NEW SERIES LEADERS ACROSS ALL FLEETS - OPEN, WOMEN AND U17 - AFTER RACE 4
Two races for all fleets on race day 3 at the 2018 420 World Championship in Newport, Rhode Island, USA brought the discard into play and shuffled the standings, to deliver three new series leaders in each of the 420 Open, Women and U17.
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Racing continues on Monday 13 August, with 2 races for 420 Open Blue and Yellow to finish the qualification series, and 3 for Women and U17.
Two-time medallists at the Youth Sailing World Championships, Violette Dorange/Camille Orion briefly stepped in to the lead after winning race 3, but after following through with a 21st finish in race 4, dropped to 4th.
Strong and steady is the aim, and Spain’s Patricia Reino/Isabel Laisesca today added results of 3,2 to their top 5 scorecard to advance into the lead, by 5 points over Clara Olive/Solenza Mariani (FRA).
All other teams, apart from the French leaders hold double-digit discards, giving Reino/ Laisesca room to manoeuvre in the days ahead. Reino won the women’s fleet in last year’s Junior Europeans, although with a different crew, so is well familiar with the pressure of front of fleet racing. Third to team mates Laura Akrich/Clara Llabrés (ESP), with Llabrés herself no stranger to success, finishing as 2nd women’s team at the 2017 420 Europeans
An escalation on form from the USA’s Michelle Lahrkamp/Gabriella Del Bello who won race 4 and with it closed the points gap to the teams ahead.
420 Women - Top 10 after 4 Races
1. Patricia REINO CACHO/Isabel LAISECA BUENO (ESP 56490) 6 pts
2. Clara OLIVE/Solenza MARIANI (FRA 56376) 11 pts
3. Laura AKRICH VAZQUEZ/Clara LLABRÉS RIVAL (ESP 56260) 13 pts
4. Violette DORANGE/Camille ORION (FRA 56277) 17 pts
5. Michelle LAHRKAMP/Gabriella DEL BELLO (USA 56079) 17 pts
6. María BOVER GUERRERO/Catalina HOMAR ESTARELLAS (ESP 56488) 19 pts
7. Lucille FRASCARI/Arianna LANZETTA (ITA 56373) 30 pts
8. Deike BORNEMANN/Kim FERNHOLZ (GER 54988) 32 pts
9. Julia MIÑANA DELHOM/Silvia SEBASTIÁ BORSO DI CARMINATI (ESP 56444) 34 pts
10. Carmen LOSANTOS PULIDO/Carlota HOPKINS GUERRA (ESP 55856) 36 pts
New Zealand’s Seb Menzies/Blake McGlashan had the second best performance across the 73 boat 420 Open fleet, scoring 1,3 in the blue fleet to move into the lead. Over in the yellow fleet, it was the USA’s Thomas Hall/Sam Gavula who optimized the race track best to secure results of 1,2 and upgrade themselves to 6th overall.
Spain’s Luis Miguel Hernández/Ignacio Balaguer hold firm in second overall, whilst the overnight series leaders Alessandro Caldari/Federico Caldari (ITA) drop to third.
420 Open - Top 10 after 4 Races
1. Seb MENZIES/Blake MCGLASHAN (NZL 56674) 5 pts
2. Luis Miguel HERNÁNDEZ TIRADO/Ignacio BALAGUER GALBIS (ESP 56580) 8 pts
3. Alessandro CALDARI/Federico CALDARI (ITA 56159) 9 pts
4. Otto HENRY/Thomas LARKINGS (AUS 56447) 9 pts
5. Martín WIZNER PÉREZ-LAFUENTE/Pedro Ramón AMENEIRO AMEZAGA (ESP 55163) 12 pts
6. Thomas HALL/Sam GAVULA (USA 56341) 13 pts
7. Gabriele ROMEO/Giulio TAMBURINI (ITA 56045) 13 pts
8. Elias Leonard ARETZ QUECK/Pablo GARCÍA CRANFIELD (ESP 56691) 15 pts
9. Francisco MOURÃO/Luís PINHEIRO (POR 55328) 15 pts
10. Dylan ASCENCIOS/William GEORGE (USA 55917) 19 pts
Jacobo García/Antoni Ripoll (ESP) take over from team mates Marina Garau/Blanca Cabot to control the U17 fleet, despite scores of 24, 6 from the day’s two races. Fortunately the discard removed their 24th from counting, but this pair cannot afford to make another mid-fleet finish. Garau/Cabot drop to third.
Moving up to second are Greece’s star partnership of Melina Pappa/Maria Tsamopoulou, who launch their Championship assault fresh from winning the U17 Women title at last month’s 420 Junior Europeans in Portugal. Last year they also got silver medals in the U17 Women at both the Junior Europeans and European Championship, so know what it takes to stay calm under pressure and sail their way to a podium finish.
420 U17 - Top 10 after 4 Races
1. Jacobo GARCÍA GARCÍA/Antoni RIPOLL GONZÁLEZ (ESP 56196) 14 pts
2. Melina PAPPA/Maria TSAMOPOULOU (GRE 56340) 16 pts
3. Marina GARAU BOSCH/Blanca CABOT SANCHO (ESP 56391) 16 pts
4. Paula VAN WIERINGEN MASSANET/María Del Mar GIL ROIG (ESP 56417) 19 pts
5. Oliver HURWITZ/Ethan FROELICH (USA 56266) 22 pts
6. Odysseas SPANAKIS/Konstantinos MIXALOPOULOS (GRE 54484) 23 pts
7. Oscar POUSCHÈ/Luca COSLOVICH (ITA 56124) 26 pts
8. Patroklos MANDILARIS/Vissarion PAPPAS (GRE 55237) 28 pts
9. Paula LAISECA BUENO/Lucía CALVO HERNÁNDEZ (ESP 56489) 29 pts
10. Cordelia BURN/Sarah MOEDER (USA 55901) 29 pts
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About the 2018 420 World, Women’s World and U17 World Championships
The 2018 420 World, Women’s World and U17 World Championships, 7-15 August 2018, is hosted at Sail Newport, Rhode Island, USA. 336 sailors from 18 nations are competing, with 71 boats in the Open fleet, 53 in the Women and 44 in the U17. The 420 Open teams are split into two fleets for a 6 race qualification series and 6 race final series, with a single race discard coming into play after race three. Teams contesting the Women and U17 World Championships race a single series of 12 races, with a single race discard after race three.
Nations competing: Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, USA and US Virgin Islands.
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