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Kosinska takes the lead at the Windsurfing RS:X Women’s European Champs

New Zealand board sailor Natalia Kosinska has taken the lead at the RS:X Women’s Open European Championships being raced at Brest, France.
Video: Natalia Kosinska after day four http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6gD2cfQJdU&feature=youtu.be

It was a long day for all with the gold fleets not hitting the water until 7pm when the offshore breeze finally built enough for racing. “I had a good day, it was a long day, and we waited from 11 o’clock in the morning until 7pm.”

“In the end we had 9-11 knots which is quite nice conditions, I liked it, and a little bit less for the second race. In the first race I finished 5th and the second race I won, so I’m really, really happy with that,” says Konsinska after racing.

Kosinska showed great speed in the light conditions showing tactical strength to be the most consistent of the top three placed women for today and she is rewarded with an eight point overall lead. Maya Dziarnowska of Poland is her closest rival in 2nd with Maayan Davidovich of Israel in 3rd place.

At this key regatta Kosinska is working with her international training partners and is being supported by the group’s French coach.

Just one race was possible in the youth divisions the girl’s sailing one race including kiwi Xanthe Bowater who recorded her best result yet with a 10th.

Racing resumes tomorrow for what will be the penultimate day with a more promising weather forecast.

Both regattas run over six days with final results set to be decided on Sunday 7th July.

2013 RS:X European Championships
New Zealand’s standings after day four

1st Natalia Kosinska (Women) (3, 5, 7, 6, 4, 4, 5, 1)
27th Xanthe Bowater (Women Youth)
42nd Alexander Hart (Men Youth)
(Full results from France) http://europeanwindsurfingchampionships2013.rsxclass.com/index.php/resul...

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