Norwegian Hermann Tomasgaard has taken the lead in Laser Standard in second last day of the European Senior Laser Championship in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Many changes in the lead of the Olympic male class in a shifty day that started with light winds and ended with stronger ones. Conditions for the second last day of the championship ranged between 5-6 knots and 10, with less waves than previous days.
The Real Club Nautico de Gran Canaria, the European Laser Class Association (Eurilca) and the Real Federacion Española de Vela (RFEV) are the organizers of this championship, hosting 267 sailors from 47 countries.
Today there were 3 races, and there are another three scheduled for tomorrow, last day of this European Championship. Time limit for the last race is this Friday 16:00.
Swedish Jesper Stalheim is provisionally Silver, only two points bellow the leader, while the Argentinian Julio Alsogaray is Bronce, only four points to the leader. Nick Thompson -Gold medalist in London 2012- had an unlucky day and went down to the 15th position.
Dutch Marit Bouwmeester is the leader of the Gold group in Laser Radial female with 24 points, only one ahead Swedish Jossefin Olsson. Bouwmeester & Olsson are very tied before the last day of races and the Chinese -Gold Medal in London 2012- Lijia Xu is Bronce at the moment.
Polish Marcin Rudawski is the leader in Laser Radial male, with Canarian sailor Ismael Iess chasing behind in the second position -and first under 21. Polish Jonasz Stelmaskzyk is an steady third.