Onur Derebasi retains his lead at the top of the fleet after three days

On the third day of the Laser 4.7 World Championship the 98-strong fleet enjoyed some more excellent sailing under sunny skies in Cesme, Turkey. The wind repeated its pattern of the previous day although a little lighter. Building from a calm in the morning there was ten knots across the course for the start of the first race which then dropped to five knots before building again to 10 knots. The lighter conditions in the first race of the day saw four of the top ten from the previous day score their worst results whilst some of the lighter sailors came to the front. These included several of the under 15 sailors including Luka Domijan SLO and Alexandros Kiourtzis GRE who finished first and second in their fleet.

However, there were no such problems for the overnight leader, Onur Derebasi from Turkey who consolidated his lead with two first places in the light wind first race and the stronger wind second race of the day. Behind him Bojan IVE from Croatia swaps places with Ates Cinar from Turkey. Although scoring the same points in their two races I’ve overtakes Cinar after the first discard comes into effect. These three together with a now recovered Philip White GBR were the only four sailors to score top five results in both races.

In the female fleet Ayda Unver TUR showed a clear dislike of the lighter winds scoring her worst result of the series whilst her nearest rival, Anita Di Asio ITA had her best day of the championship so far.

Stronger winds are forecast for the last day of qualifications before the fleet is split into gold and silver groups for the last two days of racing.

Results (provisional with one discard)

1 TUR172432 DEREBASI Onur, Male 7,0

2 CRO171270 IVE Bojan, Male 9,0

3 TUR157359 CINAR Ates, Male 12,0

4 TUR172556 CAKIR Mustafa, Male 19,0

5 GBR164397 WHITE Philip, Male 23,0

6 POL176745 LANDOWSKI Milosz, Male 24,0

7 ITA167956 MECOZZI Alfredo, Male 27,0

8 TUR174874 KARAGUN Ercan, Male 28,0

9 PER167196 STEWART Alek, Male 28,0

10 SLO167974 DOMIJAN Luka, Male, U15 35,0

11 IRL177891 KINGSTON George, Male 35,0

12 CRO166554 MRATOVIC Luka, Male 41,0

13 TUR167869 SAVAS Halil, Male 46,0

14 FIN173351 COLLURA Pierre Angelo, Male, U15 48,

15 PER167197 DE COSSIO Gonzalo, Male 50,0

16 BRA168889 GUIMARAES NETO Ruy, Male 51,0

17 CRO142677 BILIC Tudor, Male 51,0

18 TUR167879 GULLE Yigitcan, Male 52,0

19 TUR162682 DONMEZ Ozgur, Male 54,0

20 TUR162683 UNVER Ayda, Female 55,0