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RS:X Men : Day two - Delta Lloyd Regatta 2014 - 21.5.2014 - Przemyslaw Mirczynski (POL) continues to lead the men's windsurfer
Light winds disrupts schedule on second day at Delta Lloyd Regatta

An almost complete programme of races was completed on the second day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta despite the best intentions of the fickle weather to disrupt proceedings. After Tuesday's near perfect start to the regatta, Wednesday didn't quite go to plan with light winds delaying racing by five hours.

The first fleets were released from shore at 10.15, but they were all back within an hour as what wind there was, failed to stabilise enough to allow racing. A long wait ensued before they were again sent out at 14.00 in an attempt to keep to the schedule, with the wind finally filling in at around 8-9 knots. The fleets for the second set of starts were released from the shore at 16.00 while the first fleets were completing their final races. The last fleet, the 2.4 mR, came shore at 20.30 having completed their two races.

It was a great day for the Polish sailors who continued to dominate with wins in the RS:X men and women's fleets and in the 49er. Nicholas Heiner (NED) extended his lead in the Laser, while Marit
Bouwmeester (NED) took the lead in the Laser Radial. The young German Finn sailors carried on sailing well with Eike Martens (GER) winning one of the two races sailed, while Franck Cammas and
Sophie de Turckheim (FRA) won two races in the highly competitive Nacra 17 fleet to take the overall lead. In the Skud 18, Alexandra Rickhaam and Niki Burrell (GBR) sailed a perfect day with two bullets to maintain their lead.

At one point today, any quality racing looked quite unlikely, but in the end only a few races were lost, and the races that were held were of a very good quality with a stable wind of between 6 and 10 knots for most races.

RS:X Men

Przemyslaw Mirczynski (POL) continues to lead the men's windsurfer, with Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) moving up to second. Piotr Myszka (POL) stormed up to third having won both races today.

Van Rijsselberghe said, I did two good races with second and sixth. The Polish guys are very strong and it shows directly where the Dutch are standing at this moment. I want to sail well here and if there is a podium place at the end then that would be nice. My main goals are further on in this season.

Sebastian Wang-Hansen (NOR) didn't have the best day and was OCS in the second race. He said I prefer strong winds, everything from 12 knots and above. I think I have improved in the last few months in light winds, but I still have some work to do. I was 14th in Hyres this year with almost all the fleet there. My goal for this week is to make the medal race. He is now is 11th overall, so has some work to do.

Racing for all fleets continues Thursday at 10.00.
Full results for each class can be found at: http://results.deltalloydregatta.org/

Photo : Delta Lloyd Regatta 2014 / Sander van der Borch
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