RS:X YW DAY 4

Day 4 at The 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship

Unanticipated conditions as the races continue with the final series races on day 4 after yesterdays lay day.
The competitors got to relax, attended a sailing competition rules clinic and entered the fourth day of the championship, well organized and fully recharged. facing the surprising sailing conditions as the wind kept building up throughout the morning with winds from 17 up to 30knots in some of the gusts. Flying boards, crashes, broken sails, broken masts, smashed boards, a few injuries and several protest define another intense racing day in front of the Limassol Nautical club.
The surprising conditions even gave the water crew a hard time as the course had to be reset after the first round of racing as the wind shifted to a bit more side on shore.

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Men Fleet:
No changes for the strong top sailors, except that yesterdays 2nd finalist Yoav Omer slips to first position after a strong and steady performance in today’s though conditions.
Men Gold Fleet Top 5 after 3 series final races:
1. Yoav Omer ISR 24
2. Mack van den Eerenbeemt ARU 11
3. Camille Bouyer FRA 2
4. Tom Reuveny ISR 60
5. Luuc van op Zeealand NED 55
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Some words from Riccardo Renna from Italy who came from the Techno293 class and the Slalom discipline. He is here in Cyprus on his first RS:X championship event experience.
“I am usually a slalom competitor and this is my first experience with the RS:X and its going pretty Ok, I am happy with my performance. The wind was very strong and this is all new for me… but I prefer slalom equipment as you can go super fast in these conditions. The level of the kids here is very high and some of the them  are really good, especially in the strong conditions. I definitely want to continue in this RS:X discipline and I plan to get into some more training when I return to Italy”.
Women Fleet:
Also no Major changes as the top sailors continue with their persistent performances.

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We caught up with Emma Wilson from Weymouth Great Britain who practice freestyle windsurfing in her spare time.

“Its my first time here in Cyprus and its pretty cool, nice hot weather and windy everyday
The races are going well, I try to stay consistent and I am happy about it.
I do prefer a bit lighter conditions and hope we get to sail in lighter conditions in the next days.
This season been a busy one, I attended some of the RS:X senior world cup events and the RS:X Europeans. The next event for me will be the Auckland 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship.
Shout out to my Fans: Hey its all sunny here and nice and warm (smiles)

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Peru’s Maria Belen Bazo with a come-back in today’s though conditions.

“ The races went good, so all is good.
The conditions today were crazy, I think we were all expecting lighter winds then the previous days, but at the end it was the strongest day, especially the last race, it was sooo strong and waves were big and coming from every direction. It was really fun for me, and no problem if it stays like this until the end. Tomorrow is a key day for me, its the last day of three races, so I want to do really good and get into the Medal Races with a nice score. It is my opportunity now, to shorten the point difference with the top girls as much as I can and fight for a Medal on Saturday.

 Women Fleet Top 5 after 9 races:
1. Noy Drihan ISR 20
2. Katy Spychakov ISR 32
3. Emma Wilson GBR 7
4. Maria Belen Bazo PER 7
5. Mariam Sekhposyan RUS 13
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Though conditions, yet another great racing day packed with action on the water for the young RS:X windsurfers. The next day is indefinite as it is clear now that, during this time period in Cyprus, sailing conditions can be unpredictable.

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RS:X YW DAY 2

Day 2 at the 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship

RS:X Youth World Championship || 2016-11-22, Limassol, Cyprus || © Copyright 2016 || Robert Hajduk - ShutterSail.com || All Rights Reserved ||

A strong breeze welcomed the competitors on another beautiful day in Limassol, Cyprus.
The second competition day was filled with excitement and tension as the conditions were not so much different then the previous, a slightly shifted wind direction with stronger wind gusts up to 22knots on the outside, caused for another great day with 3 races completed for both, men and the women fleets.
The Aruban Mack van den Eerenbeemt remains consistent and in top form with 3 bullets today. In the other fleet of the men it was the Israeli Yoav Omer who played his cards well with 1st, 2nd and a 1st in the last race. In 3rd position we have another strong Israeli competitor; Tom Reuveny with a 2nd. 3Rd and 4th position followed by the French kid Camille Bouyer with a 3rd , 5th and a 2nd position. Summing up the top 5 includes the Dutch; Luuc-Adrianus van Opzeeland with a 3rd and 2 times a 2nd in the two last races sailed today.

A few Words from Mack van den Eerenbeemt:
Getting into RS:X
“I started windsurfing when I was 8 years old and in 2013 I got the opportunity to qualify myself for the Youth Olympic Games in China, so I tried the Bic Techno 293 and qualified for the 2014 Youth Olympics and well after Techno 293 I stepped over to the RS:X”.
Preparation:
“Its a pretty long story; actually I recently moved to Holland and got accepted into the Dutch team and I have spend some time training with them for about 3 Month. In the end I can say that I was well prepared for this Championships”.
This season:
“I attended the Europeans and some other small events, It was not a busy season for me as I was moving from Aruba to Holland and  I have been occupied with  my lats school year, but  now it seems to get a bit busier”.
About Cyprus:
“So far I really like the place and the conditions and the wind has been perfect so far. The Conditions are perfect, nice and choppy”.
Strong Opponents :
“The defending Champon  Yoav Omer from Israel who is performing well, in fact the whole team from Israel is strong including the Dutch team”.
Frame of Mind:
“I feel happy, relaxed and fit as I trained a lot so after the lay day I will put the focus on having some  more good races”.

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A Shout out to my Fans:
Masha masha Danki pa e support i mi ta hasi mi best ( Thank you very much for the support and I will continue to do my best )


In the women fleet the Israel team remains on top with 3 competitors in the top 5 position.
Emma Wilson from Great Britain keeps it interesting with a overall 3rd after 6 races, with a 3rd, 6th and 2n place today. Noy Drihan continues leading the fleet with 3 bullets today and in second place her training partner Katy Spychakov with a 2 times 2nd and a 3rd position in today’s races.


A few Words from Noy Drihan:
Preparation:
“I did a lot of training back home in Eilat, Israel and our team came to Cyprus early, about 2 weeks ago for our training camp”.
Strong Opponents:
“Well my own team is very strong, then there is Emma Wilson from Great Britain and the girl from Peru; Maria Belen Bazo”.
Frame of Mind:
“Its fun and exciting to be in the lead”.
Looking forward:
I do feel pressure but I try to put it aside and to continue to give my best”.
About Cyprus:
“Its my second time here in Cyprus and I love this place, except for the chops they are quite big”.
Next up:
“Auckland 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship to represent my country”

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Shout Out to my Fans:
Peace, Love and Happiness

Youth Men top 5 after 6 races:
1. Mack van den Eerenbeemt | ARU 11
2. Yoav Omer | ISR 24
3. Tom Reuveny | ISR 60
4. Camille Bouyer | FRA 2
5. Luuc-Adrianus van Opzeeland | NED 55

Youth Women top 5 after 6 races:
1. Noy Drihan | ISR 20
2. Katy Spychakov | ISR 32
3. Emma Wilson | GBR 7
4. Maya Morris | ISR 7
5. Mariam Sekhposyan | RUS 13

Another 3 races completed on the second competition day here at the 2016 RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championship in Limassol, Cyprus. Tomorrow is a Lay Day, however the exciting races will continue on the 24th of November.

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