Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hyères Olympic Week

The second day of racing.

Semaine Olympique Française in Hyères was blessed with ideal racing conditions and sunshine. The clouds and rain cleared quickly by mid-morning with the apparition of a steady 15 to 20 knots Mistral.

The class favourites claimed the top positions in most events with wind lovers making again the most of the day.

It was a faultless day for Nick Thompson (GBR) and Australians, Tom Slingsby and Sarah Blanck in the Laser classes.

2004 ISAF Youth World Champion, Nick Thompson has added two more bullets to his impressive score to take the lead in the 156 boats Laser fleet. Despite three race victories, World Champion and World #1 Tom Slingsby has to count an OCS from Monday’s second race and is recorded in 29 position overall. He should come back to the score when a race is discarded after Tuesday racing. - full report