NEWS FACES CONTROL LEADERBOARD ON DAY 2 AT YOUTH SAILING WORLDS
The wind was up and down again on race day 2 in Sanya with cloud cover once again present across the racing area. An 8-12 knot breeze was present throughout the day with an increase when the sun broke through the clouds later on in the day.
American sisters Carmen and Emma Cowles put their first race disqualification on the opening day behind them in the Girl's 420 to claim two wins and a second from the following races.
This sees them hold a seven-point lead over Great Britain's Hatty Morsley and Pippa Cropley and Argentina's Maria Clara Vignati Garona and Emiliana Lopez.
After racing the sisters commented, "It feels great. We're trying to keep a clear head, continue going, take every day as the next and keep sailing hard. It's a long regatta with a lot of opportunities."
As for the biggest challenge they've faced, "Trying to get adjusted to the food. It's very different to the USA.
"But we're really proud to be here. It's our first Youth Worlds and we're just looking up and up to try and get better every day."
Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone (AUS) lead in the Boy's 420 after a second and a race win. They are four points clear of Thomas Rice and Trevor Bornarth (USA). Overnight leaders, Ido Bilik and Noam Homri (ISR) drop down to third after a ninth and discarded 15th.
You can replay the tracking from today's Boys 420 races at: http://www.tractrac.com/web/event-page/event_20171129_SailingYou/1226/
The following nations are competing in the 420 Girls and 420 Boys events:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, USA and US Virgin Islands.
Racing is scheduled to resume at 11:00 local time on Wednesday 13 December, where the 420 Girls and Boys fleets will be tracked live.
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Check out who's entered the 2017 Youth Worlds here - http://www.worldsailingywc.org/entries/index.php
Results will be available from Monday 11 December here - http://www.worldsailingywc.org/results/2017_sanya_china.php
World Sailing will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of 2017 Youth Worlds. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here - http://www.sailing.org/news/youth-worlds.php.