After six of twelve races, the Australian Michael Blackburn continues to lead ahead of the Belgian Philippe Bergmans and Maciej Grabowski from Poland. An excellent fourth is Matthias Rieck from Warnemünde.
"I had a few problems on the cross, but on the downwind course I made a lot of speed and was able to make up a lot of places," said Rieck. He does not put himself under pressure: "I will sail on quite easily. If in the end a place under the top ten jumps out, that would be a dream result."
In the internal European championship ranking, Matthias Rieck is even third, because the Australian Blackburn falls out of this ranking. For Rieck, who just had to digest the re-nomination for Athens, which the National Olympic Committee had rejected, the interim result must be a secret triumph. Should he be able to hold this place, he would be on a nomination rank - just too late.
The second best German is Alexander Schlonski in 22nd place. The Rostock had bad luck in the sixth race, where he was disqualified for having a jump start.
The qualification races will be completed today and the finals in the gold and silver groups will start on Friday.
Intermediate result laser EM (after 6 races): 1. Michael Blackburn (Australia) 7.0 points2. Philippe Bergmans (Belgium) 20.0 3. Maciej Grabowski (Poland) 25.04. Matthias Rieck (Warnemünde) 26.05. Anders Nyholm (Denmark) 27
22. Alexander Schlonski (Rostock) 61.0