Qualifying completed at Optimist Worlds
Published on October 24th, 2014
San Isidro, Argentina (October 24, 2014) – Another very long day for the sailors at the Optimist World Championship, with delays this morning waiting on the water for the breeze. Once again the current played a part and forced many sailors over the line. However, after three days and 6 races now completed, the qualifying stage is completed, with the fleet to be divided in three equal parts: the first third is gold, the second one is silver and the last fleet is bronze. This individual regatta continues next Tuesday.
Mara Turin (SLO) has moved into the lead with an almost perfect score, followed by Nick Zeitner (SUI) and Nicolas Rolaz (SUI). Remarkably the first seven sailors are all from Europe. See scores.
Tomorrow sees a change of format with the start of the team racing when 38 teams, on two courses, begin their bid to become the Optimist Team Racing World Champions.
Report by class media. Photo: © Matias Capizzano.