Turning Point at the Finn World Masters 2024: A Long Day on the Water

Yesterday, at the Finn World Masters 2024 in Punta Ala, the second day of racing concluded, marking the turning point of the competition. With four races already completed and another four still to come, nearly 300 participants faced a very intense day on the water, returning to the beach only at 7:00 PM. The day started with a pleasant, increasing breeze, ideal for sailing as the boats headed out in the morning. However, the intense heat and many hours at sea made the day particularly exhausting. Despite this, the sailing conditions remained optimal, with a steady wind ranging between 10 and 14 knots that eased towards the end of the day.

Actually, world No. 1 Laurent Hay has taken the lead at the 2024 Finn World Masters. He is on equal points with Martijn van Muyden, with Nanno Schuttrups down to third.

On the South course area, Red and Green groups had the best conditions of the day as well as the shortest day. Defending Masters Champion, Filipe Silva led his group from start to finish and followed that up with a third, after a challenging day on Monday, while Hay picked up a second race win ahead of van Muyden. In the second race, European Masters champion, Peter Peet took the win in red while van Muyden turned the table to win Green ahead of Hay, keeping it very close at the top. Filipe Silva, il campione in carica dei Masters, ha dominato la prima regata del suo gruppo, ottenendo un terzo posto nella seconda. Laurent Hay ha prevalso nella seconda gara davanti a Martijn van Muyden. Peter Peet, campione europeo dei Masters, ha vinto la seconda gara nel gruppo Rosso, mentre van Muyden ha trionfato nella categoria Verde, mantenendo la classifica molto competitiva.

The North course area, with Yellow and Blue groups, proved to be a challenging and long day with the boats boat back on the beach until early evening. An unstable wind, multiple recalls and many black flags delayed start after start, such that in the final race the breeze was starting to die and made for a long race and a long sail home. Roberto Benamati took both wins in the Blue group while in the Yellow group belonged to the Dutch with winsd for Thierry van Vierssen and Bas de Waal.

The day concluded with the much-anticipated happy hour at the beach bar, a well-deserved moment of relaxation and socialization after the rigors of the races, where participants shared their experiences and stories from the regatta.

La giornata si è conclusa con l’atteso happy hour al beach bar, un meritato momento di relax e socializzazione dopo le fatiche delle regate, durante il quale i partecipanti hanno condiviso le loro esperienze e racconti della gara.


Here the results: https://www.manage2sail.com/en-US/event/FinnWC2024#!/results?classId=Finn

Photogallery of day2: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.861434522686005&type=3

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