Light winds scramble 420 Worlds

Published on July 7th, 2021

Marina Degli Aregai, Italy (July 7, 2021) – The third day of races at the 2021 420 World Championships started with a very light breeze in the morning that forced the Race Committee to delay the competition on shore for 2 hours.

First warning signal was intended to be at 11:00 but finally sailors were sent to courses at 12:00, when an easterly breeze of 7-8 knots arrived to Aregai’s bay.

However, that breeze hadn’t last too long and only allowed one race to be hardly completed for most of fleets, with many of boats grabbing a DNF due to the wind drop on the last part of the race. For the women, there were only 12 boats that managed to arrive on time to the finish line. The Mixed/Men’s green group was the only fleet with this fourth race cancelled.

The Under 17 championship continues to be led by Jaime Ayarza/ Mariano Hernandez (ESP, 13-2-1-2) with 5 points, followed now by Women’s U17 leaders Maria Perello/ Marta Cardona (ESP, 15-1-10-1) with 12. Zou Schemmel/ Jean Philippe Boudard (FRA, 5-4-12-6) are third overall with 15.

Overnight Women’s leaders Paula Laiseca/ Isabel Laiseca (ESP, 13-1-1-3) had a hard fight today to preserve the first spot and finally made it with a third place, counting now 5 points in total. Neus Ballester/ Andrea Perello (ESP, 1-4-2-4) are still on chase with 7 points and holding the second place. The winners of today’s only race Solenza Mariani/ Clara Olive (FRA, 6-5-3-1) are third with 9 points.

On the Men/Mixed championship we’ll need to wait for the green group to complete the fourth race to update their scoring. Yesterday’s leaders were Will Michels/ Spencer Kriegstein (USA, 2-11-1) with 3 points, escorted by Lampis Giannoulis/ Eleni Giannouli (GRE, 12-1-3) and Sebastian Riquelme/ Miguel Perez (ESP, 1-3-13), both with 4 points.

Two hundred ten boats from 20 nations are racing from July 5 to 10.

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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.

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