The same uncertainty prevailed among the girls when Celine Therese Herud
from Norway nudged a victory over Singapore's Jillian Lee and although Mikkola came in 11th, which she promptly discarded, it was enough to hand her the 2013 Girls title.
Monika Mikkola from Finland had a similarly close tussle with Norway's Celine Therese Herud
and again the margin was a single point.
Untroubled by all the commotion was Monika Mikkola from Finland who came off the water having just scored an emphatic win in the last of the three races completed to extend her lead at the top of the Girls leaderboard from four to eight points over Norway s Celine Therese Herud
Just three points separate the top three girls with Celine Therese Herud
from Norway ahead by a single point of Agata Barwinska from Poland and Monika Mikkola from Finland snapping at their heels.
"I didn't get a good start in the first race but tacked immediately and stuck to my plan as if I'd had a good start and then in the second race I didn't really make a mistake." "I am as well prepared as I can be and all I can do is carry on doing what I'm doing but there are a lot of really good sailors here so there is a long way to go." Manuel was pipped to the post by Celine Therese Herud
of Norway in the first race with German sailor Julia Kuehn coming third while Croatia's Anja Hammerlitz and Finnish sailor Monika Mikkola shared the first day podium with the pint sized Brit who had a three point lead overnight.