It was another day of light airs and high temperatures at the Saronic Gulf Regatta in Greece

It was another day of light airs and high temperatures at the Saronic Gulf Regatta in Greece. Due to the fact that the previous day’s race was discounted, three races were sailed, in breezes ranging from 6-12 knots.

Dufresne/ Azon of Spain, continued their dominance over the Women’s 470 fleet, they racked up another good set of scores that extended their lead to 17 points over the Australian pair, Armstrong/Stowell. Gibson/Clark also put in a good performance, recording a third in the second race, which pushed them up into third place overall.

In the men’s 470 fleet, Kosmatopoulos/Trigonis, proved that they were well suited to the conditions, and managed to stretch out their lead to 14 points over their team mates Takis/Polychronidis. A good day for British pair Graham Vials and Dan Newman who put in a strong performance resulting in them moving up to seventh place overall.

Min Dizillie of Belgium proved that she was a force to be reckoned with in the Europe fleet, increasing her lead to 17 points from Sarah Blanck of Australia. Sarah Ayton is lying 7th overall, just in front of team mate Debbie Winstanley, who saw her overall position fall due to ‘jumping the gun’ on the start line and therefore recorded over the line at the start, which carries maximum penalty points, she is now in ninth position.

Places haven’t changed in the Finn class, Papathanassiou has continued to show his dominance over the fleet, and increased his lead. His team mate Karnoutsos is second and Britain’s Andrew Simpson is third.


470 Women (overall after 7 races, 1 discard)

1st Natalia Via Dufresne-Sandra Azon ESP 34 points

2nd Dimitra Milona-Aliki Koukoulou GRE 76 points

3rd Josie Gibson and Saskia Clark GBR 87 points

Other British placings

7th Christina Bassadone-Jenny Heely 155 points

470 Men (overall after 7 races, 1 discard)

1st Andreas Kosmatopoulos-Kostas Trigonis GRE 11 points

2nd Mantis Takis-Polchronidis Theo GRE 76 points

3rd Javier Conte-Juan De La Fuente ESP 31 points

British placings

6th Graham Vials-Dan Newman 50 points

10th Nick Rogers-Jo Glanfield 71 points

20th Mark Plummer-Oliver Hawkley 121 points

Finns (Overall)

1st Emilios Papathanassiou GRE

2nd Akis Karnoutsos GRE

3rd Andrew Simpson GBR

Europe (Overall)

1st Min Dezillie BEL 9 points

2nd Sarah Blanck AUS 26 points

3rd Larissa Nevierov ITA 31 points

British Placings

7th Sarah Ayton 44 points

9th Debbie Winstanley 52 points