Gold To Spain And France At 470 Junior Worlds

Published on August 4th, 2013

La Rochelle, France (August 3, 2013) – Jordi Xammar/Joan Herp (ESP) took gold in the 470 men, as did Maelenn Lemaitre/Aloise Retornaz (FRA) in the 470 women’s event at the 2013 470 Junior World Championships on Saturday, when racing got underway with the medal races for the 470 Junior Worlds, with the men up on the track first, followed by the women.

The 50 Year Cup saw around 200 boats, including the 1964-built 470 carrying #13 sail number, the oldest known 470 still existing, complete a long distance course which ended by the old harbour of La Rochelle. The sight was truly spectacular with hundreds of 470s crewed by legends of 470 sailing through to the newest teams having simply lots of fun. A parade of sail took teams into the old harbour with live commentary and crowds of spectators, along with other 470 teams applauding and cheering.

Final results in the Legends Trophy saw Americans Morgan Reeser & David Hughes take 6th place, and Allison Jolly sailing with Lyne Jewell-Shore take 10th in the 17-strong fleet.

The achievements of the 179 teams from 28 nations competing in the 470 Junior Worlds, 470 Masters’ Cup and Open Classic events were celebrated at the 470 Class 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on Saturday evening in La Rochelle, France. Full Story

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