Breeze On at Sunfish Worlds
Published on October 14th, 2015
Paracas, Peru (October 14, 2015) – After a breezy day one yesterday for the 2015 Sunfish World Championship with winds in the 15-20 range, day two today brought the big breeze that makes Paracas famous and plenty of chop to the race course. Principal Race Officer, Roberto Peschiera put the fleet through their paces in the 25+ knot wind to get in two more races before the full “paracas” wind and sand storm came in and the fleet was sent ashore.
After five races, David Gonzalez Arria of Venezuela continues to hold a slim lead of three points over two-time World Champion, Alexander Zimmermann of Peru. David Mendelblatt of the USA moved into third place today. All three sailors have been consistent with all single digit finishes.
Two new race winners showed their skill today with Paul-Jon Patin USA winning race four and Alonso Collantes of Peru winning race five. A throw out may impact the standings around tomorrow once race six is completed as there are a couple of competitors with letter scores that will become their throw outs.
A total of twelve races are scheduled in the World Championship running through October 17 with October 16 as a lay day if seven races have been completed.
Report by Sherri Campbell, International Sunfish Class Executive Secretary