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Schultheis siblings Victoria and Antonia strengthen lead at European Championships

Maltese sailors Victoria Schultheis and Antonia Schultheis continued to dominate at the European Sailing Championships as they strengthened their lead in the 49ERFX class in Thessalloniki, Greece.

Siblings Victoria and Antonia entered the second day of competition with a commanding lead at the top and continue to cement their leadership with some excellent sailing.

After a disappointing 26th-place finish in the opening regatta, which they scratched, Victoria Schultheis and Antonia Schultheis placed second in the second regatta of the day.

That result left the Malta Young Sailors Club duo at the top of the standings with five net points.

Dutch duo Odie van Aanholt and Elise de Ruyter were a distant second on 18.5 points with Germany’s Maru Scheel and Freya Feilcke third on 22 points.

Competition resumes on Thursday with three regattas on schedule.

In the men’s 49er class, Richard Schultheis and his team-mate Max Korner had a mixed day of racing.

In the opening race they placed 14th in the fourth regatta but then improved to finish sixth in race five.

Schultheis and Korner failed to keep momentum as they managed 17th-place finish in race six to finish the day in 23rd place on 56 net points.

Poland’s Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski lead the standings with nine net points.

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