Singapore, Spain lead 420 World Championship
Published on July 29th, 2014
Travemuende, Germany (July 29, 2014) – Racing got underway in a stable breeze of around 9 knots on both the 420 Open and 420 Ladies course areas for the 195 teams from 27 nations on day 2 at the 2014 420 World and Ladies World Championship.
A pretty balanced race course, with no side favoured over the other, put the focus on boat speed and tactics. Star performers of the day are Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s Sports Team of the Year just a few months back.
In the 420 Open fleet, overnight leaders Adrian Dominguez/Calixto Abalo (ESP) retain control by the narrowest of tiebreak advantages, sitting on equal points with team mates Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila.
USA teams Jack Parkin/Florian Eenkema van Dijk (Open) and Christine Klingler/Victoria Thompson (Ladies) lead the North American contingent.