After approximately 75 minutes the first three finishers of the long distance race were - SVK 1, ESP 66, ESP 9. Leading the women over the finish line it was ESP 11 ahead of GBR 607. Wind for the start was 12-14 knots and just this one race was planned for today.
No change to the Youth overall positions, Santi Arteaga maintains his perfect score. However, in the ladies fleet, today's win by Maria Dominguez brings her a point closer to Brit Harriet Ellis.
Tension builds in the men's fleet however, as Patrik Pollak and Curro Manchon are on equal points!!
Full results / Marathon Result
Racing will continue tomorrow - two more days to try and complete the 15 race series for the championship.
The furthest mark was over 2 nautical miles along the coast; two laps of the course and a finish off the beach. 8.5 fleet (youth and women) started first, followed by the 9.5 men's fleet.
What a battle we have for the Raceboard Men's World Champion Title! After three more races, 2 bullets and a second puts Curro Manchon (ESP 9) back at the top, one point ahead of yesterday's leader Patrik Pollak (SVK 1). ESP 66 Toni Colomar sits comfortably in third place. First Grandmaster Juha Blinnika (FIN 6) has pulled himself up from 9th to 6th overall.
Harriet Ellis (GBR 607) is still ahead of Maria Dominguez (ESP 11) by two points but again it is an interesting battle.
Second placed youth overall Daniel Blinnikka (FIN 5) took the first bullet today but Santi Arteaga (ESP 1) has a perfect score after 8 races (1 discard) and is 8 points clear ahead. In third place Benjamin Coisne (FRA 259) was on equal points with Toni Bonet (ESP 70) at end of play the day before but has now pulled ahead by two points. Toni is first junior.
Raceboard World Championships Day Two - Three more races
A light offshore breeze greeted competitors at the start of day two of the raceboard world championships but it was looking good for racing. The plan was for two races back to back, a short break, then one or maybe two races in the afternoon. However, with the wind increasing a little, 3 back to back races were completed today with only a short break on the water.
Patrik Pollak (SVK 1) has found his form, winning all three of today's races which puts him at the top of the leaderboard, 1 point ahead of yesterday's leader, Curro Manchon (ESP 9). Toni Colomar (ESP 66) maintains his third position but the gap is widening. Juha Blinnikka (FIN 6) is first Grandmaster in 9th place overall and fellow countryman, Kai Mannisto (FIN 50) is first Veteran.
Brit Harriet Ellis (GBR 607) heads the ladies fleet with two bullets today against Maria Domingues' (ESP 11) one win which puts her clear ahead by one point. These two are clearly going to have a tough battle for this championship title.
Over in the youth fleet, Santi Arteaga (ESP 1) has a perfect score winning all three of today's races. He is now 5 points clear ahead of Daniel Blinnikka (FIN 5) who is three points ahead of Benjamin Coisne (FRA 259) in third place. Toni Bonet (ESP 70) is first junior - on the same points as Benjamin but in fourth place after the discard rule comes into play.
70 competitors from 15 nations representing 4 continents have registered for this championship. Hosted by Club Nautico Hospitalet Vandellos we had a very nice opening ceremony last night. Co-organiser and competitor,Toni Colomar, starts as one of the favourites for the title, but will face tough competition from ESP, GBR, FRA . . . after 2 races he sits in bronze position.
Fellow countryman, Curro Manchon (ESP 9) took two bullets and sits at the top of the leaderboard with Patrik Pollak (SVK 1), 2011 European Champion, in second place with two seconds today. Patrik is first Master.
Similarly in the Youth Fleet, Santi Arteaga (ESP 1) also took two bullets and Daniel Blinnikka (FIN 5) took two seconds. Toni Bonet (ESP 70) is in third position overall.
After 2 races the top 3 women are Harriet Ellis (GBR 607), Maria Dominguez (ESP 11) and Mar Lacambra (ESP 543).