA 375 MARCO FRIGERIO 2.33 1.67 1.54 5.54 5.54
40th GER 416 FRANK RICHTER 2.75 1.21 47.0 DNC 5.92 5.92
41st ITA 300 EUGENIO PATRONE 2.71 1.46 1.79 5.96 5.96
42nd NED 218 RIK THORBORG 3.25 1.29 1.75 6.29 6.29
43rd GER 2430 THIES OLIVER 2.54 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 6.46 6.46
44th ITA 401 LUCA BONEZZI 2.83 47.0 DNE 1.71 6.50 6.50
45th NED 232 MARK THORBORG 3.33 1.54 1.67 6.54 6.54
46th ITA 59 DAVID FONTANA 3.33 47.0 DNC 47.0 DNC 7.25 7.25