Big breeze as Optimist Worlds resumes
Published on October 28th, 2014
San Isidro, Argentina (October 28, 2014) – After the spare day yesterday, the second stage of the Optimist Worlds individual competition commenced with a radical change on the weather conditions.
With the six race qualifications having previously been completed, the competitors were now divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze, with each fleet holding 70 sailors. This first part of this championship had light winds, lot of current and little waves but today it changed completely. The wind gauge marked 23 knots on the race area, the waves were high and short, there were current and it was cloudy.
The Gold Fleet had two races, with Gustavo Abdulklech (BRA) winning the first race and Voravong Rachrattanaruk from Thailand winning the second race. Nicolas Rolaz (SUI) retains the overall lead, ahead by three points over Dimitris Papadimitriou (GRE) in second.
The Silver fleet made two races also and the bronze fleet only made one because of the strong winds.
The forecast tomorrow shows it will be rainy with less wind than today. Racing now continues daily, with the final racing on October 30.
Report by event media.