Matilda Talluri (Italy) and Ana Moncada Sanchez (Spain) proved once more to be real all-rounders, who could show a consistent performance also in stronger winds and are continuing to lead the fleet on rank one (47 points) and two (50). Behind them is Mathilda Nicholls (Great Britain/59).
But the first start for the Russion Valeriya Lomatchenko on rank four went completely wrong. After the starting signal the dinghies were rushing across the starting line, and the Russian sailor had no possibility anymore to get away and was stuck at the pin-end boat. But despite the bad start, she was fighting her way back into the fleet.
Laura Schewe (Kiel) had to let two competitors pass at the mark after the second upwind, but finished with a good eighth place.
"I had a great start and could take over the Australian girl on the downwind", reported Lillian Meyer (USA) about the first race. "It was a good day, but very difficult to sail." She is on rank 7 right behind Laura Schewe in the overall ranking.
"I thought I would like strong winds better, but then I took the waves badly, a gust got me, I had the wrong timing and did capsize", was Alex Schonrock's (Great Britain/place 12) summary. Now she is hoping to be able to keep the lead in the U-17 ranking. She cannot afford a bad results anymore due to an already high discard (penalty for pumping or swinging). Before the final race day, the British sailor is leading in the U-17 ranking with 119 points, behind her are Eline Verstraelen from Belgium (125 points) and the Giorgia Cingolani from Italy (136). In the whole fleet, they are on the ranks 12, 14, and 16.