The title of champion of Europe is decided in the last day

4 August 2017

The fourth day of the 2017 Optimist European championship in Bourgas closes with the top group in the both Boy and Girl gold fleets close enough that it is anyone’s game tomorrow on who will be crowned the Overall European champions or the European Champion.


In the Girls Fleet, Donna Mazzucchelli is one day away from taking the overall title at the 2017 Optimist European Championship. She currently has a total of 19 points and has a 21 point lead ahead of the second overall Comisa Schlueter(GER) . The battle for the 2017 European Champion in the Girls fleet is between Schlueter and India Page-Wood (GBR), as well as Asli Akbeiz (TUR), Johanna Schmidt (AUT) and Kathatina Schachhofer who only have a a spread of 3 points between them.


Anyone of these sailors could be on the 2017 European Podium tomorrow as they are only a few points away from one another after the two races today.


In the Boys Fleet the point spread between the top three places is only 6 points with only 2 points between the first and the second place overall . Stefan Yuill (SRB) is the leader with 17 points, followed by Can Erturk (TUR), the leader heading into the finals, with 19 points, while Igor Kuczys (POL), third, is close behind with 23 points.


Tomorrow, Saturday, August 5, the last day of the European Championship in Bourgas, with two races planned.