Big swell and light winds marked fifth day of races for sailors fighting for the 2017 Laser Senior European Championships in Barcelona.
Lazy start this morning, where wind became shifty and dropped to 2 knots in noon. Finally around 14:30 a Northern breeze came in and sailors were sent to water for racing.
Marit Bouwmeester NED consolidated her advantage in Radial Women’s championship but Radial Men’s and Standard fleet are showing now tighten scores among top sailors, so last races tomorrow promise to be great.
2017 Laser Senior European Championships – Day 5 results
Laser Standard – Results after 9 races
Overnight leader Tonci Stipanovic CRO (1-1-1-4-2-4-21
-51-20) had a terrible day but he’s still on fight on second place with 54 points, just 6 behind new leader Francesco Marrai ITA (8-3-16-3-11-8-7-7-1) with 48.
Third to seventh are just separated by 4 points, with Giovanni Coccoluto ITA (2-1-7-
37-5-13-1-11-15) on third with 55 units, and Philipp Buhl GER (9-10-8-2-1-14- 42-9-6) on ninth with 59.
Between them we have Pavlos Kontides CYP (7-4-12-1-6-
24-4-4-18) in fourth with 56, and Andrew McKenzie NZL (2-2-11-1-2- 38-11-12-17) and Nick Thompson GBR (8-10-13-2-4-9- BFD-10-2) draw in 58.
So any of them could be the 2017 European champion tomorrow, and falling or rising the podium.
Laser Radial Women – Results after 9 races
Dutch sailor Marit Bouwmeester NED (2-2-1-2-1-10-
19-5-5) scored two safety results today to consolidate her leadership with 28 points, although being around 25th during first race and recovered with a great comeback.
Overnight contender Anne-Marie Rindom DEN (5-6-1-2-3-3-14-
24-9) couldn’t manage to get good results today, although still second overall with 43.
Tuula Tenkanen FIN (3-10-6-6-1-5-17-16-
21) and Silvia Zennaro ITA (2-11-2-11-5-2-9-22- 43) had a bad day also and both lost 2 places on ranking, from 3rd to 5th and 4th to 6th overall.
Svenja Weger GER (13-1-14-5-8-9-1-
17-8) is now accessing provisional podium on third, draw in points with Basileia Carahaliou GRE (12-19-7-8-6- 23-3-2-2), who’s meeting with her best sailing day after day.
Lithuanian sailor Viktorija Andrulyte LTU got his second bullet on this Final series, winning first race today and reaching provisional Top 10 now in 10th place overall and 9th european.
Laser Radial Men – Results after 9 races
The Radial Men’s championship is also becoming thrilling, with multi-champion Marcin Rudawski POL (5-5-1-1-1-5-18-4-
31) loosing distance achieved on Qualfying Series, and leading now just 4 points ahead his immediate persecutor Marcelo Cairo ESP (6-1- 10-7-6-8-7-8-1), who’s showing an amazing consistency and leading U21 championship.
Third overall and second U21 is Greek sailor Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE (16-
BFD-3-10-4-7-14-1-2) with 57 points, 13 behind Cairo.
Also 57 points for Antonio Coronilla ESP (4-3-4-12-12-13-
15-6-3), ranked fourth overall.
We hope we have some nice wind tomorrow to enjoy the last races.
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