Winds moderate at Kona One Worlds
Published on August 17th, 2019
Torbole, Italy (August 17, 2019) – Only two races left tomorrow to decide the 2019 world title for the Kona Class, and it’s still too early to tell who might come out on top between Huig-Jan Tak (NED) and Tim Aagesen (DEN).
Those two outstanding sailors are clear of the pack, but the battle for third will come down to tomorrow’s races and the second discard kicking in.
The second discard is always a double-edged sword, with steady finishers dreading it and those having had a shocker or two relishing it. This time, young defending champ Alex Temko (USA) is in the hot seat, sitting in third tonight with a comfortable gap, but the guys behind him have worse (hence better!) discards to play with.
And the women? Johanna Hjertberg (SWE) and Andree Gauthier (CAN) are tied on points after 11 races, so it’s all to play for tomorrow. Lovisa Toft (SWE) will be looking over her shoulders and keeping an eye on her teammate from the Varberg high school Angelina Flores for third place, with the Bryn Muller (USA) having an outside chance for the podium as well.
Lake Garda showed a different face today: 12-14 kts to start with, and dying down to 6-8 kts as the day went on, keeping everyone literally on their toes to stay on the board in the confusing chop. What will tomorrow bring? Stay tuned!
The 14th Kona One World Championship is being held August 15 to 18 on Lake Garda.
Source: Kona Class