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Top News – Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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The 470 Junior World Championship 2015 in Thessaloniki GRE continued yesterday with two races, the men concluding herewith the Qualifier Series for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The women continue the Championship in one fleet.
The new leaders are Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN at equal points with
Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan FRA, 2 points ahead of David Charles/Alex Charles ESP. Malte Winkel/Matti Cipra GER on 4th remain in the race for Medals. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA are on the 27th place, qualified for the Goldfleet.
Three teams share the lead in the women's fleet: 1st (thanks winning the last race as best of the day) are Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA, followed by Jessica Lavery/Megan Brickwood GBR and Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini ITA on the 2nd and 3rd place. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove are on the 38th place.
All ranking lists, the event facebook page as well as the event website, where the video of the day will be posted during the morning.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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The stormy conditions exceeding 40 kn at the French Atlantic coast are staying on and the Race Direction decided early to postpone the start on tomorrow Wednesdaÿ.
The report and the event website.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   (Image © Fred Hoffmann)
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Yesterday, the Olympic Classes International Sailing Week began on the Olympic waters of Rio de Janeiro and two to three races were sailed by class.
First leader in the Finns after two heats is Josh Junior NZL with a 1 point advance. The surprise so far is the 4th interim's place of Gong Lel CHN, a name that never appeared in the top group of Finn sailors. Caleb Paine USA is 8th. Leading in the Lasers Radial is Odile Ginaid BRA ahead of Erika Reinecke USA. The Olympic medalists Evi Van Acker BEL and Marit Bouwmester NED are on the positions 7 and 8 after two races. Haddon Hughes USA is 4th, Isabella Bertold CAN 12th. The trio Tom Burton AUS, Matthew Wearn AUS an Sam Meech NZL share the lead in the Lasers Standard after two races. Thomas Zajac/Tanja Franck AUT and Fernando Echevarri/Tara Pacheco ESP are on top of the Nacra-17 at equal points.
All ranking lists and the event website and the daily report in Portuguese.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015   
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The different World- and Continental Championships of the past weeks did not have a major influence on the ISAF World Ranking Lists. The most important move up made Ricardo Santos BRA, new on 2nd, after winning the PanAm-Games in the RS:X men windsurfers. In the Lasers Standard, Nick Thompson GBR advanced on rank 3 after his World Champion victory.
Top ten USA teams are in the 470 women Anne Haeger/Briana Provancha rank 5, in the 470 men Stu McNay/Hughes rank 8, in the Lasers Standard Charlie Buckingham 9th, in the Kite Formula Erika Heineken 9th. Top-10 CAN is in the Lasers Radial Isabella Bertold rank 9, in the Kite Formula Cathrine Dufour 4th
The Match-Race Worldranking lists have been publlished a few days ago. Ian Williams GBR replaced Taylor Canfield ISV on top of the rankings. Eric Monnin SUI remains on the 3rd place.
All ranking lists and the ISAF report.
 
Top News – Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Yvan Zedda)
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Extreme winds forced the cancellation of racing at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth on Sunday. The upper wind limit to race for the AC-45 is 25 kn. How hazardous racing with these foiler catamarans with top speeds above 40 kn can be is shown on a Trainings-Video of Ben Ainslie's GBR 'BAR-Racing Team'.
With no racing to close out the weekend, the results from Saturday - ranks 1 and 2 - stand, meaning that 'BAR-Racing Team' is the winner of the first event of the 35th America's Cup cycle. 'Team NZL' with Peter Burling NZL folllows one point behind on 2nd, the America's Cup holder 'Oracle' with James Spithill had to content themselves with rank 3. On rank 4 follows Franck Cammas FRA on 'Groupama Team France'.
The ranking list and the report.
Monday, July 27, 2015   (Image © Nikos Pantis)
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A moderate seabreeze between 8 and 12 kn prevailed on the first day of the 470 Junior World Championship in Thessaloniki yesterday, and the men and women fleets completed three, resp. two races.
