Star North American Championship-Day 3

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Oxford, Maryland

Two races were held today with a shifty northeasterly breeze that blew between 4 and 8 knots.

Torben Grael and his crew Guilhherme Alimeida of Brazil dominated the day with a 2,3 which moved them into a 10 point lead going into tomorrow’s final race.

Brian and I had a terrible first race. We just couldn’t pick the correct way to go to save our souls. We finished 25th. In the second race we managed a 5th which wasn’t bad considering we were 12th after the first lap.

Arthur Anosov and his crew Dave Caesar had a fairly tough first race finishing 18th but finished 4th in the second race. This pushed them down to second overall in the standings, 10 points behind Grael/Alimeida.

Larry Whipple who lead the first lap of the first race got passed by 17 boats up the second windward leg. It is a very difficult place to race. No real pattern to figure out.

So with one race left for tomorrow, the top 5 are:

Grael 29
Anosov 39
Thomas Horno-43
Jack Jennings-53

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