Nation segment at Optimist Worlds
Published on July 5th, 2021
Riva del Garda, Italy (July 5, 2021) – Change of pace for the Optimist World Championship, where the three qualifying days concluded yesterday for the individual World Championship gave way to the first of two days for 48 nations pursuing the team race title.
Seventy-five races were completed today, which have progressively skimmed the list of participants from 48 teams to 16 finalists. The teams that will participate in the finals tomorrow are: Italy, Ukraine, Hungary, Turkey, Spain, United States, Singapore, and Finland from Alpha course while Bravo course has Thailand, Belgium, Croatia, Brazil, France, Portugal, Argentina, and Lithuania.
Tomorrow the Team Race Optimist World Champion will be crowned, while on July 7 will resume the individual World Championship which will come to an end on July 9.
With a maximum of five athletes per nation, there are three consecutive days of qualifying on July 2-4 that will divide the fleet into Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Emerald groups for the final stages, scheduled for July 7-9. On July 5-6, the participants will compete within their nation for the Team World Championship.