The Youth Slalom World Championships continues with another beautiful day of wind and sun. Wednesday is the final day with the conclusion of the final decisive heats.
For the third day of racing of the Junior and Youth (under 17 and under 21) Slalom World Championships, Garda Trentino was once again generous and provided a beautiful sunny and windy day. The minimum wind conditions required for regular racing must never drop below 11 knots and Lake Garda is one of the few places in the world capable of providing a certain degree of security for the holding of several slalom eliminations. And so it was: after three days of racing the girls in the Junior category have already completed 9 finals, with turkish Ercan taking the lead over Sardinia’s Maddalena Spanu; in third place is the French De Boysson.
On Wednesday, the program foresees for the junior category the conclusion of the eliminations started in the middle of the afternoon and then the new heats of the Youth under 21s. Certainly, in some categories the medals will be decided at the last moment, hoping for another day full of wind like the previous ones. The choice of the Race Committee for this penultimate day of the World Championship was to wait until at 1 pm before sending the racers into the water, like this the wind could gradually increase over the entire racecourse, without risking the cancellation of batteries due to wind drops and wind wholes. In the end, this decision has paid off, because one race followed the other with speed and regularity, in the classic conditions of Lake Garda – with a stable wind between 12 and 14-15 knots from the south.