Another big event on this week is the Youth and Masters Raceboard World Championships. With just one race having been completed in the extremely light winds Pawel Gardasiewicz currently sits in first place for the masters category and for the youths Zerillo Giuseppe leads the charge. Here is a short report from the organisers and a video from all that has taken place so far.
A frustrating day 2 at the Raceboard Youth and Masters Worlds for both competitors and race committee. The first possible start scheduled for 11.30 was delayed until early afternnon as the wind eventually shifted into the right direction for the thermic breeze.
One race was possible before the wind dropped and began to swing back to gradient wind direction. Competitors were sent ashore to await improvement, which eventually came and out they went again. But, once again, the wind eased off and delayed the start of race 2. Sadly no improvement led to the end of racing for the day.
Master Pawel Gardasiewicz (POL-102), winner of the first race, said it was a great opening to the championship. Even though not enough wind to plane it was very nice to race with friends, he had a very good start and maintained the lead throughout. In second place was Grandmaster Karel Baranek from Slovakia, followed by Italian Paco Wirz.
Giuseppe Zerillo (ITA-07) heads the youth fleet, with Daniel Blinnikka from Finland in second and Marcos Guedez from France is third.