Optimist Worlds concludes Thursday
Published on July 24th, 2013
Riva del Garda Trento, Italy (July 24, 2013) -Tomorrow sees the conclusion of the Optimist World Championship with only the German, Nils Sternbeck, keeping up with the strong Singapore team. After today’s races, Loh Jia Yi continues to lead and the rest of the five strong Singaporean team are ranked in the top 8, in the provisional standings.
Eight races have been completed so far for all fleets with the yellow fleet having completed an additional ninth. The wind came in this afternoon at 14-16 knots but gradually decreased towards the end of the first race due to a storm in the mountains behind Riva del Garda. This blocked the revered southerly Ora and brought the echoing sound of thunder to Riva. The fleets were quickly brought ashore.
Results after 8 race: http://www.fragliavelariva.it/sites/default/files/regatta/r1042-result-f2487.pdf
RACE 8 yellow fleet:
Event web page
Report by ELENA GIOLAI
Editor’s note: Report initially said event ended Friday.