The RS:X Windsurfng Championship of Spain, aka the Andalusian
Olympic week", wrapped up in Cadiz where 39 racers vyed for the
first European RS:X title of the year.
The racers met with varying conditions during the 4 days of competition
which started with 2 no wind days. Thankfully the final 2 days provided
enough breeze for 10 races to be held.
The victory went to Israeli Shahar Zubari along with the European Champion title. Second place was the Ukrainian sailor Max Oberemko and rounding out the top 3 was Frenchman Benjamin Tillier. "This podium is a nice reward for my return to northern hemisphere after my 2 months in the southern hemisphere between the rock and New Zealand," said Benjamin!
The ladies side of the action saw home town hero Blanca Manchon having a tough regatta finishing off the podium in 4th place. Italian Alessandra Sensini had a sensational regatta and this was a class field with the likes of Manchon and France's Charline Picone in the line up. Sensini sailed away with the title by a wide margin with her 19pt total some 11pts better than second place Ukranian Olga Masilvest. Picon took 3rd.
For the youth division it was pure domination by Spain's Mateo Sanz Lanz who placed first or second in every race held.
The next race will be the France Cup in La Rochelle from the18th of March to the 20th.