Brits nearing title at I14 Worlds
Published on August 23rd, 2018
Richmond, CA (August 23, 2018) – Foggy and light breeze was the landscape on the San Francisco Bay for the penultimate race of the 2018 International 14 World Championships where the discard/drop came into force.
After a general recall, the sixth race started with the Australian skiff team, Mark Krstic/ James Lanati starting with the main contenders at the pin end but boxed in, where they took the risky decision of clear air and tacked off to go right. It paid off with them rounding the windward mark in first place and lead to the finish. This was a great turnaround for the Aussies after being holed in Race Five and having to leave the course and retire.
The main battle ensued with Georg Borkenstein/ Eike Dietrich (GER) eventually taking second place from Daniel Holman/ Alex Knight desperate (GBR) to make a big points difference between themselves and Andy Partington/
Tom Partington (GBR).
But the British fought their way after a bad start through the fleet taking place after place to bring themselves up to third to hold a six point advantage in first overall. Dad’s arm around his son on the finishing line has repeated many times over the regatta.
Seven races are planned from August 17 to 24. When 6 or more races have been completed, a boats series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score.
Source: VR Sport Media