ILCA, I-420 join US Open San Francisco

Published on August 14th, 2021

San Francisco, CA (August 14, 2021) – The second day of 2021 US Open San Francisco expanded the racing as the ILCA 6, ILCA 4, and International 420 fleets joined the Open Formula Kite, iQFoil 9, and iQFoil 8 events as they continued their racing after posting five races each yesterday.

However, the wind and chop today may have surpassed those conditions as San Francisco Bay featured north / northwest winds at 15-25 knots with air temperatures in the mid to low 60s for most of the day.

iQFoil 9
Cristobal Hagerman Haro (Bahia de Banderas, Mexico) and Adrien Gaillard (Cozumel, Mexico) moved up the leaderboard in the iQFoil 9 event. Haro posted a 4-1-5-4-1 scoring line today and Gaillard posted 1-(6)-2-3-2 scores and both athletes have 20 points to take a six point lead over day one leader Xavier Ferlet (Santa Clarita, Calif.).

Six countries are represented in the Men’s iQFoil event, including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and South Africa.

iQFoil 8
After five more races in the iQFoil class, JP Lattanzi (Honolulu, Hawaii) continued to excel by winning four more races and he has now won eight of the first ten races of the regatta. Bryn Muller (Largo, Fla.) is the top women in the fleet and six points back, and Danicka Sailer (Honolulu, Hawaii) remains in third place.

Open Formula Kite
Kai Calder (Alameda, Calif.) took possession of first place in the Open Forumula Kite fleet. Calder was even on points with Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) and Markus Edegran (Rio Vista, Calif.) after yesterday’s racing. He posted scores of (3)-2-1-2-1 to take a two-point lead over Heineken and five points ahead of Edegran.

International 420
The I420 fleet tallied three races today to start the regatta. Jack Murphy (Hillsborough, Calif.) and Sawyer Bastian (San Jose, Calif.) took an early lead after winning the first two races of the event and placing second in Race 3. They lead Alec Van Kerckhove (Los Altos, Calif.) and Dylan Murphy (Menlo Park, Calif.) by four points. Kerckhove and Murphy won Race 3.

Results for the ILCA 4 and 6 fleets were not available at press time.

The West Marine US Open Sailing Series is the sixth and final event of the 2021 circuit with racing on August 13-15.

US Sailing launched the debut of the West Marine US Open Sailing Series at the beginning of 2021 with host yacht clubs in Florida including events in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Clearwater during January and February. The second half of the 2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series took a West Coast swing this summer with events in San Diego and Long Beach.

There is a lot at stake for many of the competing sailors as US Open Sailing San Francisco will be a Junior Pan Am Games selection event for the iQFoil and also be used in ranking sailors for the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships.

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Organized by US Sailing and host yacht clubs at venues in Florida and California, the inaugural 6-stage West Marine US Open Sailing Series seeks to fulfill demand for a racing and training platform based in the United States to provide a path to the Olympic Games for prospective athletes.

2021 West Marine US Open Sailing Series:
January 15-18: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
January 21-24: Miami, Florida
February 4-7: Clearwater, Florida
June 11-13: San Diego, California
July 9-11: Long Beach, California
August 13-15: San Francisco, California

Source: US Sailing

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