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07 Jul 2010

Pre-Worlds Racing Clinic Day 2

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2010 470 World Championships

Three more races were completed today with medium northwest winds, for a total of 5 races so far in each of the men's and women's fleets. Providing the opportunity for that last minute pre-Worlds training, the 470 Racing Clinic is funded by 470 Internationale and will be the first of several racing clinics taking place prior to the 2010 470 Championships. With top coach, Andreas Kosmatopoulos (GRE) leading the clinic the sailors are also benefiting from world class coaching.

After 5 races, the Greek team of Panagiotis Kabouridis and Gerasimos Orologas are leading the men, with Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Luisa Barbachan (BRA) the women.

Today both fleets started together, making the racing more challenging. With up to 45 teams representing 17 nations taking part in today's racing clinic, the opportunity for some pre-Worlds racing has proved a huge success.

Special thanks to the other coaches who were on the water assissting today:
Athanasios Pachoumas (GRE), Elias Mylonas (GRE), Dimitris Psomiadis (GRE) and Rafal Sawicki (POL).

More Information:
2010 470 World Championships - Event Website

Image: © Andreas Kosmatopoulos