Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin steam to Victory at Kieler Woche
The USA’s Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin made swift work of eating up the race track in the nine series at Kieler Woche, Germany.
The pair launched their attack with back to back wins, followed by a pair of tenth places, before accelerating back to claim two more wins in the 6 race qualification series. No surprise to see such domination, as the pair has enjoyed a formadable career in the 420, including winning the 2015 420 Junior Europeans. When not racing a 420, they are also tuning partners to the USA's Rio bound 470 Women Olympic team Annie Haegar/Briana Provancha.
Pushing hard and closest challengers were German brother and sister partnership Jan Borbet/Lea Borbet, along with Shawn Harvey/James Westerberg (USA).
Headlining the 162 boat fleet as they advanced to the gold fleet finals stage, Rogers/Parkin yet again put together the best scorecard, to win by 6 points over the Borbets. Third to Philipp Royla/Jonas Royla.
Top girls team were Sofie Schone/Line Theelemann (GER) in 14th overall.
420 Class sailors from across Europe were joined by a strong contingent of 15 teams representing USA,
Nations competing were: Austria, Belarus, Croatia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, USA.