Japanese sailor Manami Doi JPN (3-6-
14-1-5-1-2-4-18) had to finish in 9th place to secure Delta Lloyd Regatta’s gold medal. The tension was on when she was racing in the back of the fleet while her biggest opponent Marit Bouwmeester NED (5-1- 20-11-3-18-1-1-2) was leading the fleet. Luckily she took over the 9th place from Agata Barwinska POL before the finish line and secured her gold medal: “Very happy, was really nervous and made a lot of mistakes. But it’s enough for the gold, so I’m happy.”
Second place is for Bouwmeester. She began the week not completely fit, but made a great comeback in the last two days. She started the medal race in second place and had to finish in front of the fleet to secure second place and even take a shot at gold. “The last two days have been pain-free thanks to my great team. They were really great at taking care of me. Thanks to them, I’m at full speed again with this silver medal as a result.”
Italian sailor Silvia Zennaro ITA (6-8-5-2-15-
21-4-3-4) completed Laser Radial podium in third, just 6 points behind Marit and 2nd on Medal Race.