We’re set for some exciting racing to the very end. The ladies are fighting hard and despite the small fleet of just 7 sailors, the podium places have not yet been secured. We’ve got a Youth, Senior, Grand Master and Veteran in the top 4. It’s great to see the Youth fighting with Veteran sailors as equals. [more]The more experienced ladies often come on top of this confrontation, just like today when Maria Antonia Dominguez won two of the three races and is now just one point behind Aleksandra Blinnikka from Finland. Third is the best Youth Pilar Lamadrid Trueba and fourth the only GM Ilona Grinberga. Can’t wait to see what the next days will bring, especially when the second discard is in place after 12 races.
Another good rivalry to follow is the father-son battle between the Blinnikkas. Juha and Daniel are just one point apart in 6th and 7th overall. You could feel the intensiveness very well today. Pumping most of the way.
The top three have not changed with Nicolas Huguet close to securing his title with another three wins. Many things can still happen, but it will be hard for the two Spanish sailors, Toni Colomar Torres and Alejandro Buchau, in second and third to reduce the point difference.
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As the forecast predicted that the wind will only build in strength today the Race Committee made a decision not to delay the starts and set out as scheduled. The day showed that the forecast proved correct, with wind speed building from 16 to around 20 kts during the racing and even more as the day went on.