First leaders after two races at the Laser Standard World Championship in Japan are Filip Jurisic CRO (1/3) and George Gautrey NZL (2/2) with 4 points each. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA on 3rd overall follows one point behind. The best North Americans by nation among the 156 participants are Christopher Barnard USA on 10th (8/6) and Hugh Macrae CAN on 38th among the 156 participants, including 9 from the USA, 6 from CAN and one from the Bermudas. —– The ranking list. —– Racing of today Friday is underway. Results will be posted by noon UTC on the event website.