EFG Bank shines in Portorož on the second day

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Melges 24 teams took to the water in Portoroz for the second day of racing today, in what proved to be a light airs test of tactics and patience.

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The race start was delayed which meant the scheduled 10:00 local time start had to be postponed due to lack wind. However, a light westerly breeze of 6-7kts had built to allow a start to take place at 14:00 local time.

The tough conditions barely fazed EFG Bank, who managed to find an extra gear, keeping the gas on and their concentration up. They opened the season with a victory and amassed 22 points across four races.
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The second highest scorers of the day were Stribog from Russia. The team made its debut in the Melges class with a series of impressive performances and sits three points behind the table toppers.

FGF Sailing Team also looked like a fine-tuned squad, finishing the day on third with only one point margin from the nearest challenger Altea, who is breathing down their necks.

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In the Corinthian division the scoreboard gives insight into very tight competition between Swiss Cinghi-Aile and local team Atena. Each shares equal points and are currently in eleventh and twelfth respectively.
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As the opening Act of the 2016 Series nears its close, many teams are showing they are capable of picking up good results, so the question is – can any of the challengers steal the top spot from the world champion EFG bank and will Atena celebrate on home turf? Follow tomorrow’s final races to find out!

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