At World Cup Series of Sailing, Nicholas Heiner’s (NED) consistency in the Finn is equal success. The event is taking place in Hyères, France.
From 52 nations 534 racers are racing across the ten Olympic events. So far, the 2.4 Norlin OD, Foiling Formula Kiteboarding and Heiner have been one of the most reliable performers among all.
The breeze is 7-13 knot at the event site, which took some time to get filled in, and the 2017 World Cup Series second regatta has reached to its midpoint. And for the live Medal Races on Saturday and Sunday the battle is on.
The third day of Finn regatta became another consistent day of racing for Heiner. He took the lead in a fleet that has all experienced racers.
Though Heiner is a fresh face in the Finn, but he is not stranger with the competitive racing. He is a racer of immense talent; He has won the Laser World Champion one and used to participate in competitive fleets all the time. Nevertheless, moving into a new boat was challenging to him, but it is not like it only him who faces this problem. It is always challenging and it is with every sailor, but Heiner after making the crossover thrived in the Finn.
From racing on Thursday, Heiner picked up a second, followed by a fifth and in the challenging day he made all the right calls. About his experience Heiner said, “During the race, the wind was falling out coming in all the time, however, when we all started racing, it finally started around 12 knots, giving us a good time. I made some change before just starting the race, this included the sail from the medium heavy to light wind and I believe those changes well paid off for me.”