|Stipanović European champion!|
For the last two week most European dinghy sailors were in Helsinki at the 2011 Open Europeans. SandiEquipe members & sandiLiners obtained two outstanding & some very good results.
A special mention goes to "our" Croatian equipe sailors Tonči Stipanović, who managed to defend the european title in laser & Ivan Kljaković Gašpić who was stopped from winning his third consecutive finn class European title on the last day, after an outstanding performance by the new European champion Giles Scott (GBR).
After winning his second consecutive title Stipanović said: "I won also last year, but this time it feels a bit different, since I've had a lot of friends here to support me. I sailed well and did my best during the whole competition. We now have a tough race among the Croatian team for the places in the upcoming Olympic Games. The whole national team performed well here, hopefully I will be able to earn my spot in London". We cheer for you Tonči!
Kljakovic Gašpić said, "Giles had a really good week, congratulations to him because he was the perfect sailor, sailing hard and today, I was a just little below his level, but overall it was really good sailing from both of us this week."
SandiEquipe member & two times Olympic medalist in laser class Vasilij Žbogar (SLO) is adjusting very well to the finn class, this time he finished 6th, while sandiLiners Deniss Karpak (EST) & Jonathan Lobert (FRA) took the 11th & 13th position.
Once again congratulations to all!