Day 1 at the 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship

2016 RSX YOUTH WORLDS raw material Day 1
RS:X Youth World Championship || 2016-11-21, Limassol, Cyprus || © Copyright 2016 || Robert Hajduk - ShutterSail.com || All Rights Reserved ||

Day 1 at the 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship

The Opening series started today with nice planing conditions for the men and the women fleets.

A quite morning shifted in to a back to back racing day with sunny skies, choppy waters and winds from 15 up to 18knots.
3 Races were completed for the men and women divisions with some intense action for some of the youth competitors.

The men division is split into a Yellow fleet and a Blue fleet in the Qualifying series, except the women who do compete in a single fleet.
The leaders in the Youth men fleet are Yoav Omer from Israel – the defending Champion -who is in great shape, with a confident attitude and charisma and Mack van den Eerenbeemt from the Caribbean island of Aruba with a stable performance. Both competitors won the 3 races in their fleets just  in front of the Limassol Nautical Club.

 

The first race of the women fleet was an exciting one, as Noy Drihan from Israel – also the defending Champion- blasted away from the pack at ease, but unfortunately a little mistake made, caused for her to slip to second place and making room for Maria-Belen Bazo from Peru to take the lead and also winning the first race. The following 2 races were dominated by Noy Drihan who quickly learned from her earlier mistake and is one to keep an eye on in the next racing days.

 

Youth Men top 5 :
1.    Yoav Omer | ISR 24
1.     Mack van den Eerenbeemt | ARU 11
3.    Tom Reuveny | ISR 60
4.    Camille Bouyer | FRA 2
5.    Sil Hoekstra | NED 25

 

Youth Women top 5:
1.     Noy Drihan | ISR 20
2.     Maya Morris | ISR 7
3.     Katy Spychakov | ISR 32
4.     Emma Wilson | GBR 7
5.     Mariam Sekhposyan | RUS 13

 

A successful first competition day at the 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship in Limassol, Cyprus
Tomorrow should be another great racing day as the forecast predicts a bit stronger winds then today.

Text: worldofwindsurf
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Day 1 at the 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship

Day 1 at the 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship

 

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