STAGE SET FOR 420 TEAM RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN ITALY
Teams from host nation Italy will be joined by multiple teams from Great Britain and Spain for the second edition of the 420 Team Racing Worlds at Campione, Italy.
The line-up of six teams each consists of three boats with no more than 4 persons in a team of the same gender and all aged under 21 years old. Teams will face off in head to head battles as they advance through a series of flights to decide the winner. The thirty-six sailors are a mix of highly experienced team racers and well known faces in the 420 Class, so it will be interesting to see where the dominance on the race track unfolds.
|ESP 1 - RCNGC||ESP 2 - CATALUNYA|
|Elias Aretz (male)||Elisanda Ramola (female)|
|Helenio Woyos (male)||Alex Bruvert (male)|
|Luis Doreste (male)||Max Urquiz (male)|
|Julio Alonso (female)||Eduard Ferrer (male)|
|Marta Caba (female)||Carlos De Maqua (male)|
|Pilar Caba (female)||Iset Segura (female)|
|GBR 1 - WKD||GBR 2 - CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY|
|Octavia Owen (female)||Rachel Tilley (female)|
|Amber Riggs (female)||George Hopes (male)|
|Ruby Riggs (female)||Josh Adams (male)|
|Hebe Hemming (female)||Robbie Gilmore (male)|
|Miles Jones (male)||Gregory Sale (male)|
|Harley Stone (male)||Catriona Wallace (female)|
|GBR 3 - DON'T KILL MY GYBE||ITA 1|
|Aladair Ireland (male)||Rocco Attili (male)|
|Philippa Benson (female)||Matteo Pincherle (male)|
|Jamie Webb (male)||Paolo Iacchia (male)|
|Joe Burns (male)||Bianca Crugnola (female)|
|Ryan Orr (male)||Francesca Campri (female)|
|Jenny Smallwood (female)||David Manzari (male)|
Spain won the 2015 420 Team Racing World Championships, dominating over Italy in the finals, and this year has upped their quota, sending two teams to bring home the World Championship title, ESP1 – RCNGC and ESP2 – Catalunya.
Racing on Lake Garda, with the dramatic cliff backdrop, is renowned to be tricky as the breeze bounces off the cliff face, and the forecast ahead looks set to be light throughout the Championship. Sailors of the lake say, "Every shore and place on the lake has its own wind!!!"
Racing in brand new 420s supplied by Nautivela, the boats are exactly the same, ensuring success is all about skill and teamwork.
About Team Racing
Team racing is a fast paced racing style, demanding excellent boat handling, rapid tactical decision making, and expert knowledge of the rules. The sailors in each team aim for a winning combination of places. The key to success is grouping skills into a coordinated attack.
The scoring system is the same as fleet racing with one point for first, two for second and so on, and team with the lowest total number of points wins.
The format of racing consists of a number of round robins, where teams are split into groups and race each team in their group. These groups are reshuffled at the end of each round so that the best teams move to the top and teams of similar ability get to race each other. After a number of rounds, the teams progress to knock-out stages, usually consisting of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.
About the 2016 420 Team Racing Worlds
Taking place from 31 August to 3 September 2016, the 2016 420 Team Racing Worlds is organized by Circolo Vela Gargnano with Univela Sailing s.s.d.r.l. in association with the Italian 420 Class Association, under the authority of the International 420 Class Association and with the permission of the Italian Sailing Federation.