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Closing the deal at Sunfish Youth and Master Worlds

Published on September 25th, 2019

Bonaire (September 25, 2019) – The final day at the Sunfish Youth and Master World Championship delivered glorious sunshine and perfect 9-15 winds from a steady southeasterly direction.

Simon Gomez Ortiz of Colombia defended his 2018 Youth title, dominating the 20-boat fleet. In the eight of nine races sailed, the 18-year-old won five, had two seconds and his worst scored race was a fifth. The Top Female competitor and second place finisher overall was Fernanda San Roman of Peru, 13 points off the lead.

Placing third was Diego Castro of Guatemala who must’ve developed his sailing skills and tactics from practicing with and sailing against teammate, David Hernandez, who was this year’s Sunfish World Champion.

Alex Zimmerman was equally dominant to take the Masters Worlds, winning five of nine races with no finishes below fourth. Sipke Stapert of Bonaire (above) was the second place finisher, nearly as consistent but falling 14 points behind. Jason Pigot (USA), new to the class, complete the podium.

Final Results:
Sunfish – Youth (20 Boats)
1. Simon Gomez Ortiz , COL – 1 -2 -1 -2 -1 -1 -5 -[10] -1 ; 14
2. Fernanda San Roman , PER – 3 -3 -6 -1 -[11] -5 -3 -2 -4 ; 27
3. Diego Castro , GUA – 5 -1 -5 -[13] -7 -8 -1 -6 -5 ; 38
4. Fernanda Higueras , PER – 2 -7 -3 -6 -5 -7 -9 -1 -[10] ; 40
5. Darius Berenos , CUW – 10 -5 -11 -3 -6 -3 -[13] -11 -2 ; 51

Sunfish – Master (22 Boats)
1. Alex Zimmermann , PER – 1 -2 -1 -1 -1 -3 -1 -2 -[4] ; 12
2. Sipke Stapert , BES – 3 -5 -3 -2 -2 -5 -5 -[8] -1 ; 26
3. Jason Pigot , USA – 3 -3 -2 -7 -9 -1 -5 -3 -[10] ; 33
4. Hans van der Gulik , CUW – 6 -4 -6 -4 -3 -[8] -2 -6 -2 ; 33
5. Ramon -Yellow- Martis , BES – 5 -8 -8 -[14] -6 -9 -3 -4 -5 ; 48

Racing was on September 23-25.

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Source: Edward R. Padin

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