Photos: Nils Bergmann

Ali Young moves up to first

Big day on the water at the Laser Radial Worlds

Wednesday May 16th 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: Germany

Tactically challenging conditions with an oscillating wind from 15 to 20 knots resulted in some interesting changes at the top of the leader board at the Laser Radial World Championship. In uncharacteristically rough waters for Boltenhagen there were several capsizes during the races and in the strong winds some starters were a little too eager, receiving a total of seven black flags.

Britain's London Alison Young was able to discard her 39 points from race one, to move up from 31st to first place overall posting a second place and a win today. But only four points behind is Lijia Xu from China who was fifth in the first race and won the yellow fleet's second race. In third place with eight points behind Xu is Cecilia Carranza Saroli (ARG) who came second in the first, race but had to discard her 14th place from the second race.

Defending World Champion Marit Bouwmeester (NED) is delivering a steady performance in fifth place, only one point behind the World Champion from 2009 and 2010, Sari Multala from Finland who achieved the same scores as yesterday with a first and eighth place. Even though American Olympic hope Paige Railey placed seventh and fifth today her results from the first day prevent her from moving up significantly in the overall results. She is now up to 23rd from 30th .

France's Marie Bolou is still leading in the U21 results, followed by Erika Reineke (USA) and Michelle Broekhuizen (NED).

Full results here

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