Light winds as Optimist Worlds resumes

Published on July 23rd, 2013

Riva del Garda Trento, Italy (July 23, 2013) – With two days until the conclusion of the Optimist World Championship, the overwhelming power of Singapore is confirmed with 4 athletes in the top 6. After Monday’s lay day, the Race Committee could only manage one race for each of the four fleets today due to the weather conditions.

The southerly wind arrived later than usual but with a steady 10-12 knots for the first group of starts. But as these first four races progressed it continually decreased. Towards the end of these first races the strong westerly wind arrived and all fleets were instructed to quickly head for shore.

Singaporean Loh Jia Yi, with a scoreline of 1-1-1-2-3-2  recorded a 23rd today but continues to lead, 5 points ahead of German Nils Sternbeck. Sternbeck today scored a good second, and third overall is Swiss Damian Suri, who finished fifth today.

Nipping at the heels of the top three are the trio of Singapore with Edward Tan, fourth just one point from the podium, followed by teammates Han Bertha and Koh Kun.

Wednesday, if the wind conditions are more stable, the Race Committee hope to complete 3 races.

The event can also be followed tomorrow by web thanks to the live streaming http://www.fragliavelariva.it/regatta/live
and GPS tracking http://www.optiworld.org/MiniSite/13Worlds/tracking.php

Results after 7 race
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