The first RS:One European Championships concluded last Tuesday in Sopot, Poland.
Courses were set inside the Sopot Bay in the Baltic sea, just meters from the beach, providing a unique spectator experience and allowing for some exciting close-quarter competition on the water.
Racing in two divisions, male and female, the event comprised of 10 qualification races and one fiercely contested final held in extremely challenging conditions with fluctuating winds of between 4 to 11 knots.
The RS:One class races are either a "Pulsar course" (reaching start following by a slalom and then an upwind to finish on a reach) or a long distance course. The final includes the top 3 of each division and is the only race that counts for the podium ranking.
1- Natalia Wojcik, Poland
2- Klaudia Mankucka, Poland
3- Karolina Zajaczkowska, Poland
1- Marcin Urbanowicz, Poland
2- Lukasz Buderaski, Poland
3- Robert Pellowski, Poland
Please click here for the complete results
Photo Gallery - Photo Credit: Paula Kopylowicz
The ISAF-approved RS:One Class features a new, attractive, and dynamic race format: one sail, one board - everyone on the same equipment allowing male and female racers of all ages to compete together.
The next event is the first RS:One world championships in Boracay, Philippines, 10-15th December.