Second consecutive European title for Bambi!

Ivan Kljaković Gaspić (CRO) is the 2010 European finn class champion

Not many athletes get the chance to win an important title at home. For Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO) that dream came true last Sunday for he became 2010 Finn European Champion! In addition to this Bambi successfully defended his 2009 Finn European title.

Here what he said after the win:

"Winning the event at home is I think impressive because it's one thing to win a race somewhere else as there is always some pressure, but it's just on you. But back home you have thousands of people looking at you and everyone's interested in this. All my friends are calling, sending texts and emails. Everyone means well but you feel big pressure and it's not so easy. But I managed to stay cool with good consistent sailing and not to many stupid mistakes and in the end I did really well and am so proud I won another Europeans back home because this was really big pressure event for me.”

The only other sandiLiner in the finals was Jonathan Lobert who mistakenly assumed that Oscar flag for free pumping was up & he got the second yellow flag so had to retire but still managed to finish 8th.

The two Slovenian sandiEquipe members finished 16th (Vasilij Žbogar) & 35th (Gašper Vinčec) while our other two sandiLiners Deniss Karpak (EST) & our new entry Giorgio Poggi (ITA) finished 25th & 18th.

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