by Elena Giolai
The Optimist World Championship will conclude tomorrow with only the German, Sternbeck, keeping up with the strong Singapore team. After todays races, Loh Jia Yi continues to lead and the rest of the five strong Singaporean team are ranked in the top eight, in the provisional standings. The 51st Optimist World Championship, organized by Fraglia Vela Riva, Lake Garda Trentino-Italy finishes tomorrow.
2013 Optimist World Championship
Eight races have been completed so far for all fleets with the yellow fleet having completed an additional ninth. The wind came in this afternoon at 14-16 knots but gradually decreased towards the end of the first race due to a storm in the mountains behind Riva del Garda. This blocked the revered southerly Ora and brought the echoing sound of thunder to Riva. The fleets were quickly brought ashore.
Tension is rising in the boat park as the sailors get closer to the end of the regatta and we hope that the breeze will be more consistent for them tomorrow.
Results after race 8