Day 2 At The 2016 RS:X Worlds In Eilat, Israel

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Welcome to day 2 of the 2016 RS:X WORLD WINDSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS and Eilat ­RS:X Under 21 Windsurfing Championships. The sailors have been preparing and training hard for this critical event – an early indication of performance before the 2016 Olympics. Fitness training is a crucial part of this intensely physical sport, helping athletes to gain an advantage over their opponents.

RSX racing demands that sailors are extremely fit and flexible. Athletes racing at this level have to maintain a champion physique for a winning performance, whatever the conditions.

The 2nd day of racing saw the fleet grow ever more familiar with Eilat’s Sea state and wind conditions whilst the favourites of the regatta continued to establish themselves. Blasting off the starting line, competitors who could maintain the pressure in their sail and take every tactical advantage were able to consolidate their place on the leader board.

After 4 races, London’s silver medalist Nick Dempsey and Poland’s Pawel Tarnowski were the ones to watch – putting the pressure on those chasing the pack.
Both managed to get to the top of the leaderboard, with an equal score, a tense position to be in at the close of play.

Malgorzata Bialecka is dominating in women’s fleet after scoring 3 bullets in 4 races confirming Poland’s notorious reputation in the class. There are only a few points separating the women from 2nd to 10th position so anything can happen in the fight for the title.

There’s no racing scheduled for tomorrow, giving the sailors a chance to relax in Beautiful Eilat and get ready for final series races on Thursday.

You can find the results here: http://www.rsxclass.com/worlds2016/?page_id=188

Event website: http://www.rsxclass.com/worlds2016/

Videos: http://www.rsxclass.com/media/videos/?album=4283

Photos: http://www.rsxclass.com/media/pictures/?album=4272

Text: Icarus Sailing Media
Photo: RS:X Class

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