Access Class European Championships day two
by David Staley on 28 May 2011
Day two of the Access Class European Championships was a frustrating day for race officials and Access Class competitors alike at the Circolo vela Gargnano, with wind, no wind, storms.
Access Class European Championship - Waiting for breeze David Staley - copyright
Just a single race was sailed for the Access 2.3 fleet before the northerly breeze faded, replaced by heavy wind and rain. With the prospect of further storms, the decision was made to abandon racing for the day and attempt to make up an extra race for each of the classes tomorrow.
Pedro Cancio Reis (POR) followed countryman Fernando Pinto across the line this morning, with Lindsay Burns (GBR) in third. Reis holds a solid lead after just two races.
Following a protest hearing last night involving the 303 single-person fleet, Sergio Roig (POR) has been moved down the order and Grant Alison (GBR) has taken third place. Reigning World Champion, Zoltan Pegan (HUN) holds a 5 point buffer at the top of the table, with Luca Mantovani (ITA) in second.
With a brighter outlook for tomorrow’s weather, racing will continue in the Access Class European Championships until Sunday.
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