4TH OLYMPIC CLASSES REGATTA, HYERES

MISTRAL ONE DESIGN - DAY 3

In light winds the race committee pushed to get one race in for each group

of men yesterday, proving yet again that Olympic windsurfing equipment must

be able to perform when other Olympic classes are racing. There were a

number of DNFs in both the yellow and blue groups due to a dying breeze and

thus an inability to finish within the time limit. There was no racing for

the Mistral women so results are unchanged: Alessandra Sensini (ITA)leads,

but Yin Jian (CHN) had a win in race four to make a strong challenge for the

overall lead.

In the men's fleet, Nicolas Beudou (FRA) has moved up to second place

overall with Maxym Oberemko (UKR) taking third place overall. Nikos

Kaklamanakis (GRE) took 3rd in his blue group race and is now lying 4th

overall. Meanwhile Yuan Guo Zhou (CHN1),struggling for consistency, had a

bad 5th race finishing 12th in the blue group but anyone who writes this

tough and determined competitor off is quite likely to get a big surprise !

The top French men will be selected to represent France at the 2002 Athens

test event.

Mardi 23 Avril 2002 . 20:33

******** GREG 99.7.21 ********

SOF - MISTRAL MEN

***** FFV (C) 1997-2000 ******

Classement g,n,ral provisoire aprSs 05 manches (moins la + mauvaise)

Phases qualificatives

Manches

nø voile Equipage Club Groupe

points 1 2 3 4 5

1 FRA 7 GUYADER Alexandre Yellow

4.00 4 1 1 1 1

2 FRA 178 BEUDOU Nicolas LACANAU Yellow

8.00 1 2 3 5 2

3 UKR 19 OBEREMKO Maxym DINAMO Yellow

14.00 3 7 2 6 3

4 GRE 1 KAKLAMANAKIS Nikolaos Blue

15.00 5 4 5 3 3

5 CHN 1 YUAN GUO Zhou Blue

16.00 22 2 1 1 12

6 FRA 6 BONTEMPS Julien ASPTT NANTES Blue

16.00 3 8 11 3 2

7 GBR 7 TIDEY Dominic Blue

17.00 1 10 4 2 19

8 ISR 18 FRIDMAN Gal Blue

19.00 6 7 4 2 20

9 BRA 1 SANTOS Ricardo Yellow

21.00 2 10 6 4 9

10 FRA 13 GUYADER Nicolas C N Angoulins Yellow

22.00 6 3 15 9 4