The Finn European titles were decided today in the Gulf of Follonica after a week of tough, tricky racing in unusually light and shifty winds. Overall leader Ioannis Mitakis (GRE) took the senior title in style after leading the medal race from start to finish. Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) took silver with Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) taking bronze. In the juniors Michal Jodlowski (POL) who has led all week, took the title from Dimitar Vangelov (BUL) and Andrey Yanitsky (RUS)
Ioannis Mitakis, winner of the 2012 Finn European Championship - photo Marina Prinzivalli
The final day of the opening series at the 2012 Finn European Championship in Scarlino again produced just one tricky race, but has set up a thrilling finale for both the Senior and the Junior Championship. Alican Kaynar (TUR) won the race, but missed out on the medal race by two points. Third placed finisher, and double Finn Junior European Champion, Ioannis Mitakis, takes the overall lead from double European Champion Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) and Vasilij Zbogar (SLO).
Three days into the 2012 Finn European Championship with just three races completed is not what it said in the brochure. Another light day with a fitful wind produced just one race on Wednesday in Scarlino, Italy. But it was a home win for 2008 Olympian Giorgio Poggi (ITA) from Alexey Selivanov (RUS) and Gasper Vincec (SLO). Rafael Trujillo (ESP) continues to hold the overall lead by four points despite placing 13th in the race.
Another mixed up day at the 2012 Finn Europeans in Scarlino, Italy brought wins for Slovenia and Croatia, but Italy ended the day in pole position.
A second race win for Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) and a first win for Ivan Klajkovic Gaspic (CRO) significantly improved their championship chances, but it is Filippo Baldassari (ITA) who holds a narrow overnight lead into Friday's final opening series races.
Zbogar is in second, while Giorgio Poggi (ITA) is in third.
TO ALL COMPETITORS:
FOR THE EUROFINN DINNER PARTY (FRIDAY 23rd at 20.00)WE ASK YOU TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCEat THE RACE OFFICE BY THURSDAY 22nd.
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