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Optimist – World Championship 2019 – English Harbour ANT – Day 2, Schultheis MLT flawless leader, Grit USA 6th

Flawless has been the performance of Richard Schultheis MLT so far, who won again both races of his group yesterday, but the defending Champion Marco Gradoni ITA keeps the pace adding two bullets on his results sheet as well moving up on rank 2 overall. Ian Walker RSA stays on the 3rd place. Thommie Grit USA is 6th. Maria Perello ESP and Samara Walshe USA on the ranks 16 and 17 are the best girls. Jack Redmond USA, 3rd after day one, had a bad day (ranks 18 and 49) and dropped on rank 48. Tommy Sitzmann USA (ranks 11/4) on the contrary is strongly coming from behind moving up on the 73rd position, a candidate for the top-10 as soon as the discard comes into effect. Winborne Majette ISV 30th, Andreas Steinitz CAN 111th, Riccardo Lopez-Cepero PUR 160th and Mateo Cortes Suarez MEX 176th are the best among the other North American teams. —– The trade winds around 20kn and the big waves on the second day enjoyed the big-breeze specialists in the fleet. Check out the video to get an impression on the conditions, unusual for many participants. —– The ranking list and the daily news. —– Today, the last two qualification races are on the program, again to be followed over GPS tracking and a live ticker.