09 Palma: Day 2, Shahar Slips
Shahar Zubari (ISR), Olympic Bronze medallist in Quing Dao, made an uncharacteristic slip today finishing the first race in the yellow group in 12th position. He recovered to 4th in the second but the damage had been done.
Fabian Heidegger (ITA) who finished on the podium here last year is now the overnight leader with Carlos 'Bimba' Santos (BRA) moving up to take over the second spot by one point from Piotr Myszka (POL) and Joao Rodrigues who are tied together in 3rd.
Meanwhile Chan King Yin (HKG) sank without trace after a good first day posting a 12th and 22nd in the second.
The discard will be taken after racing today so the scores in the top group will become tighter. No one has laid down his marker yet. Anyone in the top ten could yet win it.