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Saturday, April 07, 2012
Kirklands Ranked 13th in 49er Skiff Fleet

After an action packed final day of racing at the Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia MAPFRE, the third of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, the overall Standings have been shuffled around with new leaders taking control.

The first gold of the day in Palma, Mallorca, Spain was decided in the 49er Fleet. It went to Jonas Warrer and Soren Hansen from Denmark, and following their seventh place at US SAILING's Rolex Miami OCR they have climbed up to top spot in the ISAF Sailing World Cup 49er Standings.

The Danish 49er team is packed full of talented skiff sailors with Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang tied on 33 points with their team mates in the Standings. The Danes are using the World Cup circuit to see who will head to London 2012, Warrer said, "This win is very important for us and we couldn't have done better and we are happy about that. The other Danes did quite well as well so it is very close. We are one point ahead with Hyeres the final qualification regatta."

Meanwhile Jesse and Zander Kirkland the Bermuda Olympic hopefuls are now 13th in the Standings for their 13th place finish.

The Kirklands won two races during the recent World Cup Event to continue their bid to qualify for the London Gemas.

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