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29 June 2002 heralds the formal Opening Ceremony of the 2002 ISAF World Sailing Games, the quadrennial event held between the Olympics which sees its third holding in 2002. With almost 800 sailors, including four Israeli teams, the event is set to be a major focus over the coming two weeks.
The Laser Class, will see the biggest fleet with 81 entries, closely followed by the men's 470 class with 47 entries. Along with all other events, these two events will be hotly contested with eight of the world's top 10 ranked 470 sailors, including the world's top three, and all except one of the world's top 15 ranked Laser sailors in Marseilles.

Light Wind Tacticians Lead The Way
As forecast there was just little wind during the 4th day of the 2002 ISAF World Sailing Games. In these particular conditions, the lighter the helm the more successful you are.
Nick Rogers, helmsman of the British 470 and winner of today's first race commented : there was only 6 to 8 knots wind and the changing conditions made the competition very hard among the 5 and even 10 first boats. The Israeli teams takes first and fourth places after 4 races.


Intermediate results:
1. Josef Yogev / Amir Shahav - Israel 27 points
2. Wilmot Nathan / Page Malcom - Australia 30 points
3. Charbonier Nicolas / Christidis - France 38 points
4. Zandona Gabio / Trani Andrea - Italy 38 points
5. Udi Gal / Gidi Kliger - Israel 40 points


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