Nikolaos KAKLAMANAKIS (GRE), the torchbearer who lit the cauldron at the Olympic stadium, was obviously still on a high as he took first place in the opening race for the Men's Mistral Fleet today! However, it was Przemyslaw MIARCZYNSKI (POL) who was first over the finish line in the second race.
Barbara KENDALL, New Zealand's most successful female Olympian, with her gold, silver and bronze medals from the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Games, won the first ladies race, but it was Italian Alessandra SENSINI who won the second race.
Race One - Men Nikolaos KAKLAMANAKIS (GRE) Julien BONTEMPS (FRA) Joao RODRIGUES (POR)
Race Two - Men Przemyslaw MIARCZYNSKI (POL) Joao RODRIGUES (POR) Gal FRIDMAN (ISR)
Race One - Women Barbara KENDALL (NZL) Faustine MERRET (FRA) Shan LEE Lai (HKG)
Race Two - Women Alessandra SENSINI (ITA) Zofia KLEPACKA (POL) Jannicke STAALSTROM (NOR)
For full results: http://www.athens2004.com/en/resultsSailing/results
Races 3 & 4 for both men and women are scheduled for tomorrow.