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Laser Standard & Radial – European Championship 2019 – Porto POR – Day 1, best NorAms are Chris Barnard USA 8th and Sarah Douglas CAN 14th

335 Lasers, among them 22 North Americans, completed the first two races at the Laser Standard and Radial European Championship in Porto POR yesterday. —– In the Lasers Standard (4 fleets), Philipp Buhl GER, Joaquin Blanco ESP, Nils Broehhuizen NED and Fynn Lynch IRL are on top with 5 points each. Chris Barnard USA is excellent 8th, Robert Davis CAN 33rd. —– The best ranked favorites so far are Matthew Wearn AUS on 10th and the Olympic Champion Tom Burton AUS on 15th. Rather disappointing were however Sam Meech NZL as 31st, Nick Thompson GBR as 35th, Tonci Stipanovic CRO as 39th and the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP as 43rd. —– Nur Shazrin Mohamad MAS was the only woman winning both races of her group in the Lasers Radial (2 fleets). She leads 3 points ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN. Martina Reino ESP follows on 3rd. The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED is 10th. Sarah Douglas CAN is 14th, Erika Reineke USA 16th. —– The Laser Radial Men leader is Martim Fernandes POR one point in front of Aleksander Arian POL. On rank 3 follows Francesco Miseri ITA. —– All ranking lists and the news.