EUROSAF Youth Sailing Championship - Lack of wind on the Final Day

29er at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing Championship
A lack of wind brings a disappointing end to a fantastic week of competitive sailing here in Tavira, were the youth champions of Europe have been crowned and awarded their medals and trophies.

Having enjoyed such a fantastic week of good winds and sunshine, the wind really let us down on this the last day of competition, although we still had the sunshine to enjoy. The medal races had been scheduled to start at 12.00, but there was not even 1 knot of wind at the designated time, so postponement was followed by postponement. Patience is a virtue learned by sailors at a young age, and waiting for the wind is as much part of the sport as revelling in a strong breeze.

420 Fleet at the EUROSAF Youth Sailing Championship

As time passed by the Race Committee had no option but to cancel each discipline in turn, always hoping a breeze would develop, sufficient to race one or two of the classes, but this was not to be. So, the final results are those at the end of the 12 fleet races, which concluded yesterday.

Victory in the highly sought after Nations’ Cup, Team Trophy goes to France this year, with the winner from last year, Italy, in second place and Spain third, beating the German team by just one point.

What had been a very successful week teetered to a holt in disappointing fashion, but all the medallistswere worthy winners, who coped with some variable conditions throughout the week, in order to take their reward. We now look forward to 2014, when the EUROSAF Youth Sailing, European Championship will be sailed in Gdynia, Poland at the beginning of August.

Thank you to Tavira and Portugal, you have done us proud and thank you to all the sailors, coaches and volunteers who have made this such a splendid championship.

 

Discipline

 

Position

 

Name

 

Country

 

Points

Girls Sailboard - RS:X

1

              Imogen Sills

GBR

20

 

2

            Malle Guibaud

FRA

28

 

3

    Pilar Lamadrid Trueba

ESP

34

 

 

Discipline

 

Position

 

Name

 

Country

 

Points

           Boys Sailboard

1

         Evgeniy Ayvazyan

RUS

14

           - RS:X

2

           Dante Chiapello

FRA

27

 

3

          Michelle Cittadini

ITA

38

 

 

Discipline

 

Position

 

Name

 

Country

 

Points

High Per. Dinghy(Open)

1

               Tom Carissan

               Loiic Guillou

FRA

16

           – 29er

2

               Brice Yrieix

               Tom Garcia

FRA

29

 

3

            Fritz Wassner

            Linov Scheel

GER

30

 

 

Discipline

 

Position

 

Name

 

Country

 

Points

     Girls Single-handed

1

          Agata Barwinska

POL

14

       - Laser Radial

2

          Line Flem Host

NOR

39

 

3

          Annika Matthiesen

GER

54

 

 

Discipline

 

Position

 

Name

 

Country

 

Points

      Boys Single-handed

1

         Filip Ciszkiewicz

POL

47

        - Laser Radial

2

       Adrian Raczkowski

POL

53

 

3

         Antonio Coronilla

ESP

63

  

 

Discipline

 

Position

 

Name

 

Country

 

Points

   Girls Double-handed

1

            Carlotta Omari

            Francesca Ciril

ITA

16

       - Int. 420

2

           Sara Di Vettimo

             Vittoria Barbi

ITA

20

 

3

            Fanny Popken

             Julia Vitek

GER

50

 

 

Discipline

 

Position

 

Name

 

Country

 

Points

   Boys Double-handed

1

           Hippolyte Machetti

                Sidine Dan

FRA

27

        - Int. 420

2

      Tommaso Ciampolini

           Cesare Mass

ITA

31

 

3

      Ruggiero Di Luggo

        Luca Giamatt

ITA

35

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