Three races today making a total of 7 in the qualifying series, with 6 to count. Race five started on time after the 10 am warning signal with racers taking to the water in 8-10 knots of stable wind and glorious sunshine. [more] Race six followed before a break for the pasta lunch, then race seven was away in the afternoon. At the end of the day’s racing the men’s fleet was divided into gold and silver fleets for the remainder of the championship.
Past champions Patrik Pollak and Wojcik Maksymilian are on equal points with 6 race wins apiece, ranked first and second respectively on the leaderboard purely by their discard. It’s going to be a tough battle between them for the World Championship 2013 title!
It will also be a close fight for Great Britain’s Louis Morris and Czech Petre Kucera jr for the third position on the podium, both having very consistent results, just one point separating them. Spaniard Curro Manchon will also be joining this fight, if he can recover from the disappointing OCS he scored in race 7, and others close behind Curro are still in with a chance and will be pushing hard. All to play for!!
In the Women’s Division, Jana Slivova has a very healthy lead with 3 race wins under her belt and half the points of her closest rivals fellow Czech Martina Hruba and Latvian Vita Matise. Vita also has three race wins but sadly carries a DNC from day one. She really needs to lose that as a second discard to stand a chance of the Women’s title.
Just one Championship racing day remains. Will the wind gods be kind enough to make a difference?