29er Worlds: Patience Rewarded

Published on August 12th, 2015

Pwllheli, Wales (August 12, 2015) – After having no wind yesterday at the 2015 Zhik 29er World Championship, sufficient winds of 10 knots filled by 4:00pm to start racing for the 193 teams.

Three races were completed in the gold fleet, which has the top 50 from qualifications. Canadian brothers Ryan and Andrew Wood led race 1 right out of the box and never looked back. The winner of race 2 was Max Brill and Andrew Person (USA) with brothers Tomas and Mads Mathiesen (NOR) taking the last race, which finished around 7:30pm.

With qualifying scores carried forward, the overall leaders are Kyle O’Connell/Tom Siganto (AUS) with 17 points, followed by Gwendal Nael/Pierre Tydgat (FRA) with 24 points and Christopher Williford/Wade Waddell (USA) with 29 points.

Over on course B, host to the Silver & Bronze fleets, Matt Venables/John Mather (GBR) lead the Silver fleet with the Bronze fleet leaders Tania Bonilla/Nuria Miro (ESP).

The wind slowly increased today from 10 to 12 knots as the evening approached with signals of the oncoming front which is predicted to bring 18-20 knots and rain tomorrow could be seen in the higher cloud layers.

The top female team has already been decided with Mimi El-Kazindar and Emma Loveridge (GBR) as the only female team to make the Gold fleet. Top youth team currently is John Cooley/Simon Hoffman (AUS) who stand fifth overall.

Racing continues on Thursday, August 13 with the final day and prizegiving on August 14.

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