Race committee has decided to cancel program for today,championship is over.
The fleet spent five hours on water, but the conditions were not fit for racing. There was one start attempt for lasers gold and silver, they made it to the top mark and that was it. So the results remain the same, two more days to go....in the meantime all is set for tonight FIFA World Cup opening match between Brasil and Croatia. Oh, yeah!
Day in day out major challenges for the organizers, race committee and the fleet. Only one race today for the gold fleets, everybody else did not race, even that one race for the gold fleets was shortened. Again some 4-5 hours on the water, with high air temperatures, 32 degrees in the shadow, on shore in the sun one feels as if it is 40. All the competitors agree – it is very tricky out there. Results show that, even the top names made mistakes. Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) made no mistakes. He lead the race from the beginning to the end, scored a bullet for his 28th birthday. Rutger van
Finaly a nicer breeze for the third day of the Laser Europeans in Split. Still shifty, but the strength was better, 10 to 14 knots. Two races for all fleets, without waiting, a really great day, last day of the qualifiers. A proper Summer storm forced the race committee to call it a day after two races, they had to send the fleet home, rain caught up with some sailors, but fortunately no greater harm was done. It is very tight at the top in both olympic fleets, just as it should be. Day in day out Robert Scheidt (BRA) made progress, and after five races sits on the top of the leaderboard. Only one point seperates Scheidt and Tonci Stipanović (CRO) in the second place, who is the leader for the European title. After a bad race yesterday and a 20th place, a major setback for the three-times European champion in last four years, Stipanovic knew that he can not afford any more mistakes. A bullet and a 5th place were the consequence. A similar battle for the overall trophy was fought between these two amazing sailors