European Optimist Championship 2012 is being held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy from June 30th to July 8th.
Eight knots from the South allowed for the completion of three races for all fleets except the girls yellow. Having sailed four races Tas Kolman from Slovenia is leading the boys fleet, followed closely by Stijn Paardekoper (NED) and Andrea Orlando (ITA). Among the girls, and taking into account the scores of the first three races, Giulia Sarti from Italy leads with an advantage of three points over Mara Turin from Slovenia.
Unfortunately there were many sailors penalised with a DPI (discretionary penalty - the Jury can choose the number of points to be added to a sailor's score) after they had badly sailed outside of the waiting area boundaries while waiting for their own start.
A difficult day is expected tomorrow. With two more races in the boys fleet and three in the girls, the single discard in the series becomes effective so positions may vary significantly.
by International Optimist Dinghy Association
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7:33 AM Wed 4 Jul 2012GMT
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