Trujillo takes the lead
The wind shifts mark the debut of the Finn fleet in this new edition of the Sofia Mapfre
After “a difficult day” and with the help of the wind, Spanish sailor Rafa Trujillo takes the lead of the Finn class overall standings with a second and third place in the two races sailed today. “There are top level sailors with very equal level” said Trujillo after beating his rivals. The Spanish sailor was happy with his regular performance and said his goal was to finish among the top 8 competitors. Regarding the wind conditions of the regatta, Trujillo is categorical: “we have to sail”.
For Peer Moberg, who follows Trujillo closely in the overall results, it has been “a difficult day” marked by the wind shifts. In any case, the Norwegian competitor assures that winning is not important for him. “My goal is to finish among the top ten; I will be happy with that”, he said when he knew he was second overall. Moberg also agreed that “all the top Finn sailors are here” and that makes it more difficult to finish on the top of the standings.
Third place was for Croatian Ivan Kljakovic who has shown he’s in good shape after being sick. “I didn’t feel well over the past ten days and I haven’t been able to train” said Kljakovic at the same time he pointed out he was tired. Now he will take things “step by step” to regain strength and be in shape. For the moment and with modesty, Ivan says “he wants to sail and do it as best as possible”.