ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
Published on July 16th, 2013
Limassol, Cyprus (July 16, 2013) – The second day of racing at the 2013 Sail First ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships enjoyed an afternoon sea breeze as 14 knots of consistent wind with gusts of up to 20 knots allowed the 351 sailors from 61 nations to complete a busy day among the eight events.
Overnight 29er leaders Lucas Rual and Emile Amoros (FRA) continued to fly high in the fleet and got off to an excellent start on the second day picking up two race wins. The pair were OCS in the third race of the day, the sixth of the series, but with the discard kicking in they hold the lead on nine points.
With them including an OCS in their scoreline caution is key moving forward, “We are now going to sail with more security as it could change the championship quite a lot. We need to keep our mind on the next day.”
America’s Dane and Quinn Wilson stepped up to second place overall in the 29er with Ida Svensson and Rosengren Rasmus (SWE) in third.
The Laser Radial Girls played catch up early on and completed three excellent races. Norway’s Line Flem Host continued to shine winning the fourth race and finishing third in Race 5. As the discard came into play she lost her 11th from the third race and opens up a 15 point deficit between her and Marie Burrue (FRA).
Whilst Host is the runaway leader just five points separates Burrue, Haddon Hughes (USA), Agata Barwinska (POL), Monika Mikkola (FIN), Louise Evans (AUS) and Martino Reino (ESP).
The RS:X Girls fleet is wide open as overnight leader Marion Lepert (USA) slipped to seventh overall as Italy’s Marta Maggetti sailed consistently to take a slender four point advantage into the third day. 2013 RS:X Youth European Champion Hadar Heller (ISR) won the first two races of the day and is second on 16 points whilst China’s Lu Yunxiu is third on 17 points. The days other race win went to Sara Wennekes (NED) who is fourth overall.
The current leader of the ISAF Nations Trophy is Spain, with Italy, New Zealand, USA, and France making the top five. Racing resumes Wednesday and continues through Friday.