Competitors had to cope with light and tricky conditions on day three of Laser European Championships yesteday
Competitors at the Laser European Championship Vallensbaek, Denmark, sailed two races in light to moderate pressure and shifty conditions yesterday. A third race was planned for the day, but due to the shifty conditions it was cancelled.
Roope Suomalainen from Finland coped with the tricky conditions well and won both races in his group, moving him up from a position in the twenties to fifth overall. Maciej Grabowski of Poland leads the fleet, after scoring a third and a tenth to give him a three point lead over Karl Suneson of Sweden.
Team GBR sailor Ed Wright sailed a consistent day in conditions that could have seen the competitors grinning or grimacing. Scoring two sixth places, moves him up into sixth position overall. Mark Powell is the next top placed British sailor, scoring a ninth and a fifth to put him in fourteenth place overall. Paul Goodison sailed well in the first race of the day, scoring his highest result so far, a second place. In the second race of the day he added a seventeenth to his score-line, to put him in 23rd place overall, with team-mate Dan Holman in 24th place.
Competitors have one more day of qualifying races, where it is expected that three races will be sailed before going into gold and silver fleets. Racing concludes on Saturday.
1, Maciej Grabowski, POL (3,4,3,10) 20 pts 2, Karl Suneson, SWE (6,2,12,3) 23 pts 3, Gareth Blanckenberg, RSA (6,16,4,1) 27 pts Team GBR (not all points available at this time)
6, Ed Wright (22,3,6,6) 37 pts 14, Mark Powell 23, Paul Goodison 24, Dan Holman
1, Thomas le Breton, FRA (1,4,1,8) 14 pts 2, Timofei Zbankov, RUS (2,5,2,6) 15 pts 3, Andonis Manolakis, GRE (6,2,10,1) 19 pts No GBR results as only top ten are available at this time