Byte CII European Championship and YOG Qualifier - The 76 boat Byte CII fleet was the first out on the water. After yesterday's blow out, the Committee managed three races but only after having to abandon the first race at the weather mark as the three fantastic races.
2009 Byte CII European Championship and YOG Qualifier
The first two races were windward leeward twice around and the third a triangle, windward leeward. Three different winners in the men's division showed a good balance among the fleet: Terence Choo from Singapore was the first winner of the day (after four races he sits in third position); Hungarian Peter Batho, overall leader, won the second race and Norwegian Andreas Begby, in fourth place overall, won the last race. Now sitting in second place overall is the German sailor Florian Haufe.
In the Women's fleet, after four races, Poland's Natasza Piasecka leads, Austria's Lara Vadlau sits in second and Germany's Constanza Stolz is third. Just two points behind in fourth is Finn Niki Blassar.
With four races now sailed, the European title can be awarded as well as the qualification places for Youth Olympic Games.
350 teams from 27 different countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lituania, Monaco, Netherland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine) are attending the Winter Regatta in the Byte CII, Laser, Laser Radial, L'Equipe, 420, 470 and 29er.
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