RS:X European Men - Top 10
1 POL 82 Piotr Myszka 15.0
2 GRE8 Byron Kokkalanis 39.0
3 ISR 11 Shahar Zubari 42.0
4 ESP 7 Ivan Pastor Lafuente 45.0
5 FRA 77 Pierre Le Coq 57.0
6 CYP 1 Andreas Cariolou 59.0
7 ISR 21 Nimrod Mashiah 63.0
8 SUI 31 Richard Stauffacher 68.0
9 FRA 115 Nicolas Le Gal 106.0
10 FRA 19 Louis-Benoit Hug 105.0
RS:X Euroepan Women - Top 10
1 POL 8 Sofia Klepacka 29.0
2 ISR 1111 Lee-el Korzits 47.0
3 FRA 53 Pauline Perrin 67.0
4 ESP 1 Blanca Manchon Dominguez 76.0
5 GBR 94 Bryony E Shaw 78.0
6 ITA 11 Laura Linares 80.0
7 UKR 9 Olga Maslivets 81.0
8 POL 7 Dziarnowska Maja 83.0
9 POL 20 Brygola Agata 94.0
10 ISR 10 Maayan Davidovich 95.0
The day dawned humid and still. There even seemed a possibility that the first starts of the day would be postponed. The sea breeze was in a fickle mood. Nevertheless, the fleets went out into a building breeze.
The first starts may have been in marginal conditions but pretty soon everyone was planing as the wind topped out at just over 15 knots. Three races in all fleets were possible with the second discard coming into play tomorrow.
Looking at the RS:X Women's fleet, it becomes a real possibility that anyone in the top 7 could take the bronze the medal.
It was Lee Korsitz (ISR) who was dominant today posting a perfect set of three bullets to Klepacka's (POL) 7-2-2 so the gap is closed marginally tonight. The gold is between these two as Maja Dziarnowska (POL) in third is 33 points adrift tied on points with Pauline Perrin (FRA).
Just five points back is Olga Maslivets (UKR) tied on points with Bryony Shaw (GBR). Blanca Manchon (ESP1) closes out the top seven one point back
In the RS:X Men's fleet, anyone in the top six could step onto the bottom step of the podium especially in view of the fact that the forecast is for more breeze tomorrow and even more on Sunday for the medal races.
Piotr Myszka (POL) is untouchable on 12 points having fired in three wins on day four to make the RS:X European Championship title a virtual certainty. However, Byron Kokalanis (GRE) went out to race feeling distinctly unwell but determined to defend his second place
He scored a 5-4-5 against third placed Ivan Pastor's (ESP) 10-3-8 so he can rest ahead of day five safe in the knowledge that his silver is safe for the moment.
Having their own private battle are Shahar Zubari (ISR) and Nimrod Mashich (ISR) in fourth and fifth. Seven points separate them but if the forecasts are to be believed Mashich will go out tomorrow in the conditions in which he normally excels. And Zubari will have to find something a little bit special to maintain his lead especially after the second discard is taken.
Pierre Le Coq (FRA) will have to do the same if he is to transform his outside chance of a bronze medal into a reality.