Tonci Stiponvic from Croatia once again notched up two wins in yesterday's racing to secure his spot at the top of the leaderboard
Day three of the Laser 4.7 World Championship yesterday brought bright and windy conditions to the Ijselmeer after a stormy night. The expected high winds had blown through early and the sailors left the beach at 10am for the final two races of the round robin series. The easing winds allowed some of the lighter sailors to climb the fleet, but it was again Tonci Stiponvic from Croatia who continued his near perfect score with two bullets.
Chris Carden of Team GBR continued his excellent performance gaining an 11th place in the first race, but an OCS in the second did not help his cause. However, Chris is the sole GBR sailor to make the Gold fleet with top Team GBR girl Robyn Phillips just missing the cut, despite consistent good results in the lighter breeze. Daniel Michelic, Tonci’s Croatian team mate is lying second with Milosz Landowski pushing hard in third. The daily prizegiving followed a Dutch theme with prizes presented by the Dutch team coach, followed by local smoked haddock and cheese with entertainment from a local brass band. The evening was rounded of with a Laser mast-climbing contest that was clearly won by an Australian sailor in a time of 15 seconds, despite their best efforts no one could even come close!
Today (Thursday) is lay day, giving the sailors a chance to recover. The weather forecast for the last day, on Friday, is for light winds.