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Two medals for sandiline at Finn Europeans

10361391 1014474445237049 3389039879754279380 nSplit, Croatia has after 2010 again hosted Open European Championship for Finn class. This year’s championship was a very demanding regatta that was held in both strong and light winds was dominated by sandiline sailors, especially Croatian Ivan Kljakovič Gašpič - Bambi, who has won the Finn European Champion title for the second time.


“This is my fourth European title in Split, after the Optimist and Laser youth and the Finn in 2010. It's a pretty consistent record. This was also one of our qualifying events for the Olympics.”

Bronze medal went to another sandiliner Slovene Vasilij Žbogar for whom this is a 4th consecutive medal on Finn European championships.

Runner-up was a non european sailor Josh Junior from New Zealand.

Some time ago we have, as a part of a joke, proclaimed that the Finn class could be instead named after our company as, apart from all sailors having the same boat and sail size dimensions, our gear is used by majority of sailors, including the majority of top sailors. This has just been proven to be still true …

We really can’t be more happy to serve sailors achieve their dreams …

 

Photo: Cro Sailing Team

 
Žbogar beated only by Scott

20212 10152983062744340 7382378965723657092 nProbably the most important sailing World Cup regatta has finished this Sunday in Hyeres, France. It was a really difficult event with lots of up and downs for all the sailors due to unstable winds.

 

In the last posted article on our website we have mentioned that our long time athlete Vasilij Žbogar got a new boat and that it is superbly fast. Žbogar, two times olympic medallist in Laser class, has proved these sayings completely true by winning the second position overall. The winner of the event was Brit Giles Scott proving that he still is the best sailor in this most elite sailing class. 

 

Žbogar commented: “It was a hard week, but I am very happy to finish in second place. The level in the Finn is very high and to be in front you have to push very hard. I very happy to improve my speed in stronger winds which was the goal for this regatta. With a bit of a luck in some of the races in light wind I could have been closer to Giles for the medal race.”

 

Third place went to another Brit Edward Wright. Sandiliner Ivan Kljaković Gašpić finished 6th and Jonathan Lobert in 9th place.

 

In the Laser class the overall win went to Australia to Tom Burton, while our new team member Jesper Stalheim from Sweeden just missed the podium by a few points. Be sure to remember his name as we are sure he will excel at next events.

 

Photo source: ISAF Sailing World Cup FB page

 
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