The world championship in Liepaja, Latvia, got off to a good start on day one - with 3 races completed and a championship validated.
Two good races and one race completed in very marginal conditions, were run in winds varying from 4 to 10 knots. As ever consistency won the day, with ex world champion Patrik Pollak (SVK 1) having the edge over current champion Max Wojcik (POL 7) - 2 races won by Patrik to Max's 1. However a quick run through the top 8 racers in today's ranking and it is still anyone's championship.
This year the regatta will have a series of maximum 15, shorter, races and, with a good forecast tomorrow, it may be possible to run a further 4 races . . . the ranking table could look very different tomorrow evening!
Results after Three Races
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