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11 June 2013, 12:18 pm
Flicky Winds Dominate Laser Europa Cup, Norway
Laser Europa Cup Fleet
Laser Europa Cup Fleet

Laser Europa Cup - Norway
Moss, Norway

Tricky winds dominated the Laser Europa Cup, Moss, Norway which was completed on 9 June.
Day one started with light to moderate southerly winds, going from 8 knots in the morning to 16 knots for race three in the afternoon.

Tricky conditions prevailed with lots of wind shifts on day three of the event. Racing started at 11:00 with 6-7 knots from the north but with rather large shifts both to the west and east. Also the windspeed varied from 8-9 knots down to 3-4 knots so that only two races could get off for all fleets. A total of 7 races were sailed with one discard.

In the Standard rig, first place went to local sailor, Mathias Mollat, (NOR) who finished on 14 points winning three races. He was followed by Hermann Tomasgaard, (NOR) in second on 20 points having won two races, and third place went to Holger Tidemand, (SWE).

Norweigian Sail First ISAF Youth Worlds Laser Radial Girls representative Line Flem Høst ramped up her preparations for the event by winning the Laser Radial title in Norway. Close behind in second place was Marcus Magnusson, (SWE), and in third place was Ina Berentsen Kullmann, (NOR).

Local Sailor, Mads Severin Hassum-Olsen, (NOR) took the winning spot in the Laser 4.7 with 17 points. Second place went to Katarina Cezilie Broch, (NOR) followed by Caroline Rosmo, (NOR) who finished third on 29 points.


Barbara Murray
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