Leader among the the 60 teams from 25 nations and 5 continents are Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabro ITA with two race wins in their group, ahead of Enric Noguera/Pedro Terrones ESP and Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas HUN. Russell Clarida/Henry Fernberger USA are on the 14th place.
The women (42 teams, 16 nations, 4 continents) completed two races and the superior leaders are Carmen and Julia Davila ESP. Here their video interview. Nadja Horwitz/Sofia Middleton CHI follows on rank 2, Maëlenn Lemaitre/Aloïse Retornaz FRA on rank 3. Allie Surrette/Ali Ten Hove CAN are 39th.
All ranking lists and the event website, where racing can be followed during the day via live ticker. See todays video.
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg GER ended yesterday with five races, three of them won by 'The Wave - Muscat' of Leigh McMillan GBR moving on top of the rankings in a furious final, and extending his lead in the overall classificstions with this third victory of the season. The Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL follows on second, her best result so far. 'SAP' with Jes Gram-Hansen DEN defended the third position just one point ahead of 'Red Bull' of Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT.
The report and the results.
Monday, July 27, 2015   
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The storm front reached the French Atlantic coast during the night but did not decrease this morning as predicted. The organizers postponed the start again, tomorrow at 10am a decision will be taken. On a slightly shortened course, the fleet will head for Luanco at the North Spanish coast and back to Talmont FRA. 47 solo skippers will be on the starting line. The race can be followed - as usual - live on the Internet via GPS tracking
The event website.
 
Top News – Sunday, July 26, 2015
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Sun and a 12 kn breeze offered a perfect setting for the inaugural foiling AC-45 America's Cup World Series Regatta in Portsmouth with Cup holder and the five challengers. Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR-Team' have taken the lead after two races finishing 1 and 2, one point ahead of 'Team New Zealand' with Peter Burling NZL and 'Oracle' with James Spithill AUS on 3rd (ranks 2 and 4). 'Groupama' with Franck Cammas FRA follows on 4th.
The report and the ranking list. To watch the video replay of day one, registration on the event website ist required. Today's races will be covered live on the Internet as from 12 h UTC.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Yesterday, the final race to decide on the 420 World Championship titles for both genders was sailed in Japan a 12 kn breeze.
Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP have been clearly ahead in the 60-boats' Girls fleet before the last race already, and won the title with a 23 points advantage on Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA. Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN earned the Bronze medal. Audrey Giblin/Ashton Borcherding USA are 12th.
Gold for Japan in the Open/Boys' rankings with Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano ahead of Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA 2nd. Bronze went to Gregor Calum/Hugo Christensson HKG. The best European team were Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE on the 4th place at equal points with the Bronze medalists from Hongkong. The U-17 Worlds title went to Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA, followed by Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris GRE and Carlos Balaguer/Ignacio Balaguer ESP.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the videos.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal ended yesterday with two races, with no changes on the podium.
European Youth Champions after 12 races are in the Girls Maria Erdi HUN and in the Boys Jamie Calder GBR. The remaining podium places go in Boys fleet to Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA and Jack Cookson GBR, in the Girls fleet to Magdalena Kwasna POL and Silvia Morales ESP.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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The Tour-de-France à la Voile 2015, sailed on new one-design multihulls with a new format, ended yesterday with the 9th and last Act in Nizza at the Côte d'Azur. No wind in the morning and a fresh breeze aroung 30 kn in the afternoon did not permit to start the short races. The interim's leader 'Spindrift' with Xavier Revil FRA steering is therefore the Tour winner 2015 at equal points with 'Groupama' (Pierre Pennec FRA/Franck Cammas FRA), leader during the whole competition, who had to content herself with rank 2. 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA follows on rank 3.
