USA rules the day at 420 Worlds
Published on July 9th, 2021
Marina Degli Aregai, Italy (July 9, 2021) – A strong and steady wind of 14-20 knots blowing today allowed three races to be added to scores on the fifth day at the 2021 420 World Championships.
The Women and Under 17 championships have reached now 10 races in total, while the Gold and Silver Men/Mixed fleets count 9, with tomorrow to be the final day.
It was a bad day today for the overnight Under 17 leaders Jaime Ayarza/ Mariano Hernandez (ESP), scoring a 3-50-30 that displaces them from the leadership for the first time in the event, being now 4th overall (3rd Men) with 71 points. Freddie Parkin/ Thomas Whidden (USA) are the new leaders now after scoring a terrific 1-1-1 today and moving to the top of fleet with 48 points.
Women’s U17 leaders Maria Perello/ Marta Cardona (ESP) are second overall with 58 points. Third place overall is Marc Mesquida/ Ramon Jaume (ESP) with 59.
It was a great day also for the USA team on the Women’s championship, with Vanessa Lahrkamp/ Katherine McNamara (USA) scoring a 1-1-3 and climbing to the first spot with 27 points. Overnight leaders Neus Ballester/ Andrea Perello (ESP) are now second with 37. Apolline Benoit/ Ambre Monnier (FRA) complete the provisional podium on third with 56.
Finally, the Men/Mixed championship is also led by the United States with Tommy Sitzmann/ Luke Woodworth (USA) consolidating their first position after winning all the last six races. They head the fleet with 20 points, followed by Ange Delerce/ Timothee Rossi (FRA) with 33 points and Alberto Morales/ Miguel Bethencourt (ESP) on 37 points.
Tomorrow will be the last day of the event and the intention of the RC is to run two races for the Women and U17 and three for the Men/Mixed in order to complete all 12 races scheduled. First warning signal is 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.