Mendelblatt takes lead in Star regatta

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Mark Mendelblatt of the United States won two races and finished second in the other Thursday to take the lead from two-time Olympic gold medalist Robert Scheidt of Brazil on the second day of the second Star Sailors League Finals.

Mendelblatt and crewman Brian Fatih opened a 10-point lead over Scheidt and Bruno Prada, who had finishes of seventh, fourth and fourth. The Brazilians had a one-point lead over the Americans after the first three races Wednesday.

Scheidt is the defending champion.

Three more races are scheduled Friday, with a progressive elimination leading to the finals on Saturday.

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