sosw day1

The first sailing day of the 11th edition of Split Olympic Sailing Week is behind us. The sea appeared 47 sailors in three Olympic sailing discipline: Finn, Laser Standard and Laser Radial. Start of the first race was held as estimated at 13:00, in the race area in front of Split's Zenta. By moderate southwest with 10 knots at the start of the race until the 4 knots at the end is determined by only one race each class, provided that Laser Standard and Radial races were shortened during the race. Finn sailors first sailed out of which the best was Pole Piotr Kula. In Laser Standard, the first through the finish line passed a member of SC Mornar Tonci Stipanovic, while in Laser Radial was the fastest member of YC Labud and current owner of the sixth place in the ISAF world rankings of the best sailor Tina Mihelic.
Here is what Tina commented after today's races:

Today at the sea blew quite unstable southwest wind with waves what makes me a lot harder for better prediction of good field side and strategy of sailing. But Lasers who started before us helped me to spot more favorable right side of race field. As we start was favored at Pin, I decided to start first at Pin and I immediately switched to the right side, and so managed to win position as the leader. I think that I sailed great and without problem but I must admit that competition is not harmless, and mostly I think of my team mates.
For tomorrow is going out to the sea provided at 12 and with 3 races.