The first race on course one for the gold fleet began at 1438 hours local time yesterday with two general recalls and five black flags. The youth sailors eventually got away at 1507 after a general recall. The wind at that time was twelve knots with both races lasting around the 65 minute mark.
After a disappointing day on Thursday, Australia's Tom SLINGSBY took two first places. SLINGSBY gave his rivals no chance, not even SCHEIDT, who had to content himself with second place. Austria's Olympic silver medallist Andreas GERITZER also fought back from a disappointing performance on Thursday, to take third place. However after finishing eighth in the following race GERITZER failed to reach to podium, eventually finishing six points behind Mate ARAPOV (CRO).
|Robert SCHEIDT yesterday
added another string to his
formidable Laser bow
© Pep Portas
In youth gold fleet a third and a fifth place where good enough to see Simon GROTELUSCHEN crowned Youth European Champion. Behind him France's Jonathan LOBERT scored a bullet an a third place to secure second overall, whilst Malte KAMRATH gave Germany two sailors on the podium.
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