|After a great start to the day, Cornish had rounded near the back of the fleet and had a lot of work to do, especially with Lobert right at the front for the first time this week. For a while Lobert looked to heading for the medal race, but then Cornish starting moving through the fleet to finally cross in 11th, while Lobert dropped to third. Cornish just got the points he needed to beat Lobert by one point overall and sit in tenth overall, to take the final place in the medal race, while Lobert ended his regatta in 11th overall.|
In terms of numbers on the scorecard, current European Champion, Lobert, looked like he had had a poor week. He explained, “I am not really focused on the result here as I am trying a new make of sails. I think it’s the best way to get to know the sail while using it in regatta. So far I am still in the learning process and the speed is not really good, fornow but day after day I will figure out.”
“I just love my old sails but I think it was the good timing to try something new. I think putting yourself in trouble is a good way to learn new things and get better later on in the season. It’s a big change and most of the time I have had my head a bit too much in the boat and with these sailing conditions it’s not easy.”
Salminen ended the day in eighth overall, but too far adrift to get a medal. He spent some considerable time in Australia over the European winter, training and taking part in regattas in the ever expanding and enthusiastic fleet there.
“I got to try some different materials in Australia, but time will tell if I can convert that to some extra speed.”
On the coming season, leading up to the first Toyko 2020 qualification regatta, he said,“It is a congested season with many regattas, so I think it is very important to pace yourself and find the best lead up to Aarhus.”