Young Finn hopefuls with a steep hill to climb

No racing was possible on the second day of the Finn Gold Cup at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, with a series of violent electrical storms rolling through Fremantle. By early afternoon all racing was abandoned for the day for safety reasons, and with forecasts of 100 kmph gusts coming from the storms, it was a spectacular show of the power of nature against man.

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Ainslie dominates opening day for Finns in Fremantle

The first day of the Finn Gold Cup at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships delivered more than it promised as the wind exceeded the forecast light winds, though the fleet did have to wait afloat for more than an hour for the sea breeze to develop enough to start a race.

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Arkadiy Kistanov maintains lead to win Finn Silver Cup

Leading from the first race to the end, Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) kept his head on the final day of the Finn Silver Cup in Moscow to win the Junior World Championship after three more races were sailed. Milosz Wojewski (POL) had a great last day to climb to second overall, while team mate Artur Ponieczynski (POL) dropped one place to take third overall.

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Finn Gold Cup 2011, Perth - Preview: Let the battle commence

Preview of the 2011 Finn Gold Cup in Perth, Australia.

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Silver Cup - three more races sets up exciting final day

The fourth day of the Finn Silver Cup in Moscow finally produced some great racing. After suffering with light and non-existent wind so far, the 38 strong fleet got in three great races. Race wins went to Julian Massler (GER), Arkadiy Kistanov (RUS) and Artur Ponieczynski (POL), though Kistanov still leads the championship. Ponieczynski climbs to second while Robert Bakoczy (HUN) discards his DNF in the first race to jump up to third.

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