Here is the official Day 4 press report from the organisers:-

Balatonkenese, June 11th, 2010 – After a hard day with lots of sailing in a Southerly breeze on Lake Balaton, Markus Wieser still leads the ranking on the Dragon Europeans in Hungary. The weather copied the day before, as the Southern wind came in the afternoon.

The first warning signal was made in a wind of about at 13.45 but the fleet was quite nervous so only the third start was successful. The two blackflag start made its victims: among others Markus Wieser, Evgen Braslavets, Vinci Hoesch and IDA Chairman Rob Campbell were too fast over the line… In the absence of Markus, Stephan Link from Germany proved to be the best. He won the race in front of Dirk Oldenburg and Lars Hendriksen.

Meanwhile the windspeed went up to 13 knots. The second race went smoothly from start and brought a happy to Mikhail Apukthtin to win the race. Peter Fröschl from Germany finished as second and Tamas Kelemen from Hungary came as third, breaking a wave of applause from the Hungarian support boats. The best result from a Hungarian Dragon sailor ever at a Europeans. But one was even happier: Markus Wieser who finished 5th and took the overall lead.

In the sixth race some gusts were even over 16 knots. Conditions changed a bit what favored Martin Palsson from Sweden who won the race, followed by Abram de Wilde with NED 305 and Remt Reemtsma from Germany. Although Markus Wieser finished as 8th, he kept his leading position as Anatoly Loginov, who is second overall, finished 11th.

For Friday, the last day of Erste Private Banking Dragon Europeans, the first warning signal is scheduled for 11.00.

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