Too windy at Lightning Youth World Championship

Published on July 1st, 2014

Ridgeway, ONT (July 1, 2014) – Racing on the third day of the Lightning Youth World Championship was cancelled due to heavy winds. Unstable conditions have allowed for only three races thus far, with the Americans Jonathan Lutz, Alexandra Jones and Nicholas Sertl posting a 3-2-1 to lead the 24-boat field.

Trailing by four points are Felipe Rondina, Jose Afonso Hackerott and Thomas Sylvestre from Brazil in second, with Tanner Probst, Maya Webber and Robert Sawyer (USA) tied for third with the Canadian Family team of Robbie Robinson, Paige Robinson and Dan Robinson, nine points further back. One point behind them in fifth place is Rebecca Huyard, Sean Adelhelm and Liam McCarthy from the USA.

Wednesday, July 2nd, the final day of the regatta, will begin at 0900 – an hour earlier than scheduled. The RC will try for 3 races – the max allowed per day. If competitors get in six total races, a competitor’s score will be the total of its race scores excluding its worst score.

Event details: http://lightningclass.org/racing/results/2014/youthworlds.asp
Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125154754@N06/sets/72157644615088139/

Report by class media.

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