Championship racing has begun in Medemblik on “warm up Tuesday” in sunshine and light winds. The aim was to have 3 races for each of the fleets[more], in between techno racing, but the forecast big thunderstorms and heavy winds later in the day meant close of play after just 2 races for each of the raceboard fleets could be completed.
Class President, Paul Leone (GBR 1111) heads the leaderboard in the masters fleet with a second and a third, Veteran Kai Mannisto (FIN 50) beat him in the first race but came fifth in the second race so sits in second place overall. Pedro Moura (POR 73) was the winner of the second race but came sixth in the first, so he is third overall.
Mixed fortunes also in the youth fleet. Debeune (FRA 835) is first overall with two second places. Artem Murashev (RUS 54) took the first bullet then a fourth and is second overall. In third overall is Daniel Blinnikka (FIN 5) with two consistent thirds, and winner of the second race Bautista Saubidet Birkner (ARG 401) is in fourth place.
All to play for as the forecast looks set for “Super Wednesday” with 20 knots under clear blue skies.