Significantly better

Hello again from Tallinn, capital of Estonia, where we’re all happy and relieved to have race action again, following the blank day on Wednesday when the combination of cold, plus a nasty off-shore wind, made it impossible to send the fleets out onto the water. That’s 3 rounds of possible racing lost from the programme, meaning we plan to catch up before deciding our 2021 champions on Saturday.

The overnight scores from day 1 were carried forward, with 4 more races scheduled, meaning that a new element is added to the ranking calculations, the discard. That’s had quite an effect on the leader boards with some significant changes, in many cases narrowing the gaps and making for a fascinating-looking final 2 days where almost anything could happen.

Conditions have been much better, wind 10 – 11 knots, gusting 15 – 18, but also much a little warmer.

Some very tired U13s with Italy’s Pierluigi Caproni still in the lead, from Latvia’s Viljams Preiss, with the top girl racer, Russia’s Mariia Tinyakova climbing into 3rd place overall.

There’s a procession in U15 Girls, with Poland’s Maria Rudowicz near perfect with 6 wins out of 7, behind her, Spain’s Azul Sanchez-Vallejo, and Poland’s Maja Pomierska. While in the U15s Boys, there’s only a point between 1 and 2, Israel’s Itmar Levi and Italy’s Tiberio Riccini. With Russia’s Dmitrii Nesterenko lying close behind 3rd.

The U17 Girls is still headed by Poland’s Nadia Kulik, just ahead of the fast-moving Russian Ovchinnikova Polina, followed by Spain’s Barbara Winau-Ordinas. In the U17 Boys, Greek rider Petros Kontarinis had a perfect day and now leads ahead of Italy’s Federico Pilloni and the consistent Spanish rider, Billy-James Coll-Tulloch.
The Techno Plus rankings have had quite a shake up, with the Womens overnight leader Turkey’s Merve Vatan now in 3rd place, behind new leader, Greece’s Marina Chrerouveim, 3 wins today. She’s followed by Russia’s Daria Bannaya in 2nd. In the Plus Men’s fleet, Davide Antognoli and Alessandro Graciotti (Italy) are still leading the way, ahead of Greece’s Meletios Kalpogiannakis.

It's already been an adventure and we’re only halfway there, stay tuned for the next two days of racing that will decide the 2021 Champions.

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