LEADING TEAMS OPEN UP THEIR ADVANTAGE AT YOUTH WORLDS
A stronger and more consistent 15 knot breeze played out in Gdynia on Wednesday, ensuring a full complement of races for the 409 sailors from 66 nations were completed at the Youth Sailing World Championship in Poland.
New Zealand's Seb Menzies and Blake McGlashan held on to first overall in the 30-boat Boy's 420 after another consistent day. Two races rewarded them with a first and seventh has given them a 13-point lead over the Israel, British and Italian teams who are all tied on 28-points.
In the Girl's 420, Madeline Hawkins and Yumi Yoshiyasu (USA), the overnight leaders, claimed a third race win and two further top five results. This has enabled them to open up an 18-point lead after six races.
It's significantly tighter behind the runaway Americans as six points separate the second to seventh placed teams.
Racing is scheduled to commence at 11:00 local time on Thursday 18 July as the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships reaches its mid-point.
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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