Welcome Back to Israel, where the world’s top Windsurfers are fiercely fighting for the world championship crown. Today was the penultimate day of one of the most exciting olympic classes.
The stakes were high today, as with only 3 races left until the medal race, everyone had to fight their hardest in order to finish the day within the top ten on the leaderboard.
In the RSX Women’s class, the podium places remained the same as the day before, with Malgorzata Bialecka leading the fleet. Persevering amongst today’s conditions, Sonia Lo, managed to get the last ticket into the women’s medal race. Stefania Elfutina scored her first bullet today, securing herself the title in the under 21 division and a chance at a medal in the overall championships with a qualification into the medal race. Lilian de Geus currently sits in second place overall with Zofia Noceti-Klepacka in third.
In the men’s it was same story, different fleet, with Swiss Mateo Sanz Lanz making no mistakes and securing his entry into the medal race after scoring his first bullet in his most critical race of the championship.
After an excellent day on water, Piotr Myszka from Poland secured the World title early on the penultimate day, leaving Kiran Badloe in second place with a difference of 24 points. In 3rd sits London’s gold medalist Dorian Van Rijsselberge, after recovering some lost ground.
After an intense of racing day in Eilat, the competitors had a few short hours to recharge their batteries. On Saturday, the world’s top 10 windsurfers for 2016 will fight hard for that exclusive World Championship title.
You can find the results here: https://rsxclass.com/worlds2016/?page_id=188
Event website: https://rsxclass.com/worlds2016/
Text: Icarus Sailing Media
Photo: RS:X Class