The final results, the daily report and the videos ...among other the capsize of 'Engie' with Sébastien Rogues FRA.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2015 continued yesterday on the Elbe river in a thundery weather with gusty winds. The show of the day came from 'SAP' (Jes Gram Hansen DEN), capsizing in the last race but nevertheless taking the overall lead after day 2. However, nothing has been decided yet as the Danes are before the last races today only one point ahead of 'The Wave - Muscat' (Leigh McMillan GBR), and also the Russian 'Gazprom' (Phil Robertson NZL) with a 6 points' backlog and 'Red Bull Sailing Team' (Hans-Peter Steinacher AUT) 7 points behind have still chances to move on top.
The report, the results and the video of the capsize on the event facebook page.
Sunday, July 26, 2015   
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Today in Talmont at the French Atlantic Coast, the Prologue of the Transcascogne was on the program, but big waves prompted the Race Director to cancel the race, as a safe return through the small harbour entry would have been a risk for the tiny yachts. Most favorites of the Mini-Transat beginning in September, consider this regatta as a final equipment test.
The report and the event website.
 
Top News – Saturday, July 25, 2015
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Laser Standard and Radial European Championship in Aarhus DEN ended yesterday with two races sailed in moderate conditions.
In the Lasers Radial women, the title went to Tatiana Doszdowskaja BLR, as the longtime leading Alicia Cebrian ESP was completely out of track with her worst races (30/35) in the Championship and was therefore relegated on rank 2. Tuula Tenkanen FIN defended her 3rd place. Erika Reineke USA, now 11th, and Haddon Hughes USA finally 13th changed again the sequence of the rankings. Claire Merry CAN is on rank 35, 7 places up on the last day.
As best of the day with the ranks 1 and 3, Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED grasped Gold in the Lasers Standard, and as at the World Championship, Philipp Buhl GER earned the Silver Medal. Tonci Stipanovic CRO finished 3rd. The North Americans Chris Barnard and Tom Ramshaw CAN are on the positions 33 and 49.
The 1st place of Marcin Rudawski POL in the Radial men was never in question. Leading during the whole week, he won with a 39 points' advance on Matthias De Loocke BEL. Zan Luka Zelko SLO won the Bronze Medal. Henry Marshall USA is on the 6th position.
All ranking lists and the event website.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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Again perfect sailing conditions in Portugal, allowing to complete 3 races. Finishing 2/3/2, Jamie Calder GBR moved on top of the Boys' Goldfleet, and his advance on Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA before the last races today is i9 points. Jack Cookson GBR on rank 3 is already 22 points behind rank 1.
Maria Erdi HUN defended her lead in the Girls' Goldfleet, but - thanks to the second discard - Magdalena Kwasna POL reduced the backlog on 2 points. Eva Morales ESP follows on the 3rd place with a 10 points' deficit on rank 2.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page with the video of the day.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Laser 4.7 European Championship 2015 in Poland ended yesterday with two light-wind races.
In the Boys' fleet, Guido Gallinaro ITA jumped from rank 8 on the 1st place, winning the overall and the U16 Championships. 4 points behind, Alessandro Fornassari ITA on 2nd made the Italian success complete. Bronze went to Stijn Paardekooper NED.
An Italian double also with the Girls by Federica Cattarozzi ITA and - 7 points behind - Elisa Navoni ITA at equal poiints with the 3rd Carlota Sanchez ESP.
All ranking lists.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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The races at the 420 Worlds in Japan of this morning UTC will be crucial for the title.
After the two fresh-breeze races of yesterday, the wind in Karatsu JPN is around 14 kn today.
The best chances for the title in the Girls' fleet have Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP, leading overall after yesterday's two races with a 16 points advance on Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN as 2nd. Marina Lefort/Lara Granier FRA on rank 3 are 10 points behind the 2nd. Four more teams down to rank 7 may still dream of a Medal. Audrey Giblin/Ashton Bercherding USA are 9th.
12 points is the advantage of Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano JPN on Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin USA, and Calum Gregor/Hugo Christensson HKG on 3rd are only one point back. The best Europeans just one point behind rank 3 are Vasilios Gourgiotis/Epameinondas Orestis Batsis GRE.
