Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 728x90

RS-X Youth European Championships Day 1

by Rory Ramsden on 3 Jul 2012
2012 RS:X Open Youth Windsurfing Championships Liis Harmson http://www.rsxclass.com/
RS:X Youth European Championships 2012 are being held from 30th June until 7th July in Tallinn, Estonia. Here in the land of the white nights, the day dawns early, really early and it brought with it cloud and rain plus a good breeze. This was most welcome after a registration day of flat calm, blazing sun and no practice race.

The sailors were ready to race but the wind was in a teasing mood. Up went the AP postponement at 1030hrs. The sun was burning off the cloud and the wind was shifting and filling in the process so after a short wait the fleets went out together to race on a windward/leeward course with the slalom end set above the start boat.

First to start were the youth men in 6-8 knots. They lined up but had mistaken slalom mark 2 for the pin-end having not had the chance to see the set up the day before. No harm done. The PRO Madis Ausman postponed. Let everyone settle down and started the sequence again. This time the sailors had realized their initial mistake and the second attempt went off smoothly under an I flag...

The currrent RS:X Youth World Champion, Pawel Tarnowski [POL] has not lost his edge since last year, finishing the day with a perfect scoreline... Three bullets.

Behind him things are not so clear cut. Kieran Martin [GBR] is second on 11 points with Mattia Camboni [ITA] in third just one point behind. It's between these three right now but things may change with the weather forecast to be light tomorrow.

The light wind specialists from Israel, Imry Katz and Amir Galilili are well placed to mix it with the top guys.

Over in the Youth Women's fleet, it's Veronica Fanciulli [ITA} who is determined to make up the loss suffered last night by her national football team at the European Championships. She leads by two points from Saskia Sills [GBR] and Anastasiya Valekevich [BLR] but the Polish who have reigned supreme in the last two years have two new young sailors in touch.

First Comes Basia Dmuchowska who shares the same points as Anastasia and then Natalia Kacprzyk 5 points back.
They say that you cannot win a championship on the first day but you can certainly lose it. Blanca Alabau [ESP] will have to race at the same level as her famous elder sister Marina if she is going to climb into contention by the end of the week.

The first discard floats. Up to the 12th race, the worst result is discarded. Then the second discard kicks in and the discards become fixed. The first must be taken from the first six races and the second from the remainder. Whether we get there is another matter but that should help you figure out who is going to rise and who is going to slide and when.

Racing is scheduled to start tomorrow at 1100hrs and the forecast is for 6 knots as it could be for a day or two.

Results: Youth Men
1. Pawel Tarnowski [POL] 3.0
2. Kieran Martin [GBR] 11.0
3. Mattia Camboni [ITA] 12.0
4. Imry Katz [ISR] 16.0
5. Amir Galili [ISR} 17.0

Results: Youth Women
1. Veronica Fanciulli [ITA] 7.0
2. Saskia Skills [GBR] 9.0
3. Anastasiya Valkevich [BLR} 10.0
4. Basia Dmuchowska [POL] 10.0
5. Natalia Kacprzyk [POL] 15.0


Full Event website

North Technology - Southern SparsNewport Boat Show 2016 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Thrilling show in high-octane racing at KiteFoil GoldCup Act 1 wrap-up
The world's fastest kitefoilers put a thrilling display of tight racing as they battled each other The world's fastest kitefoilers put a thrilling display of tight racing as they battled each other and the conditions that spanned the full gamut of possibilities for a Mediterranean summer over four scintillating days of competition.
Posted on 19 Jul
High drama at thrilling climax of KiteFoil World Champs’ first Act
Uncertainty over the final outcome until the very last moment merely added to the spectacle for crowded weekend beach. Uncertainty over the final outcome until the very last moment merely added to the spectacle for a crowded weekend beach.
Posted on 18 Jul
French teenager almost flawless at KiteFoil World Championships Opener
The young French rider Axel Mazella showed his class and growing pace at the KiteFoil GoldCup The young French rider Axel Mazella showed his class and growing pace at the KiteFoil GoldCup with a string of bullets on a day when all the top racers found themselves competing in the same fleet for the first time.
Posted on 16 Jul
KiteFoil GoldCup - Tricky conditions on Day 3
Germany’s Florian Gruber shrugged off the mixed bag of weather that played havoc with the racing schedule 2016 KiteFoil GoldCup - Germany’s Florian Gruber shrugged off the mixed bag of weather that played havoc with the racing schedule at the KiteFoil GoldCup in Italy to snatch a flawless two victories from two races.
Posted on 16 Jul
Tough conditions test racers’ mettle on day one of KiteFoil Gold Cup
Florian Trittel (ESP) just overhauled Nocher on a searing reach to the finish on their last race of the day Florian Trittel (ESP) just overhauled Nocher on a searing reach to the finish on their last race of the day, but in doing so the Spaniard caught a mark line with his foil and was catapulted off his board. Still, it was enough to secure a win and deprive Nocher of five bullets from five races.
Posted on 15 Jul
63 riders from 26 nations gathered to battle in KiteFoil GoldCup Italy
In a taste of what is to come the 55 men and eight women tested equipment for sheer speed and upwind and downwind angles The globe’s fastest kite racers limbered up on the warm, smooth waters of southern Italy in gathering breezes, hours ahead of the first act of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) World Championship series.
Posted on 14 Jul
Emma and Andy selected for GBR at 2016 Youth Sailing Worlds in NZ
Wilson trains with fellow British Sailing Team member Hamilton and will continue to do this in her preparation for gold Wilson’s selection was confirmed following the RS:X European Championships in Helsinki, Finland (2-9 July) where she finished 11th European sailor and third under 21, just one point outside the medal race spots.
Posted on 14 Jul
Nine athletes set to sail for Canada at 2016 Rio Olympic Games
The Canadian Olympic Committee and Sail Canada named the nine athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in sailing. Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Sail Canada named the nine athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in sailing at the Rio 2016 Olympic. Sail Canada refused to nominate sailors in three events for which they had qualified in the Mens and Womens Windsurfer (RS:X) and the Women's Two Hander (470). Sail Canada rejected a further place offered in the Mens Skiff (49er).
Posted on 4 Jul
My Best Olympic Race – Dorian van Rijsselberge
Reaching an accomplishment can take a matter of days, months or even years but many know what it takes. Reaching an accomplishment can take a matter of days, months or even years but many know what it takes. Tying your shoe laces for the first time as a young child is an achievement, playing your first note on a guitar, getting those grades to get into college or delivering a knockout presentation to seal a deal. We’ve all been there.
Posted on 20 Jun
Riding dirty and days between...
Its been several season since I have been riding dirty with both feet in the foot straps but in different fleets. Its been several season since I have been riding dirty with both feet in the foot straps but in different fleets. It used to be that everyday spent kiting meant loosing a day of windsurfing.
Posted on 20 Jun