Optimist World Championships - DAY 4: lead the singaporean Loh Jia Yi

Tue, 23/07/2013

With two days until the conclusion of the Optimist World Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy, the overwhelming power of Singapore is confirmed with 4 athletes in the top 6.

After yesterday's lay day it was unfortunate that the Race Committee could only manage one race for each of the four fleets, due to the weather conditions.

The southerly wind arrived later than usual but with a steady 10-12 knots for the first group of starts. But as these first four races progressed it continually decreased. Towards the end of these first races the strong westerly wind arrived and all fleets were instructed to quickly head for shore.

Singaporean Loh Jia Yi, with a scoreline of 1-1-1-2-3-2  recorded a 23rd today but continues to lead, 5 points ahead of German Nils Sternbeck. Sternbeck today scored a good second, and third overall is Swiss Damian Suri, who finished fifth today.

Nipping at the heels of the top three are the trio of Singapore with Edward Tan, fourth just one point from the podium, followed by teammates Han Bertha and Koh Kun.

Tomorrow, if the wind conditions are more stable, the Race Committee hope to complete 3 races.

The event can also be followed tomorrow by web thanks to the live streaming http://www.fragliavelariva.it/regatta/live
and GPS tracking http://www.optiworld.org/MiniSite/13Worlds/tracking.php

Results after 7 race: