Spain strong at 420 World Championship
Published on July 6th, 2021
Marina Degli Aregai, Italy (July 6, 2021) – After there was no racing on the opening day of the 2021 420 World Championship due to a lack of wind, champagne sailing conditions today allowed the action to start early in the morning, sending all three fleets out at 9:00 am.
A steady wind of around 10-15 knots helped the Race Committee to complete the full 15 races sequence in a short 3-4 hours period.
First fleet returning to shore were the Women, doing it around 1:15 pm, and subsequently the U17 and Men/Mixed fleets followed.
The Under 17 championship is led by Jaime Ayarza/ Mariano Hernandez (ESP, 13-2-1) with 3 points, followed by Gabriele Venturino/ Filippo Vulcanile (ITA, 2-6-46) with 8. The third place overall is for Zou Schemmel/ Jean Philippe Boudard (FRA, 5-4-12) with 9.
Maria Perello/ Marta Cardona (ESP, 15-1-10) lead the U17 Women’s competition on fourth place overall with 11 units.
The Women’s fleet is headed by sisters Paula Laiseca/ Isabel Laiseca (ESP, 13-1-1) with 2 points, followed one point behind by Neus Ballester/ Andrea Perello (ESP, 1-4-2). The third place is for Vanessa Lahrkamp/ Katherine McNamara (USA, 2-7-6) with 8.
The Men/Mixed is the largest fleet and are racing in two groups. Will Michels/ Spencer Kriegstein (USA, 2-11-1) are the leaders with 3 points, escorted on provisional podium by Lampis Giannoulis/ Eleni Giannouli (GRE, 12-1-3) and Sebastian Riquelme/ Miguel Perez (ESP, 1-3-13), both with 4 units.
The intention of the RC is to run again three races tomorrow, with the first warning signal scheduled for 11:00.
Two hundred ten boats from 20 nations are racing from July 5 to 10.
Seventeen boats from the USA are joined by competitors from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.