Sunday, October 28, 2007

20th European Opti Team Cup - Final Results

Day 2 (Sunday) of the European Opti Team Cup in Berlin, Germany played very similar to Day 1 (Saturday) for the 16 teams participating. The wind was light and the fog high.
 
LISOT (USA) entered the day tied for the lead in group B with Sinapore (SIN) - both had records of 5-1. Meanwhile in group A, where the round robin was complete, 5 teams were tied at 5-2 - NED, SWE, DEN, GER, & POL.
 
Sunday's competition was tough and never over until all the umpire calls were made. Unfortunately for LISOT, a few untimely penalties cost the race against POL and another loss to SWE left them at 11-3 when the regatta was terminated. POL was the winner, NOR second while LISOT tied with SIN for third but lost the tie-breaker to finish 4th - an improvement over last year's 6th place finish.
 
Once again LISOT proved they could sail with some of the best in the world. Congratulations to Marlena Fauer, Deirdre Lambert, Evan Read, Antoine Screve, Declan Whitmyer and coach Staffan Johannson for another great team racing result. Get home safely.
 
 
 

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