Optimist World Championship Day 5 - Team Racing + Video
by Michalis Pateniotis on 23 Jul 2012
The Optimist World Championship 2012 fifth day of racing was a beautiful day which was expecting the 42 teams qualified for the Team Racing today in Boca Chica. The two racecourses were very close to the Yacht Club and spectators had the opportunity to see the action on first hand.
Optimist World Championship 2012 Matias Capizzano © http://www.capizzano.com
In Team Racing each team competes with four athletes and they have to get the winning finish combination in order to win. More than 30 matches were sailed today and the task for the Jury was very hard.
Finally Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Italy, Finland, USA, New Zealand, Netherland, Turkey, Argentina, Spain, Croatia and Germany are the 16 teams qualified to the final series, tomorrow.
Local team had a difficult day and after two losses fro Italy and Poland were quickly off the completion. Singapore seemed to be the team in favor of winning since the won easily their qualification matches against Mexico and Greece.
The weather is expected to be breezier tomorrow with sunny skies, a perfect combination for the Team Racing Finals. Don’t miss it!!