It looks like we could see some early medal winners at the ongoing 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships. Israel is in great form and is steering far away from the pack. Israel’s Yoav Omer is having a whale of a time at the Youth Sailing Worlds and nothing seems to disrupt these two.
While it was the southerly winds that were seen blowing for the first two days of the event, now it is the light north winds that were seen blowing on the third day of the race in the Hauraki Gulf. The change in the wind direction has not made any changes to the fortune of the Israeli boy.
Yoav Omer has been very consistent with his windsurfing for the past two days of the race and he has extended his lead in the boy’s competition, as we head into the final day in Trogir. He said that it was very important to stay stable in the results and that is what he wishes to do in the future as well. He is fully aware that being consistent at the big stage is very important and he is looking to achieve that.
The third day of the event was not as lucky for him as he had results of 4-3-1. This is his worst run in the Youth Worlds for this year. Omar said that the light winds and the change in the wind direction were why he has dropped a few places, but says that he has improved a lot.
Omar has a lead of 19 points after three races. With just four more races to go, it looks like the gold will go to his Israeli windsurfer. Omar says that there is every chance for the conditions to change and just a bad race can play spoilsport. He is not taking anything for granted and is looking to stay focused for the remainder of the races.