2017 Laser Radial Women’s and Men’s World Championships started today in Medemblik, Netherlands.
Despite the light winds, all three fleets (100 women and 63 men) could complete first 2 scheduled races on the Ijsselmeer.
2017 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship results – Day 1
Slovenian sailor Kim Pletikos SLO (3-2) started event on top with 5 points, followed by Belgian Evi Van Acker BEL (4-3) and German Svenja Weger GER (8-2) with 7 and 10 points respectively.
Mária Érdi HUN (9-3), Mathilde de Kerangat FRA (4-9), Maité Carlier BEL (11-4) and Monika Mikkola FIN are also close in 5th to 8th places respectively.
Greek sailor Vasileia Karachaliou GRE (5-13) is ranked 11th overall and this were her thoughts after the races; “Today was very tricky. I was playing middle right, but then suddenly after two thirds of the upwind, the left came in. I dropped from being in the top five down 15th with one shift. It was better to pick one side, but I think in the end, the left always paid off and came in suddenly”.
Right after Vasileia, in places 12 to 16 overall appear Marie Bolou FRA (14-7), Marie Barrue FRA (16-6), Cristina Pujol ESP (17-6), Silvia Zennaro ITA (10-14) and Pauline Liebig GER (3-22).
2017 Laser Radial Men’s World Championship results – Day 1
Brazilian sailor Andrey Godoy BRA (1-4) is leading Men’s competition with 5 points, closely followed by Alfonso Fernandez ESP (5-3) and Daniil Krutskikh RUS (12-1) with 8 and 13 points respectively.
Marco Villani ITA (8-16), Axel Rahm SWE (3-22) and Nicolo Elena ITA (28-2) are 4th to 6th overall with 24, 25 and 30 points respectively.
Andrea Ribolzi ITA (26-5), Marcin Rudawski POL (16-15) and Aleksandr Moliakov NED (13-19) are also among Top 10 with 31 and 32 units.
Championships continues tomorrow with two more races scheduled so stay tune!