The third day of the European Senior Laser Championship continues with Thompson’s leadership is threatened with only two points above Alsogaray & Buhl, and the race in Laser Radial female is headed between Bouwmeester & Olsson -both tied again in number of points.
The qualifying rounds have finished and tomorrow will start the finals for the Olympic classes.
In Laser Radial male, the Polish Marcin Rudawski stays at the top while the Canarian sailors Alejandro Bethencourt and Ismael Iess are second and third, tied in number of points at the moment.
The Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria, the European Laser Association (Eurilca) and the Real Federacion Española de Vela (RFEV) organize this championship hosting 267 sailors from 47 countries.
The weather conditions in the race course in Gran Canaria have been very shifty, making it quite difficult for sailors today. Wind shifts from 6 to 16 knots, constant changes in direction and big waves, similar to previous days for this Championship.
In Laser Standard the current world champion (Nick Thompson) holds the lead, although a disqualifying start helped both the Argentinian Julio Alsogaray and the German Philipp Buhl to come a bit closer. Alsogaray and Buhl are tied with 14 points, only two points under the leader.
The Laser Radial female race is also very tight. Dutch Marit Bouwmeester leads with 7 points, same as the Swedish Josefin Olsson. Both sailors have tied with the exact same positions so far, three poles and two seconds.
Only in the sixth race, Bouwmeester took the lead with a 3rd position above Olsson’s 8th. Finish Tuula Tenkanen holds the bronce so far with 12 points, while Chinese Lijia Xu is 4th with 17 points.
Tomorrow there are two races scheduled for Laser Standard & Laser Radial female, while the Laser Radial boys will have 3 races.