Norway’s Berthet leads Optimist Worlds
Published on June 30th, 2016
Vilamoura, Portugal (June 30, 2016) – The 255 sailors from 59 countries experienced perfect conditions in Vilamoura, with a southwest wind at 14 knots today, allowing two more races to be completed in the four fleets.
Norway’s Mathias Berthet has secured the lead after the penultimate day of the individual competition of the 2016 Optimist World Championship that will come to an end on Sunday, in Vilamoura.
Switzerland’s Max Wallenberg was 2nd and 1st and closed the gap to the leader, Berthet. There is only a three point advantage to the Nordic and tomorrow, with the two final races to go, we’ll know who is going to be crowned World Champion. The battle for the 3rd place it will also be tough.
Malaysia’s Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah is currently at the bronze medal place, but he has three points from Justin Callahan, from the United States, and 5 points from Argentina’s Juan Ignacio Queirel.
In the girls, Malta’s Victoria Schultheis (22nd provisional overall) has a comfortable 12 point lead from Denmark’s Helena Wolff (27th overall) and 13 points from Greece’s Ariadni Paraskevi Spanaki, in third.
June 26-July 1 – Optimist Individual World Championship
July 2-3 – Optimist Team Racing World Championship
Source: Optimist World Championship