Youth Foiling Gold Cup gets underway

Published on March 3rd, 2021

Gaeta, Italy (March 3, 2021) – The first Grand Prix of the inaugural Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling Gold Cup got underway today for the eight teams competing in the Persico 69F class. After light winds postponed the start of the qualification round, each team completed three races in variable 7-9 knot winds.

The challenging conditions benefited the three teams with the most experience in the Persico 69F who now lead the rankings, although the USA team of Langston Goldenburg, Riley Gibbs, and Anna Weis, which are new to the boat, sit in fourth.

Qualifying continues to March 8 after which the top six teams advance to the Finals on March 10-12.

Day One Qualifying Results (3 races):
1. Team Dutch Sail – NED, 16 points
2. Team Agiplast – HKG, 15
3. Young Azzurra – ITA, 14
4. Southern Challenge – USA, 10
5. Kingdom Team- EUR, 9
6. Youth Bravo España – ESP, 8
7. One Switzerland – SUI, 6.5
8. Xela Racing – NOR, 5

Event schedule:
Training Days: February 24-26
Warm Up Event: February 27-March 1
Qualification Series: March 3-8
Finals: March 10-12

Event updates on the regatta’s social media pages:
instagram.com/69fsailing
facebook.com/69Fsailing

Following this event, the circuit continue for another round of the Youth Foiling Gold Cup in Limone, Lake Garda during the middle of August.

Source: Conrad Colman, Scuttlebutt

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