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Domination of sandiline hikers at the finn europeans

In La Rochelle has concluded this year’s european championship for the most elite olympic sailing class - Finn. In really tough conditions with very strong sea current and changeable winds sailors using sandiline gear dominated. In the medal race 8 out of 10 sailors wore our hikers proving that they are by far the best at the moment.

 

Our team members have also been very successful with Vasilij Žbogar (SLO) winning silver medal, which is his 5th medal on european championships. French Jonathan Lobert was 4th and Croatian Ivan Kljakovič Gašpič was 5th.

 

Take a look at the great picture gallery.

 

Next big event will be world championship in September in Spain, where sailors will try to get their first tickets for the next Olympic games.

 

Stay tuned, we will keep you uptaded.

 

Photo: Robert Deaves/Finn Class

 
Tricky conditions in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is well known for its sunshine, warm weather and light winds, yet this time it has been a bit differently. First World Cup in Europe and the first WC with the majority of top sailors has concluded on Saturday with medal races in all sailing classes.


This year’s sailing conditions weren’t as nice as previous years - sailors have waited for wind on the water for hours, there has been a few storms in the meantime and some strong winds as well.


In the Finn class, 6 sailors in top 10 wore sandiline gear, proving that our gear is currently best in the world. The winner was Giles Scott. Sandiliner Jonathan Lobert was 3rd, Vasilij Žbogar 6th, Ivan Kljakovič Gašpič 9th and Deniss Karpak 10th.
Here is a photo gallery proving what we are saying.

 
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