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David Hernandez wins Sunfish Worlds

Published on September 20th, 2019

Bonaire (September 20, 2019) – David Hernandez, a 23-year-old sailor from Guatemala, captured the 2019 Sunfish World Championship’s top honor for 2019 with smart sailing in light-to-medium air for all twelve races over four days.

However, the win wasn’t without its share of anxiety as Hernandez won in a tie-breaker beating out Renzo Sanguinetti of Peru who placed second. Both scored 43 points total. David had two wins in the 12 races; Renzo had only one.

Adding to the anxiety going into the last race was the fact that, ending-up only one point behind David and Renzo was Alonso Collantes, a two-time Sunfish World Champion from Peru. Collantes ended up with an impressive third-place finish, one point behind the leaders.

With the top-three so close in points, going into the final race it could have been anyone’s race. So many of these champion sailors were finishing within a point or two of those closest to them in the final scoring. Interestingly, the top-three finished in reverse order for the last race with the winner, Hernandez, in third, Sanguinetti in second, and Collantes in third.

The 3-day Sunfish Youth and Masters World Championship starts on September 23.

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Racing was held from September 16 to 20, with a reserve day on September 19.

Final Results (Top 10 of 65; 12 races, 2 discards)
1. David Hernández, GUA – 1 -2 -1 -3 -12 -[29] -2 -11 -3 -[13] -5 -3 ; 43
2. Renzo Sanguineti, PER – 7 -9 -3 -5 -6 -[18] -3 -3 -1 -4 -[10] -2 ; 43
3. Alonso Collantes, PER – 8 -[26] -9 -4 -[28] -8 -1 -4 -6 -1 -2 -1 ; 44
4. Simon Gomez Ortiz, COL – 4 -[68] -2 -[21] -1 -20 -4 -15 -5 -3 -9 -4 ; 67
5. Eugène Hendrikx, NED – 6 -[15] -4 -13 -4 -9 -5 -2 -10 -6 -[15] -8 ; 67
6. Jean Paul De Trazegnies, PER – 10 -6 -7 -12 -[13] -3 -[20] -7 -2 -10 -3 -9 ; 69
7. Eugene Schmitt, USA – 3 -7 -8 -1 -[20] -10 -13 -1 -12 -15 -[68] -10 ; 80
8. Andrey Quintero, COL – [22] -5 -6 -6 -11 -[41] -8 -10 -19 -11 -6 -14 ; 96
9. Alejandro Mago, PER – 23 -[30] -16 -14 -2 -[35] -9 -8 -8 -2 -4 -15 ; 101
10. Matías Rosenberg, GUA – [68] -3 -10 -10 -[45] -5 -38 -6 -35 -9 -1 -17 ; 134

Source: Edward R. Padin, Class Administrator, ISCA and USSCA

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