Dun Laoghaire's Adam Hyland finished strongly at the Optimist German National Championships yesterday finishing a 19 (his discard) (a bad start followed by a wrong decision on the first beat), 2 and 4. The results put him in strong position half way through the regatta with 6 races scheduled. He is counting a 12th place finish which he managed to salvage when the toe straps in his chartered Winner Optimist broke while leading the last beat throwing him into the Baltic for a short swim and a scrabble back into his boat to finish.
The forcast for today is very light and forecast to stay like this till tomorrow.
Next best is Sophie Brown winner of the Irish Trials and Ireland's sole Worlds team member sailing with the Danish team sail number is 65th, followed by Sean Waddilove in 75th.
There are 10 worlds teams competing at this regatta NED, GER, POL, BEL, POR, DEN, FIN, FRA, NOR, SWE and World team members from JPN, SWI etc. These teams are the best Oppie sailors in Europe and their selection for the Worlds team exclude them from the Europeans. Therefore the quality of the fleet is much higher than the recent Europeans where only the second team compete.