Sandiline hikers dominated at Sailing World Cup Regatta in Spain
On Saturday the second World Cup regatta concluded with medal races. There were two highlights to mention from the 44th Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta. First was a new scoring system that has radically changed the overall results, as consistency didn't pay off as much as it did in the past. Almost all top sailors critique the system and it is probably just the matter of time, until it will be changed again.
The second highlight to mention is the stunning view to the finn fleet, where big majority of top sailors wear our products, especially our hikers. Compared to scoring system, this is not going to change in the future …
Our ambassadors also sailed really well, given the fact that this was their first race of the season. Most notable results were achieved in Finn class, where Vasilij Žbogar (SLO) won a bronze medal and Jonathan Lobert (FRA) finished on 4th place. Mathilde De Kerangat (FRA) finished 7th in Laser Radial. Charlie Buckingham (USA) missed the medal race by 2 places (12th place) and Eliot Merceron (FRA) finished 7th among youth standard sailors (45th overall). In 470 class Vianney Guilbaud and Vincent Guillarm (FRA) finished on, sometimes referred as unlucky, 13th place.
Here is what Vasilij said: “I am quite happy with the regatta ending. It is nice to begin racing with such a result after 3 months of training. There is still some work to do, in order to pass top two sailors, especially in strong winds. I am satisfied that I‘ve came closer to them in strong wind, which was my weakness, yet there is still a lot of hard work in front of me, to overcome them. We will work in the same way as we did now, because I think we are doing it in the right way.”

Take a look at the photo gallery from Palma.

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