Australia sweeps Moth Worlds
Published on December 18th, 2019
Perth, Australia (December 18, 2019) – With much more interesting breeze conditions, the final day of the 2019 Chandler Macleod Moth Worlds saw a real shake up on the course.
The battle for second place was on between Australians Kyle Langford and Tom Burton when their countryman Tom Slingsby took out the overall championship after yesterday with two races to spare.
In the first race, Langford was slow off the start line and struggled in the lighter winds after deciding to sail with a bigger foil.
Following the first upwind leg, he was caught in no wind and was unable to get the boat foiling, leaving himself out the back and giving Burton the opportunity to strike.
But both sailors ended up dropping the race with Burton finishing in 14th, leaving the battle to be decided in the final race where Burton needed to win with Langford in sixth or worse to claim the runner up honors. It did not happen, as Langford and Burton finished 2 and 3 to close out the series in that order.
The day proved to be a better one for the Europeans with lighter conditions helping Italian Francesco Bruni to a 1-2 and moving into fifth position overall.
The 2019 Moth Worlds schedule had qualifying racing on December 13-14, a reserve day on December 15 and finals racing on December 16-18.
Source: Harry Fisher, Scuttlebutt