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2020 420 & 470 African Championships - Final results

Jan 2020

The 2020 420 & 470 African Championships concluded today after 11 races at Clube Naval de Luanda in Angola.

2020 African Championships - Day 6 - 420 final results

Mario Domingos / Francisco Kilombo ANG (2-3-3-1-4-2-2-1-3-1-4) are finally the 2020 420 African champions! This local team concluded the competition with 22 points, only 2 points in front of Miguel Fiel / Jose Manasseis ANG (1-1-4-2-1-1-5-2-5-2-OCS8) and Manual Ramos / Martim Mastbaum POR (3-2-2-4-2-3-3-3-1-3-2), finally second and third respectively with 24 units. Feliciana Da Silva / Teresa Jamba ANG were the only girls competing on this championship so they were crowned 2020 420 African Women’s champions, concluding the event in the 7th place overall.

2020 African Championships - Day 6 - 470 final results

Matias Montinho / Paixão Afonso ANG (3-1-1-1-1-1-1-3-1-3-3) managed to keep their leadership and crowned 2020 470 African champions with 16 points, escorted on podium by Francisco Artur / Edivaldo Torres ANG (1-2-2-3-2-2-3-2-4-1-6) and Paulo Amaral / Lucio Felgueira ANG (2-3-DNF9-2-3-3-4-1-5-2-5) on second and third with 22 and 30 points respectively. Denise Parruque / Maria Machava MOZ were the African 470 Women’s champions, finishing 6th overall with 54 units.

The NCR 2020 African 420&470 Championship wouldn’t be possible without the full engagement of the local 48 volunteers for the Race Committee.

From experienced former sailors and other Luanda sport clubs members to some actual Opi sailors wanting to join the olympic dream in the future, together with rowing and canoe athletes, a few keen big game fishing lovers and even university students wanting to help, this heterogenic group has been giving the PRO (Principal Race Officer - Nino Shmueli from Israel), IRO (International Race Officer - João Aranda from Mozambique) and IM (International Measurer - Haluk Suntay from Turkey) complete support.

The Organizing Committee aggregates some other 20 good friends taking care of diverse tasks as food and water distribution, media and foreign teams, competing boats transfer to the beach, etc.

Also the organizing authorithies (FADEN - Angolan Nautical Sports Federations, CNL - Clube Naval de Luanda and CNIL - Clube Naval da Ilha de Luanda) greatly appreciates the enthusiastic help from the police, firemen, navy and medical emergency - all of them now discussing sailing and stressing with dayly results. A Total of more than 100 persons are directly involved with the event, not counting with the always cheerful spectactors on the beach. Thank you all !!!

2020 420 & 470 African Championships - Day 6 - Final results