The U17 title will most probably go to Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA, as their advantage on Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris GRE is now 22 points.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day. The final decisions will fall this morning, to be followed live on the Internet ticker.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Light winds of up to 9 kn and a strong tide current prevailed yesterday during the 7 Extreme Sailing Series races of Hamburg GER. Four times 2nd and a race win were good enough for the Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL to take the overall lead 4 points ahead of the 'SAP Sailing Team' of Jes Gram-Hansen DEN on 2nd, closely followed by 'The Wave - Muscat' with Leigh McMillan GBR as 3rd.
The daily news and the ranking list.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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Today begins in Portsmouth GBR the first Round of the America's Cup World Series, with the America's Cup Defender 'Oracle' and all Challengers, lead by Ben Ainslie GBR and his 'BAR-Racing-Team', considered the hottest favorite by many experts. The preview. Racing will be transmitted live on the Internet as from 12 hrs UTC.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)
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Yesterday's light-wind coastal race of Nizza FRA has a major influence on the final outcome of the Tour de France 2015. 'Spindrift' with Xavier Revil FRA has taken the overall lead thanks to the win of yesterday's race, at equal points with 'Groupama' (Pierre Pennec FRA), and 'CombiWest' with Frédéric Guilmin FRA follows only 2 points behind.
The daily news, the ranking list and the videos.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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The Yngling World Championship 2015 in Norvay ended yesterday with two races. Lucas Lier DEN won the first race of the day to become premature World Champion, and therefore he watched the last race from the shore. Maarten Jamin NED and Lieuwe Gietema NED won Silver and Bronze.
The final rankings.
Saturday, July 25, 2015   
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With an elapsed time of 10d 20h 1m 12s, Harry Zanville's Santa Cruz 37 'Celerity' was the first entry to cross the finish line at Diamond Head in the pre-dawn hours this morning in the 48th biennial LA-Honolulu Transpac. The Celerity team's claims to victory may be premature, however, as the next finisher expected at the finish line at Diamond Head tonight is Paul Stemler's J/44 Patriot, who for a few days earlier in the race had the Division 7 and overall lead before being passed by Celerity. Just hours away from the finish, the tracker calculation of time-on-time scoring has switched that overall corrected time lead back to them, so the winner of Division 7 is still uncertain. Read the full report. More infos on the event web site.
 
Top News – Friday, July 24, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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A fresh 16 to 20 kn breeze allowed to sail the full program yesterday, and the situation is completely open in the Standards as well as the Radials before the last races today.
Philipp Buhl GER has taken the lead in the Lasers Standard after the two races of yesterday. Rutger Van Schaardenburg NED and the defending Champion Tonci Stipanovic CRO follow only one point behind on the ranks 2 and 3. With a 7 points' deficit on rank 4 is Nicholas Heiner NED 4. For the Dutch, not only the Euro Medals are of importance but even more the Olympia 2016 selection is at stake. A race within the race will therefore happen today to decide on the NED representation in Rio 2i016. Chris Barnard USA is on rank 30, Tom Ramshaw CAN on position 50.
Alicia Cebrian ESP was again the best of the day in the Radial women and extended her lead on 11 points. Tuula Tenkanen FIN progressed on rank 2 thanks to a race win, but Tatiana Droszdowskaja BLR on 3rd is only 2 points behind. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN on 4th is 9 points behind a Medal. Haddon Hughes SA, rank 10 (day ranks 4 and 3), is again ahead of Erika Reineke USA, rank 11. Claire Merry CAN back in the race after the DNC two days ago, is on position 42.
In the Radial men, Marcin Rudawski POL remains on a track to the title. The only real opponent is Zan Luka Zelko SLO but he too is already 9 points behind. The 3rd Matthias Van de Loocke BEL is 27 points back. Henry Marshall USA is 5th.
All ranking lists and the daily news.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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The very last race on a sunny Thursday in a moderate 10 kn breeze decided the 2015 Optimist European Championship in Wales.
