LIGHT WIND START TO FINAL SERIES RACING ON DAY 4
Not everyone loves light air racing, but for those that do the race track conditions here in Sanremo are utopia.
Championship day 4 opened with a postponement ashore, and after a wait for the breeze, racing kicked off in around 10-11 knots, before dropping off.
Two races wrapped up for the 420 Open, and a day of contrasts for series leaders Jim Vincent/Victor Mas scoring a 32,2.
One race for each of the 420 Ladies and U17, pushes Maria Caba/Pilar Caba (ESP) and Violette Dorange/Camille Orion (FRA) into the respective leads.
Note: Just a brief update from race day 4, with full race reports resuming for Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July.
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About the 2016 420 World, Ladies World and U17 World Championships
The 2016 420 World, Ladies World and U17 World Championships, 15-23 July 2016, is being held at Marina degli Aregia, Sanremo, Italy and organized by the Italian Sailing Federation, in partnership with the Yacht Club Sanremo, International 420 Class Association and Italian 420 Class Association. 524 sailors from 24 nations are competing, with 110 boats in the 420 Open fleet, 84 in the 420 Ladies and 68 in the U17. The 420 Open and 420 Ladies teams contest a 12 race series, with 6 races in the qualification series and 6 in the final, with a single race discard coming into play after race five. The 420 Open and 420 Ladies are each split into fleets for the qualification series with reseeding after each day’s racing. For the 6 race final series, teams will advance to gold and silver fleets, based on their leaderboard position from the qualification series. Teams contesting the U17 World Championships race a single series of 12 races.
The twenty-five nations competing are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, USA.
About the International 420 Class Association
The 420 is an established worldwide performance two-person trapeze and spinnaker racing dinghy which holds status as an International Class and Learn-to-Sail boat.
A performance two-person spinnaker racing dinghy for youth, the 420 has been selected as the youth development class in over 45 nations around the world. The 420 is an important choice to develop sailing and sailors’ skills in strategy, tactics, boat handling, tuning and technique and is very accessible, demanding skills easily obtained by sailors in developing nations.
The 420 Class has trained many of the world’s best sailors and is a proven transition class, whatever your next step in sailing ... dinghy or multihull ... keelboat or skiff ...