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Laser european championship in Split

10476370 10152625540144059 1334624740 nIt’s been 11 years ago in 2003 when our Vasilij Žbogar won his first big championship. It was european laser championship in Split, Croatia. This year Split, Croatian second largest city, again hosted best european laser sailors. 

The whole event was held in light winds that enabled sailors to sail just 5 out of 10 planned races. This year our sailors unfortunately hasn’t stood on the podium, yet young Croatian Filip Jurišič finished in the great 8th place, the result that shows that he will soon be one of the worlds best sailors. He has commented the race: “Sailing conditions were very difficult, but I showed that I can fight at the top of world competition. I can say that I am very happy and proud of my result which is also a big motivation for further work.”

In laser radial women class, Sandiliner Mathilde de Kerangat finished in the 12th place. Her result would have been much better, if she hadn’t had two bad races …

This event was for majority of the fleet just a test regatta before world championship this September in Spain, where the first olympic tickets will be rewarded.

 

Photo: Thom Touw

 

 

 
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

 
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