Laser Radial & Standard – European Championship 2017 – Barcelona ESP – Day 5

The seabreeze was late in Barcelona and racing started at 15h only. Two heats were sailed in light winds around 8 kn.
The situation in the Lasers Standards remains open before the last races today with Francesco Marrai ITA new on first, as the clear leader Tonci Stipanovic CRO had a disastrous day with the ranks 51 and 20, relegated on rank 2 with a 6 pts backlog. Another point behind is Giovanni Coccoluto ITA on 3rd. The ranks 2 to 7 are separated by 5 pts only and Pavlos Kontides CYP, Andrew McKenzie NZL, Nick Thompson GBR and Phillip Buhl GER remain in the race for a medal.
The Olympic Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED 15 pts ahead of Anne-Marie Rindom DEN in the Lasers Radial women is on a safe was to the title. Svenja Weger GER and Vasileia Karachaliou GRE follow on the ranks 3 and 4 at equal points.
The advantage of Marcin Rudawski POL in the Radial men melted on 4 pts. Marcelo Cairo ESP remains on rank 2. With a 17 pts deficit follow the tied Dimitris Papadimitriou GRE – best of the day yesterday with the ranks 1 and 2 – und Antonio Coronilla ESP.
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