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IMCO Worlds Race Day 1 afternoon
Posted On:  15/09/2003 17:59:51

Levante levante levante. It really didn't stop blowing today.

The wind from the south west was a steady 22 knots, but from the land  bullets,
hammered down at the competitors reaching speeds of around 30 knots. So the men were earlier split into 2 fleets and sent out a little after schedule.This was going to be a speed race with the chop becoming more severe to the lower end of the course, and the gusts and flat water at the top.

Dom Tidey was before the race was heard to comment that this would be Pzremek Miarczynski┬┤s (POL126) Day. Pzremek or better known by his friends as PONT, was on fire blowing the opposition away, leading by what seemed minutes to take two first places. The only opposition to Ponts speed was Riccardo Giordano (ITA12). Taking an early lead to round the windward mark first and with his trademark one handed champagne gestures was clearly enjoying the conditions.
The second fleet mixing it up with Julien Bontemps (FRA6) taking a first an a second. Alex Guyader(FRA7) making a first and a Fifth. Nikos Kaklamanakis(GRE1), Joao Rodriguez (POR75), Gal Friedman (ISR18) all having 3rd and a 4th.
On the women's start line the the seas had calmed down due to a lower tide,
 but the action was still  as hot. Barbara Kendall(NZL15) posted a firs and
a second. Working her way around the course having to fight off the young Lee Korsitz(ISR1111) who has been showing amazing speed for how long she has been in the class. Another youth is Zofia Klepacka (POL8) who at the age of 17 slotted in to second place in the last race today. Over all an action packed day of thrills and some spectacular spills. The Levante Is supposed to stay for a further 2 days.

See ya tomorrow and check results on www.cadizworlds2003.com