December 04, 2014

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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