Super sensations and brilliant spectacle in the Capital bay
This Monday was the third day of the XVIII Canary Islands Sailing Week, with winds of between 12 and 15 knots that allowed the celebration of three more races. It remains open for the last day when the names of the winners will be decided.
This Monday, equator of the competition, was the day to discover how many sailors maintained the leadership.
The Greek Vasileia Karachaliou snatched the first position to the Lithuanian Viktorija Andrulyte after the races disputed today, in a fierce test of Laser Radial.
Intrepid in the water, Joel Rodríguez who continues in the first place of Laser Standard, followed in the general classification by the Olympic sailor Joaquín Blanco that has greatly improved his score today in the contested sleeves.
There were changes in the first places of RS: X that today has Javier Rodriguez as first, relegating to the second position to which the previous two days led the classification, Magüi Suárez.
In the Techno 293 OD category, the sailor Claudia Lorenzo is followed by the canary Cristina Marcello.
Without giving space to his rivals Elias Leonard Aretz and Pablo Garcia in 420, one more day, they go home as leaders and in 29er continue to hold the first position the pair formed by Andrés Barrios and Néstor Vega ahead of those who follow close since the first day of competition, Norwegians Alexander Klippenberg and Jeppe Nilsen.
As in previous days there are no changes in the top positions in the F18 category where the Germans continue to lead the standings without giving more options to the other participants. The first, once again, Helge and Christian Sach and in second position Justus Wolf next to Max Said.
A turn in the first positions in 2.4mR, that now counts on the Finnish Anna Liisa Oxby like first in front of its eternal rival, its compatriot, Jussi Ahlstrom. It should be noted that the World Sailing (ISAF) has opted for classes 2.4 and Hansa 303 Doble, as the two adapted sailing boats that will compete in the Olympic Games of 2024. Both modalities compete, after this official decision, for the first time in this regatta
In relation to the meteorological conditions the tests have been developed with a spectacular day of sun, north wind of between 12 and 15 knots and without waves which has allowed to offer a very lucid regatta that all sailors enjoyed.
Organized by the Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria, the Canary Olympic Sailing Week has already celebrated 58. Tomorrow we expect an exciting journey for the 8 categories that are missing to have a winner.