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Olympic Classes – Kieler Woche – Kiel GER – Day 1, three North American teams in the top-10

Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA 5th in the 49ersFX, Tom Ramshaw CAN 7th in the Finns, and Charlie Buckingham USA 9th in the Lasers Standard were the North Americans delivering top-10 results on day one of the 2020 Kiel Week. Here the results of all North Americans. ———- Hereafter follows the overview of the leading teams in the six Olympic Classes racing on the Baltic Sea. After three races in the skiffs, Warrer/Precht DEN are leading in the 49ers one point ahead of the tied Przybytek/Kolodzsinski POL and Fischer/Graf GER, while in the 49ersFX, Echegoyen/Roble ESP, two race wins, are first 2 points ahead of Schultheiss/Edland MLT. Three races too in the Nacras 17 with the experienced teams already ahead. Tito Ruggero/Caterina Banti ITA occupy rank 1 in front of Paul Kohlhoff/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER and John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR. —– The single-handers completed two races. In the Finns, Nicholas Heiner NED won both heats and leads ahead of Nils Theuninck SUI. Another point behind follows Facundo Olezza ARG on rank 3. In the Lasers Radial, the Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED has already taken control with the ranks 1 and 3, and leads ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN 2 points back. As 3rd follows Maria Erdi HUN. The first leader in the Lasers Standard is Giovanni Coccoluto ITA (1/4), with Philipp Buhl GER and Elliot Hansen GBR as first pursuers. —– Light, circling winds prevailed on day one of the Olympic Classes Kiel Week yesterday. —– All ranking lists.