The fifth day of racing started very similar to the first ones at the 2021 EurILCA Radial Youth European Championships & Open European Trophy in, Croatia, for Sebastian Kempe and the other competitors, when there was finally no wind at all. But this time the end was different!
The day started with the racing areas moved outside of Kaštela’s Bay, in the south channel of Ciovo Island.
The Race committee waited half an hour until a westerly breeze became steady in direction, with around 9 kt of strength. These nice weather conditions allowed all fourth races to be sailed.
Kempe would come off the water up nine spots in 21st overall in the Boy's Fleet, he is also 4th in the Under 17 Division.
Kempe crossed the line 8th in the first race of the day, which was the fourth of the Series he would then finish 9th in the second race, before closing out with a 13th place finish in the third race to end the day with 52 Net Points.
But that was not all. During the fifth race, the wind increased over 15 kt, followed by long and high waves, which made the races difficult, especially on the start line. Some groups needed to repeat the starting procedure 2 to 3 times, adding some stress among sailors.
And the wind continued to rise for the sixth race reaching 20 knots! It was lovely to see the sailor’s excellent performance on water in quite demanding conditions.
After this great sailing experience sailors are ready now to face the last day of competition tomorrow, in which the Final races will proclaim our 2021 Radial Youth European champions!