07/10/2018, Youth Olympic Games YOG T293 Plus: light winds, windsurfers in Italy and Greece took an early lead on the first day of the regatta organized by the Club Nautico San Isidro, in Buenos Aires, in Argentina.
Fleets T293 Girl's and Boy's are matches starting one day before other classes Kiteboarding and Mixed Nacra 15.
The first light winds throughout the area of race delayed opening races of the competition with just two out of three races ended with Day1.
For the fleet of the girls the opening round began at 14:38 instead of at 12:00 as scheduled.
The bronze medal Giorgia Special (ITA) He took the lead early with two wins out of two: “and’ a difficult condition because it is very slippery and you have to think a lot”, he said.
“I raced two good races, but they are only the first two, We have 11 more.”
The French and Russian riders have exchanged places in both races, with Yana Reznikova (RUS) He finished second in the first test and Manon Pianazza (BETWEEN) second in second test.
“And’ been so difficult because there was a lot of wind, It is difficult to navigate and we have to pump” commented on Pianazza.
“I made a great start and I'll try to keep this pace for the rest of the week.”
In male fleet Alexandros Kalpogiannakis (GRE) dominated, winning both his races.
The 16-year-old has had a successful year of competition and aims to continue its good form in Buenos Aires.
“It was a good day for me with two first, but we have five days of racing ahead of us, so I have to keep my hard work to get a good result”, he said.
“The conditions were very difficult. It was hard because you had to pump through.”
“The 2018 It was a good year for me, I have taken the place of qualification for the games, and I finished second at the World Championships two months ago, so I would like to continue so”.
A fourth and a second for Haoze Chen (CHN) puts it second, level on points, with the Italian Nicolò reindeer finished third in both races.
Alexander Lim (SGP) finished second in the Race 1, but a seventh in race 2 lets currently outside the top three.
Racing will continue at 12:00 locals on Monday 8 October.
source: buenosaires2018. sailing
photo: © Matias Capizzano / The World Sailing
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