Day 4 of the Laser Radial Youth World Championships

Day 4 of the Laser Radial Youth World Championships

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Day 4 of the Laser Radial Youth World Championships. Competitors completed one race today, the second scheduled race was cancelled due to low winds. Today was the last day of qualifying series, and tomorrow marks the first day of final series racing.

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In the male division, Australia’s Conor Nicholas holds onto his lead for the fourth day in a row, placing 5th in today’s race. Nicholas sits only 3 points ahead of 2nd place, Gianmarco Planchestainer of Italy, who received a bullet in
today’s race. CanadianMatti Muru continues to climb the leader board, moving into 3rd overall.Umberto José Varbaro, Italy, now now sits in 4th, with Italian team mate Paolo Giargia in 5th.

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Mária Érdi of Hungary continues to lead the female division. Dolores Moreira, Uruguay is tight on Érdi’s tail, sitting only 2 points behind in 2nd. ItalianFrancesca Bergamo moves up to 3rd after today’s race. Following
Bergamo isMagdalena KwasnaPoland, and Carolina Albano Italy, in 4th and 5th respectively.

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The male division flights will now be split into fleets of gold, silver and bronze. The gold fleet will consist of 48 competitors, and the silver and bronze fleets will consist of 47 competitors each. Racing continues daily until August 20th, with prize giving and closing ceremonies held at Portsmouth Olympic harbour following the final day’s racing.

Photos by SailingShot