As predicted, after 12 races, Spaniard Alex Buchau is now at the top of the leaderboard as the second discard comes into play. [more]Winner of all today’s races, he has a massive 13 point lead over Grandmaster Juha Blinnikka who is just two points ahead of the Brit, Mark Kay. Pedro Moura scored his worst results of the competition so far and has been relegated to fourth, although just another two points behind so still has a chance for the podium.
In the Youth Fleet, Russian Artem Murashev has made it to the top but has equal points with Daniel Blinnikka from Finland so the battle is on for the final day of this championship! They are both a clear 8 points ahead of Argentinian Bautista Saubidet Birkner who is facing a challenge for the podium from the host country’s Joris van Essen just one point behind.
Olympic superstars from past and present met the future stars of windsurfing in Medemblik today. Gold medalist Stephan van den Berg (Los Angeles 1984) and Dorian van Rijsselberghe (London 2012) enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and signed a lot of autographs. Stephan regretted not being able to compete with the Raceboard Masters at Medemblik in his home country but work commitments and visiting the recent London Olympics made it impossible.