The first Optimist European Championship organised in Bulgaria ended on Saturday, August 5th with two races.
Optimist – European Championship 2017 – Bourgas BUL – Final results – Gold for Serbia and Argentina, best USA ranks 19 (boys) and 24 (girls)
The Argentinian Donna Mazzucchella ARG dominated in the Girls right from the beginning and finished as superior winner with a 26 points’ advantage. As best European, India Page-Wood GBR on rank 2 earned the official European Champion’s title. Natascha Rast SUI followed on rank 3 (Europeans’ Silver). Johanna Schmidt AUT with the same number of points on rank 4 grasped Europeans’ Bronze. Emily Alfortish USA, the only NorAm in the Goldfleet, moved up 10 ranks and is 24th in the final rankings.
Stefan Yuill SRB takes the European Champion’s title in the Boys, the first international title for Serbia. Igor Kuczys from Poland and Iakovos-Dimitrios Dedes Ntentopoulos from Greece get Silver and Bronze. The best USA helmsman Ryan Satterberg from USA advanced on rank 19 overall in the final rankings.