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2021 Optimist World Championship at Fraglia Vela Riva, Lake Garda - Day 2

by Optimist Worlds 2021 Riva del Garda 3 Jul 2021 23:34 PDT 30 June - 10 July 2021
2021 Optimist World Championship day 2 © Matias Capizzano / www.capizzano.com

The second day of racing in Riva del Garda for the Optimist World Championship, an event that attracted 260 of the best young sailors in the world, representing 58 nations, to the starting line set up by Fraglia Vela Riva. Once again, the pace of operations was dictated by a warm Ora wind from the South, with peaks up to 15 knots.

The Race Committee, thanks also to the support of mark and jury boats geopositioned via electric engines, was able to masterfully manage today's racing, completing two races for each of the four fleets.

The ranking, after four races valid for qualifying purposes, is more open than ever and subject to continuous and important upheavals: currently leading the ranking is the Thai sailor Weka Bhanubandh, who had a perfect day in the blue fleet. Behind him are the Brazilian sailor Alex of Francesco Kuhl (5-2 in the green fleet) and the Lithuanian sailor Erik Scheidt (winner of both races in the green fleet). Completing the top five are Gil Hackel (USA, 2-9 in the yellow fleet) and Kan Kachachuen (THA, 9-2 in the blue fleet).

The other winners of the day's races were: Lomane Valade (FRA, winner of race 3 red fleet), Quan Adriano Cardi (ITA, winner of race 3 yellow fleet), Sviatoslav Madonich (UKR, winner of race 4 red fleet) and Alex Demurtas (ITA, winner of race 4 yellow fleet).

Racing will resume Sunday at 1pm, for the third and final day of qualifying, which will be followed by two days of Team Racing, and then the final stages of the individual World Championship.

The 2021 Optimist World Championship is hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva in collaboration with FIV, IODA, AICO, Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, North Lake Garda and Trentino.

There are currently some protests under discussion that may affect the ranking. All the results are to be considered provisional.

All updates on the racing are being published on the Optimist World Championship 2021 website at 2021worlds.optiworld.org

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