171 teams entered the 420 event at Kieler Woche, with 165 actually racing - an impressive number. Racing was held from 27-30 June with 11 races completed, over a 6 race qualifying series and 5 race final series, with a discard in each.
Victory to Germany’s Jan Borbet/Kilian Northoff after winning 3 of the races in the 5 race final series. Spain’s brother pairing of Santiago Mas Depares/David Mas Depares finished 4 points behind in second with France’s Sébastien Simon/Pierre Rhimbault in third.
The American 420 team had three teams in the top 10, a massive leap in performance from last year, when the USA had only a single boat in the top 10 and 2 boats in the top 25.
The top 420 girls team were Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick/Haley Fox in 13th overall.