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Ballyholme's Liam Glynn Leads Laser Radial Youth European Championship in Tallinn (VIDEO)

13th August 2016
The Laser Radial Youth European Championship conclude inTallinn tomorrow. Scroll down for video. The Laser Radial Youth European Championship conclude inTallinn tomorrow. Scroll down for video. Photo: Alberto Sanchez

Ballyholme Yacht Club's Liam Glynn leads the Laser Radial Youth European Championship 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia this morning. The former Topper World Champion has a five point margin from Germany's Nico Steenbuck on 23 points. The event concludes tomorrow with four races left to sail but already this morning organisers have made the decision to postpone the start ashore for three hours. 

In the girls division after six races sailed, Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins is third and just just one point off the leader, Italian Carolina Albano.

Full results are here

Organisers report from Tallin:

We have managed to wrap up the fourth day of 2016 Laser Radial Youth European Championships in Kalev Yacht Club. Every day the competition gets tougher. Emotions were so heated in the boys’ gold fleet that after several false starts black flag had to be used and as many as eleven sailors got a starting penalty in the first race. However, by the end of the day we have a new leader for boys – Liam Glynn from Ireland. Carolina Albano from Italy still leads the girls but has an equal number of points with Hannah Anderssohn from Germany.

Also today we could not do without delays. The gold fleet start was delayed by general false starts. The third attempt with a black flag worked but the race had to be cancelled anyway due to wind changes. A long wait followed – for the wind to settle so that the course could be adjusted. The new start was given at 13:00. The first attempt failed due to a false start again but from then on all fleets concluded their two races.

Boys’ races brought along many changes in the overall results. Liam Glynn (4-9 today) is now leading with 18 points. Nico Steenbuck, who is three points behind him, is the most impressive riser with his second and third places today. Daniil Krutskikh, who had been leading the competition until now, nailed it in the first race but finished 22nd in the second race. Now he is third with three points behind Nico. Daniel Whiteley lost his position due to the black flag punishment (70-1), although he won the second race. At the moment he is fourth, losing to Daniil by one point. Paolo Giargia from Italy (15-8) is fifth and Milo Gill-Taylor from England (18-4) is sixth. Estonian guy in the gold fleet, Tavo Annus, was 39th and 54th today and is holding on to the 48th position.

In the boys’ U-17 group Daniil Krutskikh is still in the lead, Milo Gill-Taylor is second and Orestis Germano from Cypros is third (22 overall).

The girls’ leader is still Carolina Albano from Italy (2-3 today) but she has an equal number of points with Hannah Anderssohn from Germany (3-1). Aoife Hopkins from Ireland is third (1-2). Louise Cervera from France (4-4) is fourth, losing to Aoife by three points. Maris Seersant from Tallinna Yacht Club was 32nd and 28th today and is now 24th overall.

Aoife Hopkins Howth Yacht ClubAoife Hopkins from Howth Yacht Club is lying third at the  Laser Radial Youth European Championships Photo: Alberto Sanchez

In the U-17 group Laura Schewe from Germany is first (6. overall), Valeriya Lomatchenko from Russia second (9. overall) and Wiktoria Go Biowska third (10. overall).



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