Sailing: Europa Cup series-Julie and Govinden compete at second regatta series


28-March-2012

The second Europa Cup competition in the 2012 series was organised by the Circolo Vela Torbole and coordinated by the International Laser Class Association (European region).

Both Julie and Govinden, who raced in the gold fleet at the competition, are based in Hyères, France where they are attending a training camp in preparation for the World Laser Standard Seniors Championship. The regatta which will take place from May 4-10 at the German shore side of the East Sea at Boltenhagen will serve as qualifiers for the London Olympics.
In Torbole, Julie managed 41st place overall, while Govinden was 46th out of 55 sailors.

Julie accumulated 96 points after discarding his worst result which was 37th place in the last race. He managed to finish 17th, 24th, 16th, 14th and 25th in his first five races.

As for Govinden, he garnered 106 points after discarding his third race result which was 35th position.
His other finishes were 26th (race1), 13th (race 2), 21st (race four), 24th (race five) and 22nd (race six).

While in France, Julie and Govinden have also taken part in the Mediterranean Championships held off Hyères, and the first regatta series in Koper, Slovenia.

R. D.

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