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Infraction drops crew to 12th place

Updated: August 18, 2004, 4:54 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Three, two, one ... uh-oh.

Tim Wadlow powered up his 49er skiff and pointed it toward the starting line, thinking he'd hit it just as the clocked ticked to :00.

"You've got to be in the front row or it's going to be a long race," Wadlow said.

But he overshot the line by a tick of the clock, and it was race over. He and crew Pete Spaulding were notified of their infraction by officials at the top mark and they peeled out of the fleet.

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