420 PODIUMS DECIDED AT YOUTH WORLDS
The Boy's and Girl's 420 titles were confirmed on Thursday as Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan (NZL) and Madeline Hawkins and Yumi Yoshiyasu (USA) claiming the titles.
Having won gold on Thursday, New Zealand's Menzies and McGlashan also signed off the week with a win in the Boy's 420. Demetrio Sposato and Gabriele Centrone (ITA) finished third in the final race to confirm silver and Israel's Tal Sade and Noam Homri took silver by a single point.
America's Hawkins and Yumi Yoshiyasu will take the Girl's 420 title back to their home nation for the third consecutive year, following in the footsteps of Emma and Carmen Cowles who won the title in 2017 and 2018.
Neus Ballester and Andrea Perelló (ESP) and Theresa Stenlein and Lina Plettner (GER) completed the podium.
The 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships draws to a close with the awarding of the perpetual trophies at the closing ceremony.
The next edition of the event will take place in Salvador, Brazil in December 2020.
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About the Youth Worlds
Taking place rom 13-20 July in Gdynia, Poland, more than 400 sailors from 66 nations are racing on boats supplied by Ovington Boats (Boy's and Girl's 29er), Nautivela (Boy's and Girl's 420), Laser Performance / Maclaren (Boy's and Girl's Laser Radial) and Nacra Sailing (Mixed Nacra 15). The RS:X racers are sailing on their own equipment for 2019. Even to make it to the Youth Worlds is an achievement in itself with only one nation represented in each fleet.