Final four advance at ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship
Published on July 26th, 2014
Helsinki, Finland (July 26, 2014) – The inaugural ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship has whittled the field of 15 teams down to eight, with the Quarter Final Round today to find out which four teams survive the next cut.
In quarter final 1 it was Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) against Tyler Rice (ISV), in the first two matches Rice took a penalty leaving Aschenbrenner to convincingly win 3-0. In the second pair it was Sam Gilmour (AUS) against Valerio Galati (ITA). Gilmour took the first two matches, but Galati fought back in the third, and took a win. In the fourth match Gilmour started with the starboard advantage, and used that to take the lead and the win.
The third pair was Chris Steele (NZL) against Nevin Snow (USA), the American skipper was strong in the first two matches, but Steele fought back in the third. Snow succeeded in the fourth confirming his place in the semi-finals. In the fourth pair Pierre Quiroga (FRA) was convincing against Mark Lees (GBR), taking a sweeping 3-0 win.
The best of five Semi-Final stage began today, with Aschenbrenner leading Quiroga 2-0, and Gilmour ahead of Snow also with a 2-0 lead.
After the semi-finals started the matches for places 5-8 were run. On the top for the fifth place came Rice, following him in sixth was Steele, seventh Galati, and an eighth for Lees.
The racing continues Sunday 09:30 local time with a packed program of semi-finals, the final and the petit final. The competition is being held in J/80s.
Results for places 5-15:
5 Tyler Rice, ISV
6 Chris Steele, NZL
7 Valerio Galati, ITA
8 Mark Lees, GBR
9 Markus Ronnberg, FIN
10 Nelson Mettraux, SUI
11 Philip Bendon, IRL
12 Jakob Klitte, SWE
13 Florian Haufe, GER
14 Vladislav Abramov, RUS
15 Slawomir Plichta, POL