New fans at the Optimist World Cup

Optimist World Champion Jia Yi Loh (Singapore), the runner-up, Nils Sternbeck (GER), Edward Tan (SIN) in third place. The 2013 Optimist World Championship at Lake Garda drew to a close with sensational results.

The new Optimist World Champion Jia Yi Loh (SIN) confidently secured the title for himself with just 13 points in a total of 10 races. The runner-up, Nils Sternbeck (GER), eked out second place with 40 points. Nils displayed a very good performance in the first days, constantly sitting in second place on the results table. However, on the last day, he caused the German team to tremble. On the morning before the begin of the last race, 17 points separated him from his third placed counterpart, Edward Tan (SIN). Throughout the day, this gap shrank to one point. In the end, Edward Tan reached the winner's podium in third place.

The Singapore and German teams and their coaches Fernando Alegre (SIN) and Geeske Genrich (GER) met for a friendly photo shoot with Tactical Sailing.

Along with the numerous fans from Europe, we now have new friends and contacts in Asia with Coach Fernando and his team.

The Top 10 of the world's best Optimist Sailors come from Singapore, Germany, Greece, Chile, the Netherlands and China. Fighting on two fronts against Germany and Greece, Singapore dominated the top five places. Betha Han (SIN/Female) secured fourth place ahead of Telis Anthanasopoulos (GRE). Singapore triumphed in the second half of the list in places 6-10 as well, equal on points with Germany and ahead of Greece, Chile, the Netherlands and China. There, Kun Yu Koh (SIN) came in sixth ahead of Lukas Hesse (GER), Excequiel Grez (CHI), Olin Houtman (NED) and Wang Jie (CHN). See the complete list of results at Club Fraglia Del Riva.

The daily "Coach Meetings” were interesting opportunities to converse with the coaches and inform them about the Tactical Sailing Coach's Toolbox. Over 50 coaches from all over the world are now working in their homelands with the Coach's Toolbox.

The preparation for "Team Race" received special attention from Chris Atkins. He explained the meaning of the "special number 18," in order to achieve the strategy and tactics needed to win the team race. The Coach's Toolbox offers three Team Race scenarios to practice for beginner, intermediate and professional sailors. For further information, click here.