The leaders are being pushed to their limits and some see their safety points margin reducing like snow under the Mallorca sun!
Breeze lovers made the most of the conditions with perfect scores today and are closing the gap on regatta leaders.
Laser Standard results after second day of Finals
With competition reaching its maximum in the finals, the leaders are pushed to their limits. An earlier comfortable margin protected the leadership of Philipp Buhl. The German laser sailor toe straps didn’t resist his powerful hiking style and he had to withdraw from the last race. Australian Matthew Wearn performed well in the breeze taking the bullet in the first race and placing 5th in the last to end the day in second position. He is now only three points from the German who has to add 15 points to his score. The 46th edition of the Trofeo Sofia IBEROSTAR marks Philipp Buhl seventh participation in the event. With two more final races and the medal race on Saturday, the fight among the top five separated by only nine points will be intense. The attention will also be on Dutch sailors who are playing in Palma their Olympic selections.
Laser Radial results after second day of Finals
Evi Van Acker BEL is continuing undefeated in the Laser Radial finals with two more bullets added to her perfect score. The 2014 SWC Champion is obviously enjoying the breezy conditions and is closing the gap on Alison Young GBR who is conserving a one point lead going into the last day of finals on Friday. “There is a very strong competition in this regatta. It has been good racing and I have been consistent in all conditions. We will see what the rest brings in.”
Friday will see the last day of finals and the last opportunities to break into the top ten for Saturday medal races.
By Laserista.com, the best Laser sailing website | Source: Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía 2015 | Photo: Pedro Martinez – Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía 2015.