Riva del Garda - Garda Trentino, A slow ending for the â€œExpert Olympic
Garda 2004â€�, Italian event of the racing circuit reserved to the Olympic
classes organised by the Italian Sailing Federation in collaboration with
the Fraglia Vela Riva and the Fraglia Vela Malcesine.
Saturday morning the competitors were greeted by a grey mist over lake
Garda and no breeze. Most classes left the dock on schedule between 8am
and 9am, but the northerly breeze â€œPelerâ€� didnâ€™t kick in as usual.
With a very light wind, only the Star and Yngling fleets were able to
complete two races.
The Race Committee had no choice but wait on the water until racing for
the remaining classes was finally called off at around 12.30pm, when all
the competitors headed back to shore.
Top three places by class:
Womenâ€™s Mistral (total 10 races)
Alessandra Sensini, ITA, 11 points
Romy Kinzl, GER, 24
Olga Maslivets, UKR, 28
Menâ€™s Mistral (total 10 races)
Samuel Launay FRA, 27 points
Toni Wilhelm GER, 40
Max Oberemko UKR, 42