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Tornado European Championships, day three - Just one race
Tornado European Championships. On day three there was only one race again.
Yesterday the teams got out on the water on time but again the wind conditions frustrated the sailors.
The day started off with a lovely 12 knot breeze from the South but with rainy conditions. The race team started a race but the wind was dropping during the race by the end the wind was below the required six knots.
The race had some interesting tack ticks with the Greek Red Bull team of Iordanis Paschalidis and Konstantinos Trigonis choosing to take a port hand flyer through the fleet, this paid with conditions on the right hand side of the course proving to be more consistent. This put them in a great position and they held onto their lead all the way round the course to take victory number 5. They are clearly sailing very well but can Team Gaebler catch them tomorrow? Currently they are sitting 4 points behind.
The rest of the results could rapidly change on the last day of racing, there are only 9 points between third and sixth places. It is also close further down the score board with only 10 points between 15th and 22nd places.
One of the highlights of this European Championships is the variety of sailors taking part, 40 teams started the racing and are from seven different nations.
A Tornado sailor of the future is also taking part, 14 year old Rudi Andorka from Hungary, the youngest ever Tornado helm to take part in a major regatta. We spoke to Rudi about his background and experiences, the interview can be found on our video channel - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wCPK5Y-vKE
We are hoping for better slightly better conditions today for the last day of racing on Lake Garda.
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