Day Two - Leader Board Changes

After a thrilling opening day at the India International Regatta 2015 and ASAF Youth Sailing Cup 2015 - 16 in Chennai, the overnight positions saw a few changes.

In winds that reached 9knots the 100 competitors enjoyed an exciting start to the intense five-day event.The early morning cloud buildup which threatened to disrupt the racing schedule moved away and the wind settled down from the north east. however, it dropped further to less than 6 knots forcing the PRO to abandon the last Optimist race.

At the end of the day, 4 races were completed for the 29ers, Laser Radial and Laser 4.7 and 3 races for the Optimists and the RS One.

In the 29er class both the Danish pair and Indian pair won 2 races each and are now in 1st and 2nd position respectively. Jayalakshmi/Aditi who were in 2nd position yesterday, finished poorly in one of the races courtesy to a capsize, and ended the day in 3rd position. Among the RS One, Dayne Coelho continued to dominate and won all three races.

In the laser Radial, Johnny Durcan won 3 of the 4 races to break the tie at the top.

The Laser 4.7 saw things move around at the top with of Mohammad Abdulkareem of the UAE now in the lead.

In the Optimist Boys fleet Chitresh Thatha is still tied with UAE sailor Saif Saeed while Uma Chouhan has managed to nudge ahead of IODA Asians Bronze medalist Harshita Tomar of India.

The green fleet had their races in the inner harbour but ship movements disrupted the proceedings and only 2 races could be held for them. The conditions were far easier for them in the sheltered harbour with about 8 to 10 knots wind and flat water. Yesterday’s leader Lepakkshi capsized but still holds on to her lead amongst the girls while Agastya Mehra leads the table in the boys fleet.

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