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OK Dinghy Europeans - Tricky conditions on day 4

by Robert Deaves on 26 Jul 2013
2013 OK Dinghy Europeans day 4 Norbert Pertrausch
On day four of the OK Dinghy Europeans in Carnac, France, only one race was managed in the ongoing tricky conditions. Dawid Kania (POL) seems to know what is going on though with his second race victory for move up to sixth overall.

However, the maths is now getting more complicated as Stefan Myralf (DEN) picked up a second place and is now only trailing championship leader Bo Petersen (DEN) by just one point. Young Pole Kania, scored his second consecutive win in this series. The top is still very close so both Thomas Hansson-Mild (SWE) and Tomazs Gaj (POL) could still come from behind and take the title if the two leading Danes had a bad race.

On Thursday's race Myralf said, 'It was nerve wrecking in these conditions. On the border of if sailing is possible. I lost the young Polish guy just at the finish line, which was unfortunate as I would have been on equal points with Bo Petersen if I had won.'

Petersen said, 'They were tricky conditions. Some days you have the luck and some days you don't. Stefan got me today.' What is his strategy for tomorrow with one point separation? He said with a grin, 'I will take some sunscreen and pack my boat, the forecast doesn't look good for sailing., But joking aside I will sail the day conservative, as I have the speed. I will not leave Stefan alone, but as I have a black flag there are limits to how much I can concentrate on the other sailors.'

Other than Kania moving up the top ten stayed in the same order, though it is still all up for grabs on the final day – if the wind shows up.

The championship concludes on Friday.




Results after seven races:

1 DEN 1421 Bo Petersen 15
2 DEN 6 Stefan Myralf 16
3 SWE 100 Thomas Hansson-Mild 23
4 POL 1 Tomasz Gaj 25
5 NZL 544 Greg Wilcox 29
6 POL 27 Dawid Kania 41
7 GBR 2150 Nick Craig 42
8 GBR 2152 Lee Child 52
9 DEN 1280 Jorgen Lindhardsten 56
10 DEN 1393 Rene Johannsen Sarabia 56
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