RS Tera World Championship Day 2

Four sailors from the Manx Youth Sailing Squad are in Denmark to represent Great Britain at the 2011 RS Tera World Championship.

Sixty-five competitors from seven countries are participating in the event, open to sailors aged 18 and under. There are 26 boats in the Pro rig fleet and 45 boats in the Sport fleet.

The squad have taken part in a pre-championship training camp over the weekend to familiarise themselves with the sailing conditions in the sheltered waters of the Aabenraa Fjord.

The Championship will began on yesterday with the first three races. Izzy Sharpe and Amie Shute racing in the Pro fleet made a steady start to the regatta. Amie scored a 6th, 26th and 12th, Izzy 8th, 26th and 8th.

Only 6 boats finished Race 2. In the very light winds the race committee had moved one of the marks by 30 degrees which caused much confusion in the fleet resulting in twenty boats sailing the wrong course. Amie realised the error and corrected her course but was unable to finish within the time limit.

In the Sport fleet Greg finished 9th, 46th and 10th. Ffinlo 16th, 46th and 21st. Again the Sport fleet suffered the same confusion as the Pros and only two boats sailed the correct course.

Today has been another light airs day but there have been some good results from the Manx team. Izzy is currently lying in fifth place, and 2nd girl, in the Pro fleet after an 8th, 6th and 6th today. Amie is 3rd girl, 8th place overall after a 12th, 11th and 7th.

There are a lot of mixed results at the top end of the Sport fleet with the light conditions. Greg got a 14th, 4th and 14th leaving him in 9th place overnight.

Ffinlo came 12th in race 4 and 10th in Race 5 but unfortunately was over the line at the start of race 6 and scored the full 46 points for OCS. He will have to be more cautious for the rest of the week as he has already used his two discards in races 2 and 6. At present this puts him in 19th place.