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Wind Gods Smile at 470 Junior Worlds

Published on August 25th, 2018

Bracciano, Italy (August 25, 2018) – After four days of struggling with the light and stormy winds at the 2018 International 470 Junior World Championship, today finally delivered quality conditions and winds of 8 to 14 knots on Lake Bracciano.

In Men’s fleet defending 2017 champions Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantès from France, are on top position with 17 points difference from the second Italian team Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrò, followed by the Hungarian brothers Balázs Gyapjas/Zsombor Gyapjas.

Game is not over yet as tomorrow’s race is the most important one although the French have dominated Men’s fleet throughout the week and seem to have the Series in their hands.

The battle for Women’s title for Junior World Champion of the year is still at play. Benedetta Di Salle/Alessandra Dubbini from local waters lead with 6 points on the second team from Germany Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel, followed by the French Paola Amar/Marine with just 4 points away.

All teams will do their best to claim the highest place on the podium at tomorrow’s races.

Racing for the 79 teams representing 22 countries is planned for August 21 to 26.

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