News First day of racing in rainy Buzios

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11 Dec 2023

First day of racing in rainy Buzios

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2023 Youth Sailing World Champiosnhips
A big day for all crews and coaches

The first day of racing in Brazil was a pretty big one! With shifty weather and lots of racing it was a challenging field for both athletes and coaches. Two races were completed for each fleet.

420 Female

Faulhaber Tostes Antunes Gonç and Vassel (BRA) shone on home waters to win both races in the 420 Female class.

The Brazilian team picked up the minimum two points to lead by three points from Kerkezou Iakovina and Giannouli Danai (GRE), who finished second in race two ahead of Maria Perello Mora and Marta Cardona Alcantara (ESP).

The Greeks finished third in race one behind Callie Hammond and Ava Stevens (USA), with a seventh-place finish in the second race enough to see the American pair third overall after the first day of sailing.

420 Male/Mixed

Italy’s Quan Cardi and Mattia Tognocchi took the early lead in the 420 Male/Mixed class after the pair followed up victory in the opening race with a third-place finish in the second.

A nervy start to the morning saw a smattering of black flags, but the Italian duo were able to steer clear of the competition to finish ahead of Spain’s Miguel Angel Morales Hernandez and Alejandro Martin, who sit second overall after finishes of second and fourth.

They sit six points ahead of Dimitrios and Nikolaos Sourlatzis (GRE) and Lucas Cocchi Kubelka de Freitas and Victória Kubelka de Carlos Back (BRA), who sit tied on 14 points.

The Greek duo bounced back from a 12th-place finish in the opener to finish second in race two, behind only Jean-Philippe Boudard and Zou Schemmel (FRA), who sit 13th after suffering a black flag in the first race of the day.

“It was a straight day, we tried to do our best and we did it,” said Tognocchi. “We are so happy.”

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