Spain in control at 420 Worlds
Published on July 8th, 2021
Marina Degli Aregai, Italy (July 8, 2021) – The fourth day of races at the 2021 420 World Championships delivered medium winds of around 10-15 knots to conclude the Qualifying stage with the Women and U-17 fleets now holding 7 races with 6 for the Men/Mixed.
In the under 17 fleet, the Spanish team of Jaime Ayarza/ Mariano Hernandez continues to show a solid and consistent performance, holding an 11 point lead over women’s U17 leaders Maria Perello/ Marta Cardona (ESP). However, winning the day was Freddie Parkin/ Thomas Whidden (USA) who posted a 1-5-10 to be third overall.
Spaniards are also leading the Women’s championship with Neus Ballester/ Andrea Perello winning two of the three races and heading the fleet by nine points. Solenza Mariani/ Clara Olive (FRA) are second overall but even on points with Vanessa Lahrkamp/ Katherine McNamara (USA) in third.
In the Men/Mixed fleet, the stars of the day were Tommy Sitzmann/ Luke Woodworth (USA), winning both of red group’s races today. They have also won yesterday’s only race so they are now on top of the championship but even on points with Fernando Flethes/ Carlos Flethes (ESP). Three points back in third place is Alberto Morales/ Miguel Bethencourt (ESP). Overnight leaders Will Michels/ Spencer Kriegstein (USA) have fallen to 45th place with a DSQ yesterday and posting a BFD-DSQ today.
The Women and U17 will continue as single fleets but Men/Mixed will be split tomorrow in Gold and Silver.
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.