Competitors were greeted with 6-8 knots of wind over quite strong waves but both the men’s and women’s fleets got away with clear starts. As the wind steadily built to 10 knots over the course area, Latvian Ilona Grinberga was determined to maintain her clean record [more] but Aleksandra Blinnikka from Finland was victorious in the last race of the day beating Ilona over the finish line.
No change in the ladies podium positions but Aleksandra is just four points behind Ilona and six points ahead of Pole Krystyna Soltyka who was third in all three races.
Maksymilian Wojcik (POL-7) had every reason to smile as he comfortably scored bullets in every race. He was on fire, way ahead of his nearest rivals. Piotr Nowacki (POL-17) chose the wrong line at the start of the first race of the day and only managed 7th. However, he managed to regain some form with a 2nd and 3rd in the following races and kept his second place on the podium. Daniel Blinnikka (FIN-5) flew up the leaderboard and now occupies the third spot, occupied yesterday by heavyweight Grandmaster Juha Blinnikka. He struggled in the light conditions and now finds himself down in ninth.
Just one point off the podium, Brit Louis Morris (GBR-730) took a second place in the last race of the day and just one point behind him is Jan Maszkiewicz who took a couple of third places over the line.
First master Patrick Pollak has gained a couple of places on the leaderboard moving up to 6th.
Let’s see what the wind gods deliver tomorrow. Competition continues until Saturday 13th June and it’s heating up – stay tuned!