The 49er & 49er FX Junior Europeans took place on Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic earlier this month and our young 29er sailors who have ventured into the Olympic classes shone at the event.
Mathias Berthet from NOR gained a podium 3rd with Richard Schultheis & Max Korner MLT securing a 5th place. Completing the top 10 line up was Ville Korhonen & Edvard Bremer from FIN in 6th with Ushkov Mikhail & Araslanov Dmitrii RUS in 10th. From then on, the scoring was littered with names we know.
The FX fleet was even more impressive with the 29er girls taking all of the podium in the form of Pia Andersen Dahl & Nora Edland NOR in 1st, Moss Alice & Maren Edland SWE in 2nd and Alicia Fras & Goulon Corentin FRA in 3rd. Our Under 17 Girls from 2019, Katharina Schwachhofer & Elena Stoltze, GER were in 6th and again from then on it was the whose who of 29er girls sailing filling up the regatta results.
It is wonderful to see these sailors transition and continue on their Skiff journey with determination to secure future Olympic spots for their countries. The 29er class is playing an important part in preparing these sailors to progress upwards by providing first class racing at our major events and on the Eurocup circuit.
The future for these young Skiff sailors is very bright indeed!!