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11 August 2003, 11:28 am
Polish Champions Decided in Four Classes
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Gdynia Sailing Days
Gdynia

The Idea Gdynia Sailing Days World Cup Series Event finished on Saturday in Gdynia. During this years' edition there were 345 competitors from 11 countries who took part in the regattas in 13 classes.
There were four classes that were racing for Polish Championships. The Tornado, Finn, 49er and Splash.

The regatta for Tornado class (IDEA race area) was finished on Friday. The fight for victory was hard till the last race. Finally, sailors who have become Polish champions this year are Adam SKOMSKI and Marek GAŁKIEWICZ.

"I'm not sure if I can say anything," Skomski said after coming back to Gdynia Marina. " We were quite unlucky. On Thursday, our boat fell over and we couldn't finish that race. On Friday, however we managed to come back into first place in the classification."

In Finn class (IDEA race area), Mateusz KUSZNIEREWICZ was crowned Champion. He won the Polish Championship for the tenth time in his carrier. During the regatta he said he might have change the class in 2004 after the Olympic Games in Athens and start sailing on Star class boat. This year in Gdynia, Kusznierewicz won with Wacław SZUKIEL and Rafał SZUKIEL in second and third places.

The Polish national best sailor in Laser class, Maciej GRABOWSKI did a wonderful job as well. He won 8 out of 12 races that were held on IDEA course area.

The closing ceremony of Idea Gdynia Sailing Days took place on Grunwaldzki Square. Additionally there was held a live concert of Polish band:'Róże Europy'

Full results are available on the event website at the address below.

Class: Finn
1. Mateusz Kusznierewicz (Poland) - 10 p
2. Wacław Szukiel (Poland) - 15 p
3. Rafał Szukiel (Poland) - 25 p
Class: Laser
1. Maciej Grabowski (Poland) - 15 p
2. Marcin Rudawski (Poland) - 28 p
3. Johan Wigforss (Sweden) - 42 p
Class: Tornado
1. Adam Skomski, Marek Gałkiewicz (Poland) - 11 p
2. Piotr Cichocki, Roman Główka (Poland) - 12 p
3. Zbigniew Piekarski, Rafał Trzebiatowski Jutrzenka (Poland) - 24 p
Class: 470
Men
1. Rafał Sawicki, Paweł Nowakowski (Poland) - 18 p
2. Pavlo Kalinchev, Andriy Shafranjuk (Ukraine) - 31 p
3. Sergey Bartahsevich, Igor Petrowicz (Belorus) - 43 p
Women
1. Katarzyna Tylińska, Gabriela Brzóska (Poland) - 34 p
2. Angelina Kalincheva, Nataliya Zaverukha (Ukraine) - 102 p
3. Karin Almquist, Teresa Enander (Sweden) - 109 p
Class: Splash
1. Filip Pietrzak (Poland) - 8 p
2. Piotr Danielewicz (Poland) - 21 p
3. Patryk Palczyński (Poland) - 27 p
Class: Europa W
1. Weronika Glinkiewicz (Poland) - 16 p
2. Tatiana Drozdowskaja (Belorus) - 23 p
3. Katarzyna Szotyńska (Poland) - 30 p
Class: 49er
1. Marcin Czajkowski, Krzysztof Kierkowski (Poland) - 12 p
2. Paweł Kacprowski, Paweł Kuźmicki (Poland) - 16 p
3. Zbigniew Gutkowski, Zdzisław Staniul (Poland) - 30 p
Class: 730
1. Nivea Błękitne Żagle (POL 5500): Zbyszek Malicki, Arek Ornowski, Jacek GÓRECKI, Michał Leszczyński - 4 p
2. Oktant (POL 7077): Piotr Adamowicz, Konkel Szymon, Waldemar Najmowicz, Ireneusz Kamiński - 14 p
3. Deceuninck Musto (POL 5533): Maciek Cylupa, Dominik Niśkiewicz, Ireneusz Faron, Marcin Spałek - 15 p
Class: Flying Dutchman
1. Henryk Blaszka, Tomasz Kledzik (Poland) - 5 p
2. Jacek Śmiałkowski, Piotr Tyszkiewicz (Poland) - 6 p
3. Maciej Marcinkiewicz, Artur Przybyła (Poland) - 12 p
Class: Mistral M
1. Piotr Myszka (Poland) - 11 p
2. Maxim Oberemko (Ukraine) - 18 p
3. Milosz Wojcik (Poland) - 30 p
Class: Mistral W
1. Anna Graczyk (Poland) - 19 p
2. Agata Brygoła (Poland) - 19 p
3. Olga Maslivets (Ukraine) - 20 p

Event Media (As Amended by ISAF News Editor)
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