Thomas Rice USA sailed his discard result but nevertheless, he remained on top of the Boys' Goldfleet. Wonn Kye Lee SIN follows on rank 2 and Aimilianos Monos GRE jumped on the podium on the last day, taking not only Bronze in the open rankings but above all the European Champion's title as first European. Matej Planinsic SLO on 4th and Cesare Barabino ITA on 6th take the European's Silver and Bronze Medala.
Sailing in the Girls' Goldfleet, Julia Minana ESP was the premature European Champion before the last race already. Ariadni Spanaki GRE defended the Silver Medal, Victoria Schultheis MLT took Bronze. Bella Casaretto USA is excellent 10th. The report with all ranking lists and the event website.
Friday, July 24, 2015   (Image © Luis Fraguas)
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The Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Portugal continued yesterday with the Final Series, and three races were completed. Gianmarco Planchestainer ITA defended his lead in the Boys' Goldfleet, 3 points ahead of Jack Cookson GBR on rank 2. The best of the day (4/3/3), Mateo Sammarco ITA, advanced on rank 3.
Maria Herdi HUIN, the best girl of the day (4/3/1), is the new leader in the Girls' Goldfleet, but only one point behind, Louise Cervera FRA remains in the title-race. Silvia Morales ESP and Mirthe Akkermann NED follow with a 7 pointa' backlog each on the ranks 3 and 4. All ranking lists. The daily report has not yet been posted on the event website.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Two more Final races were completed yesterday at the 4.7. Europeans in Poland and Stijn Paardekooper NED defended his first place in the Boys' Goldfleet. The best of the day (1/3) Pandelis Kyrpoglu GRE, advanced on rank 2 at 3 points behind the leader. Alessandro Fornassari ITA remained on rank 3, closely followed by a chasers' group for rank 3, as Dima Provolosky UKR on 4th is only 1 point back, and the backlog of Guido Gallinaro ITA on rank 8 is only 5 points.
Valeriya Lomatchenko RUS extended her advantage in the Girls' Goldfleet on 6 points, and leads at the same time in the U-16-rankings. New on position 2 is Mariia Kislukhina RUS and another 2 points back, Elisa Navoni ITA and Carlota Sanchez ESP share the 3rd rank.
The event website with all results.
Friday, July 24, 2015   (Image © Jun Hirai)
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Yesterday morning ended he 420 Worlds Qualification Series and during the afternoon, the Championship continued with the Final Series in a 10-12 kn breeze with some gusts of up to 22 kn in between.
Marta Garrido/María Jesus Dávila ESP won both races in the girls fleet and climbed on top of the rankings 12 points ahead of Misaki Tanaka/Sena Takano JPN. New on rank 3 are Charlotte Yven/Marine Riou FRA. Audrey Giblin/Ashton Borcherding USA are 9th.
Change on top of the Boys' Goldfleet with Calum Gregor/Hugo Christensson HKG as first and Will Logue/Bram Brakman USA as 2nd with a 9 points' backlog. Only one point farther behind follow at equal points Felipe Diniz/Ivan Aranguren ARG and Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano JPN on rank 3. Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando ITA lead in the U-17 fleet.
All ranking lists, the daily news and the video of the day.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series began yesterday on the Elbe in Hamburg with seven races, sailed in a moderate 10 kn breeze. The favorites are already on the top posiions with 'The Wave - Muscat' (Leigh McMillan GBR) and 'SAP' (Jes Gram Hansen DEN). Surprising the 3rd place of the Russian 'Gazprom' with Phil Robertson NZL winning the last three heats and moving up on rank 3 overall.
The Rangliste und der daily news. Today's races can be followed live on the Internet.
Friday, July 24, 2015   
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Apparently, there was no racing at the Yngling Worlds in Norvay yesterday, as the ranking list remains unchanged this morning with Lucas Lier DEN leading with a 7 points advance on Maarten Jamin DEN after 8 races.
The ranking list and the event website (with no other news up-to-now).
 
 
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