Martinetti holds lead at Sunfish Worlds

Published on October 26th, 2021

Sarasota, FL (October 26, 2021) – The second day of the 2021 Sunfish World Championship had 7-12 knots out of the northwest with lot of holes on the course and shifts that needed to be managed. With four more races completed, Ecuadorian Jonathan Martinetti held on to his Day 1 lead.

“It’s an over used phrase, but today was Chamber of Commerce conditions on Sarasota Bay,” remarked ISCA President Rich Chapman (Libertyville, IL).

Martinetti maintained his dominance today with a 1-2-1-2, discarding a 3rd after seven races to hold a 10.5 point lead over Jean Paul De Trazegnies from Peru, also sailing extremely consistently with scores today of 3-6-2-4 in the 100-boat fleet.

These two, with the other four in the top-10, are indicative of the powerful Sunfish classes in South America. Included in that list is Caterina Romero from Peru currently sitting in seventh place and the top of the many women sailors competing.

In third place is USVI sailor Peter Stanton, a full 20 points behind De Trazegnies followed by Americans David Mendelblatt and Connor Blouin in fourth and fifth respectively.

“Managing the shifts was key,” said Bruce Bingman who oversaw the top of the course from the mark boat. “Staying in phase during the frequent oscillations made the difference between a strong and weak result.”

Tomorrow’s wind isn’t forecast to fill in until the afternoon so a shoreside postponement may be the call in the morning.

The 50th edition is being held on October 25-29 with a layday on October 28. A total of 12 races are scheduled to be raced.

Event informationRace detailsResults

Day Two Results (Top 10 of 100; 7 races, 1 discard)
1. Jonathan Martinetti , ECU – 2 -1 -[3] -1 -2 -1 -2 ; 9
2. Jean Paul De Trazegnies , PER – 3.5/RDG -5 -2 -3 -[6] -2 -4 ; 19.5
3. Peter Stanton , ISV – 6 -2 -14 -8 -4 -[19] -6 ; 40
4. David Mendelblatt , USA – 8 -14 -7 -[26] -3 -3 -13 ; 48
5. Conner Blouin , USA – 4 -18 -1 -[101/DNS] -1 -27 -5 ; 56
6. Jose Daniel Hernandez , GUA – 19 -20 -[22] -6 -7 -4 -1 ; 57
7. Caterina Romero , PER – 5 -4 -[20] -13 -10 -7 -20 ; 59
8. Ricky Welch , USA – 17 -10 -5 -4 -[21] -15 -11 ; 62
9. Simon Gomez , COL – 12 -9 -11 -11 -5 -20 -[30] ; 68
10. Matias Dyck , ECU – 1 -3 -8 -14 -25 -[37] -21 ; 72

Source: ISCA

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