WIND TEASES TEAMS ON THE THIRD DAY OF THE JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP18 Aug 2022
After two days of racing east of the Tihany peninsula, the third day started with races in the western side of the peninsula.
A northeastern wind of 6-8 knots blew in the channel between Tihany and the southern shore. PRO Peter Farkas set an inne trapezoid course in the 35-40 degree wind. The first race of the day finally started with a black flag after a general recall. The local team of Péter Vida and Ábel Batiz led the fleet at the first mark, followed by overnight leaders TUR-7 and the Slovenian team. The Hungarian team sailed a prefect race while the wind dropped to 4,8-4 knots and exploiting the shifts won the race comfortably ahead of the second boat, FRA-72 and another Hungarian team, Máté Benyó-Ákos Horváth, while the Turkish leaders finished 15th after a disastrous last run.
The 7th race of the championship started in a new course closer to the southern shore in the dropping wind. But as the fleet was in the first run the wind died so the Race Committee decided to abandon the race and sent the sailors ashore. As the wind didn’t pick up in the afternoon, the race was postponed to an early start at 8:30 on Friday morning.
The French Pacaud-De Gennes took the lead again after their 2nd place finish, with the Turkish team of Tulcari-Danismend in second and the Austrians Donner-Slivon in third. However, the battle for gold is still on with only 3 points separating the 1st from the 3rd.
In the U21 category Donner-Slivon are comfortably ahead of Pennaneac’h-Bunel and Korsak-Borys with a 24-point lead.
The non-mixed category is now led by locals Benyó-Horváth, after their 3rd place finish today.
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