26 Jul 2015
470 JUNIOR WORLDS KICK OF AT THESSALONIKI
Welcome to Thessaloniki & the 2015 470 Junior World Championships. From 26th till 31st of July, the stunning gulf of Thermaikos will be inundated by top young guns! 102 teams from all over the world will cross their swords for the prestigious world crown!
Nautical Club of Thessaloniki has a great tradition in sailing & in the 470 class with many titles to showcase, while it has host many top events with great success the previous years!
The thermal breeze made its appearance around 12, giving the chance to the sailors to compete in 2 races with winds between 7 and 12 knots. First to compete were the women with 3 teams from Spain finishing in top 3!! Spectacular performance for the team Spain! Although, the key to success is consistency since the event will consist of 5 races at the qualifcation stage and 6 races at the finals, before top ten advance to the medal race on Friday! The mens’ fleet was divided in blue and yellow and the pressure was high from the 1st start! Packed roundings and boat to boat battles for the boys today!
Day one came to an end so everyone has the chance to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the city & relax ahead of a difficult week. More action with our next report.
Written by: Organizing Committee
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