Krutskikh extends lead but title still open with one day to go at Finn World Masters in Kavala

Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) has extended his lead at the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece to six points after the hardest day's sailing many here can remember. Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) and Martijn Van Muyden (NED) are on equal points in second and third, but anyone in the top seven can win a medal, and anyone in the top five can take the title. There is still a lot to play for in Kavala.

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Vladimir Krutskikh is new leader at Finn World Masters in Kavala

Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) has taken a one point lead at the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece after the only scheduled race was completed late in the day. Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) is up to second while Martijn van Muyden (NED) drops to third. Race wins went to Marc Allain des Beauvais (FRA) and Vladimir Butenko (RUS).

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Narrow lead for Martijn van Muyden at Finn World Masters in Kavala

Twelve years on from his last major Finn regatta Martijn van Muyden (NED) has taken a narrow lead at the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece from Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) and Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS). However, the story of the day was 70 year old Henry Sprague (USA) winning the first race to give him a clear lead in the Legend fleet at the half way stage of the regatta. Other race wins went to Thierry Van Vierssen (NED), Dmitry Petrov (RUS) and Laurent Hay (FRA).

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Yuri Tokovoi masters Kavala on first day at Finn World Masters

Yuri Tokovoi (UKR) mastered the challenging conditions on the first day of the Finn World Masters in Kavala, Greece with two race wins to lead the 204 boat fleet. Vladimir Krutskikh (RUS) is second after winning one of his races, while Allen Burrell (GBR) is third. The other race win went to Karel van Hellemond (NED).

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204 Finns ready for idyllic Greek Finn World Masters

The Finn World Masters is rapidly becoming one of the most renowned one-design dinghy regattas in the world. Wherever it is held these days it is attracting well over 200 entries, with sailors from all over the globe and from every age from 39 to 75...and sometimes more. This week, for the first time ever, the event is being held in Greece and with 204 entries it has exceeded all expectations on turnout. It's never about numbers but when that many sailors head for one of the furthest corners in Europe, there must be something special going on. And there is.

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