The 2007 Windsurfing RS: X European Championship, taking place in coastal Limassol, Cyprus, seems to be thrilling the fans.
Alessandra Sensini (ITA) finished third in race 8 and first in race 9 yesterday, making her a competitor that the current overall leader, Marina Alabau (ESP), cannot ignore. She must be dreading a repeat of the world title medal race last year when Alessandra snatched the championship from her on the finishing line. The difference in their score is until now limited to four points.
Also on the way up is Blanca Manchon (ESP) who is just 4 points behind Barbara Kendall (NZL) who has run out of discards so could not drop her 12th place in the second race of the day.
Polish sailor Przemyslaw Miarczynski, known as Pont, is still on the lead but yesterday finished 13th in race 9 (first of the day). Piotr Myszka (POL), on the other hand, sailed two blinders, taking two 3rds, and jumping to second place overall. He now trails Pont by 14 points.
Nicolas Le Gal (FRA) – 5th and 1st – is only 5 points off the pace in third overall with Fabian Heidegger (ITA) in forth and two points behind.
Shahar Zubani (ISR) claimed his place in the medal race, by scoring a first and second place and as a result climbed to the 8th place overall.