September 8, 2019 - The 52nd Balkan Sailing Championship continues. After a rainy morning with no wind, the weather changed over the day in favor of sailors and organizers. The second day of the competition brought a lot of excitement. Three regattas in all classes were sailed.
After the fifth regatta since the start of the competition
, in the Optimist class with 105 competitors divided into two starting groups, the first place in the general standings is currently held by Dimitros Bitros from Greece. The second is Joseph Tafra from Croatia, and the third is Alexandros Joanidis from Greece. Since Tafra participates in the open part of the competition, Dimitris Surtatis, also from Greece, currently holds the third place in the Balkans competitor placement.
Among competitors from the region, Stefan Yuill from Serbia is seventh, Roko Cepic Zokic from Croatia is 11th, Pavle Music from Montenegro is 21st, and Andrej Bozoki from Serbia is 28th.
Elizabeth Ana Winter of Greece holds the leading position in the girls' competition of the Optimist Class. The second is Evangelia Karageorg from Greece, and the third is Kerkezu Jakovina, also from Greece. Of the sailors from the region, Croatia's Nina Marusic was ranked 50th, Nadja Vujosevic from Serbia 59th, while Romina Rackovic from Montenegro was 75th.
Kustal Güneş Karkmaz from Turkey is the first in the Optimist class of sailors up to 12 years old. The second is Ali Ozdemir, also from Turkey, and the third is Theodoropoulos George from Greece.
Montenegro's Viktor Lesjak is currently ranked 13th, his teammate Petar Klakor is 20th.
Nikola Golubovic from Montenegro maintained his leadership position in the Laser 4.7 class after the second day of the competition. In second place is Jorogos Papadakos from Greece and in third place is his compatriot Jasanos Kefalonitis.
In the women's competition, the first is Ana Jovanovic from Serbia; the second is Sofia Rapti from Greece, the third is Kristina Color from Serbia. Montenegro's Anja Lucic is seventh, Serbia's Petra Buljovcic is eighth.
In the Laser Radial class Ebru Bolat from Romania takes first place, Nikolas Gionis from Greece takes second place, and Maximilian Roska from Romania takes third place. Montenegro's Danilo Joncic is sixth, his national teammate Stefan Andjelic is eighth, while Serbia's Ksenija Joksmovic is ninth.
Among the girls, in the general placement, the leading position holds Ebru Bolat from Romania. The second is Mariela Nikolova from Bulgaria, the third is Amalia Prevelengiu from Greece, and the fourth is Ksenija Joksimovic from Serbia.
In the Olympic class for sailors Laser Standard, Montenegrin Olympian Milivoj Dukic retained first place after the second day. The second is Karim Filah from Canada, the third is Aligizakis Leonidis from Greece, and the fourth is Elijah Markovic from Montenegro. Ilija Markovic is third in the Balkan countries competition. Nikola Banjac from Serbia is sixth, and Bozidar Golubic from Croatia is seventh in the overall standings.
The Balkan Sailing Championship continues on Monday when three regattas are scheduled.
Source: Sport Klub