Only one race was possible on day 3 for some of the divisions at the T293 Europeans in Cagliari, Sardinia. [more]
Whilst the under 17 boys enjoyed a relaxing day on the beach, the under 15 boys were first to be called out to race after an initial postponement. It was necessary for them to complete one race so that the the 6 race qualification series could be completed and the final split to Gold and Silver be made.
It was difficult conditions, and different from the previous day – with very light and shifty winds. As a consequence, the results did not follow the pattern of the previous 2 days – and top finishers appeared from throughout the top 20 in the current rankings. This pattern was repeated in the only other race of the day for the women’s divisions.
For the final 2 days the boy will race in their allocated Gold and Silver fleets – with under 17 boys and girls scheduled to start first tomorrow.
A very full 2 days of racing at the Techno Europeans ………
Variable conditions faced the competitors over the opening 2 days of racing at the 2011 Techno European Championships, hosted by the Windsurfing Club Cagliari in Sardinia.
6 races were completed by the under youth competitors – boys and girls that are under 17 years of age. The junior division, for those under 15 years of age, have completed 5 races.
The lighter winds and flat water that faced the young racers on Monday were replaced by more challenging conditions – with winds gusting to 20 knots, 2 metres swell, and waves breaking on the beach.
The under 17 boys have been racing a qualifying series, and from tomorrow they will race in gold and silver fleets; the under 15 boys have one more race to complete qualification for the gold fleet and a chance to be on the podium at the close of the championship.
The girls schedule is less complicated but no less challenging; and at the half way stage there is still a big battle for medals.
What a fleet for Techno 293 European Championships! The Registration office had to do extra time on Sunday to welcome tens of late entries. Total number of competitors jumped to 249. Under 17 and Under 15 boys (88 in each category) will be split into two groups. One group each for girls Under 17 (44 entries) and Under 15 (29 entries).