David Gonzalez Arria wins the Sunfish Youth Worlds

Published on October 12th, 2014

Arapahoe, NC (October 12, 2014) – Holding a slim two point lead going into the final race of the nine race Sunfish Youth World Championship, David Gonzalez Arria of Venezuela stayed ahead of his closest competitor and finished third in the race to win the series. Alonso Collantes of Peru was seventh in the final race to finish second overall. Finishing strong in the last two days of racing and rounding out the top three was Daniela Rodriguez of Ecuador. John Birkett also representing Ecuador was fourth and Chase Carraway of the United States finished in fifth. Thirty-seven competitors from six countries participated in the championship. The Youth World Championship was open to qualified sailors under the age of 19.

The 2014 Sunfish World and Youth World Championship is organized by the International Sunfish Class Association. This year’s championships are being held at Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. The residential camp venue offers a unique opportunity for sailors, their families, coaches and support crew to stay on site.

The Youth World Championship will be immediately followed by the Sunfish World Championship with 72 sailors. New Sunfish sailboats are being chartered to all sailors by Triton Yacht Sales. Twelve races are scheduled in the World Championship running from October 13 through 16 with October 17 as a reserve day if necessary.

Click here for complete results from the Sunfish Youth World Championship.

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