EPIC RACING EXPECTED AS TOPPERS FINALS COMMENCE
With just three days racing to go before Friday’s final race in the Sovereign Ski Topper World Championship, the event is shaping up to be a battle royale . The Qualifying races are over and the 177 boats have been split into bronze, silver and gold fleets – with the first of eight final races being run this (Wednesday) morning.
Event Chairperson Margaret Kneafsey is expecting close competitive racing from some of the world’s best young sailors.
“Any one of a dozen sailors can win. The two Venables brothers from Sutton YC (UK) are on the UK National squad while Giles Kuzyk won the UK Nationals earlier in the month and so one can expect them to be up near the front”.
The presence of the Korean squad has raised a lot of positive interest. The reason for their presence is because the Korean National Sailing Assoc. has adopted the same Pathway structure as the Irish Sailing Assoc. – with the Topper being an essential step on the ladder to the top.
Seven races are expected to be run before the finale on Friday afternoon but the lights airs forecast for today (Wed) and tomorrow may impact the race numbers. The forecast for Friday is increasing breeze, setting the scene for a trilling days racing before the 2011 Sovereign Ski Topper World Champion emerges