Spain, Italy take top titles at 420 World Championship
Published on August 3rd, 2014
Travemunde, Germany (August 3, 2014) – A waiting game on the final day of racing at the 2014 420 World and Ladies World Championships as teams waited anxiously under postponement ashore for the call to the race track and completion of the final two races. But the forecast from early in the week delivered, with an early morning thunderstorm and torrential rain, followed by virtually no wind giving no hope of racing on today’s final race day.
The Race Committee held off until 1400 hours to wait for a stable breeze to kick in in, before calling off racing for the day. The new 420 World Champions are Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila of Spain in the 420 Open and Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo Cirillo of Italy in the 420 Ladies.
Top North Americans were Jack Parkin/ Florian Eenkema van Dijk (USA) in 29th and Cristine Klinger/ Victoria Thompson (USA) in 33rd.
Gold to Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila of Spain who dominated the Championship from day 3.
The John Merricks Trophies will be presented to Hippolyte Macheti and Sidoine Dantes representing France as the highest placed 420 Open team aged 18 and under in the year of the Championship.
The William Sanchez Trophies will be awarded to Ido Bilik and Ofek Shalgi representing Israel as the highest placed 420 Open team aged 16 and under in the year of the Championship.
420 Open – Top 10 Overall after 10 Races
1. Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila (ESP) – 69 pts
2. Hippolyte Macheti/Sidoine Dantes (FRA) – 72 pts
3. Ido Bilik/Ofek Shalgi (ISR) – 73 pts
4. Robin Folin/Tao Manni (FRA) – 79.7 pts
5. Muhamad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syuki Abdul Aziz (MAS) – 82 pts
6. Adrian Dominguez/Calixto Abalo (ESP) – 85 pts
7. Jia Yi Loh/Jonathan Yeo (SIN) – 90 pts
8. Nital Hasson/Yoav Shpliman (ISR) – 99 pts
9. Santiago Mas/Luis Mas (ESP) – 122 pts
10. Swann Hayewski/Alexis Thomas (FRA) – 126 pts
The gold medal and 420 Ladies World Championship title goes to Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo Cirillo of Italy.
The John Merricks Trophies will be presented to Kimberly Lim and Savannah Siew representing Singapore as the highest placed 420 Open team aged 18 and under in the year of the Championship.
The William Sanchez Trophies will be awarded to Paulina Fauroux and Ariel Ponthieu representing France as the highest placed 420 Open team aged 16 and under in the year of the Championship.
Ladies – Top 10 Overall after 10 Races
1. Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo Cirillo (ITA) – 40 pts
2. Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew (SIN) – 45 pts
3. Aikaterini Tavoulari/Fotini Koutsoumpou (GRE) – 47 pts
4. Elena Picotti/Maria Coluzzi (ITA) – 59 pts
5. Souzana Bakatsia/Nikoletta Papageorgiou (GRE) – 61 pts
6. Nuraisyah Jamil/Umi Nurwahida Sallehuddin (MAS) – 66 pts
7. Paula Barcelo/Margarita Alba (ESP) – 70 pts
8. Silvia Mas/Marta Davila (ESP) – 74 pts
9. Carmen Davila/Julia Davila (ESP) – 75 pts
10. Clara Addari/Arianna Perini (ITA) – 83 pts
The Francis Mouvet Trophy
This is awarded to the nation which has the highest placed three boats in the World Championships, with at least one team in each fleet. For the third successive year, Spain was again on form to win the award from their outstanding line-up of six teams in the top 10 overall across the 420 Open and 420 Ladies fleets. Congratulations to all the Spanish sailors and to the top three teams whose results combination have sealed the top nation prize:
Jose Manuel Ruiz and Fernando Davila winning the 420 Open Fleet
Paula Barcelo and Margarita Alba in 7th in the 420 Ladies Fleet
Silvia Mas and Marta Davila in 8th in the 420 Ladies Fleet
Huck Scott Trophy
The Huck Scott Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the youngest competing crew in either the Open or the Ladies fleets. Congratulations to Nils Sternbeck and Finn Kenter from Germany who will receive this Trophy. Sternbeck is 13 years and 10 months and Kenterwill be 14 years old during August this year
Participating nations in the 420 World and Ladies World Championships are:
Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.
Event website: worlds.420sailing.org