Big breeze shuffles standings at Sunfish Worlds

Published on October 14th, 2014

Arapahoe, NC (October 14, 2014) – After a light air day one, day two brought big breeze and plenty of chop to the race course. Principal Race Officer, Hal Smith put the fleet through their paces to get in four races and bring the throw out to the score sheet.

Francisco Renna of Argentina was untouchable all day, winning all four races to lead the 72 boat fleet with eight points overall. Single digit finishes in all four races moved USA team members Conner Blouin and David Mendelblatt into second and third. 2011 Sunfish Youth World Champion Jean Paul de Trazegnies of Peru also put up great scores with three seconds and a fifth to move up to fourth overall. USA’s Hank Saurage rounds out the top five.

Race seven of the series is scheduled for 1000 on Wednesday. A total of twelve races are scheduled in the World Championship running through October 16 with October 17 as a reserve day if necessary.

The 2014 Sunfish World Championship is organized by the International Sunfish Class Association. This year’s championship is 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. All competitors are using new Sunfish sailboats chartered to them by Triton Yacht Sales.

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Report by class media. Photo by Priscilla Parker.

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