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IOM European Championship - Gibson in the lead on day 3 + Video    
Thu, 22 Nov 2012

With a full day schedule at the IOM European Championship, the sailors began their day early this morning having more than fifteen races waiting ahead. The weather today was tricky with gusts reaching 16 knots and many shifts due to the location of the course area. All that meant a really challenging task for the 74 competitors that started preparing their equipment around 8am.

The first start was given at 9am sharp and it was the third race for Heat C that was not concluded yesterday. Then the next two Heats followed for race 3 to be completed. Brad Gibson from UK continued his good performance and after scoring a second place remained at the top of the leader board.

Then it was just routine procedure for the race committee that was clearing one race after the other reaching at the end of the day the total number of 18 races. Brad Gibson managed to be at the top three boats in almost every race and thus he retained his lead for one more day. Nonetheless France’s Alexis Carre has an equally good pace so far and is only two points behind Gibson. The surprise of the day was Pierluigi Puthod from Italy that managed to climb seven places from yesterday and is now in third overall.

Tomorrow the weather forecasts lighter winds and the leaders would have to adjust to the conditions to keep their place. Many great battles are expected. So join us again tomorrow for the fourth day of the IOM Europeans... The island of Cres is seeing some impressive sailing action so far!

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by Dean Miculinic

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