USA LEAD THE 420 FLEETS AFTER 8 RACES AT YOUTH WORLDS IN CHINA
Sailing in another variable 6-12 knot easterly breeze was what the 374 sailors from 60 nations had to contend with, but it clearly suited the American teams.
Twin sisters Carmen and Emma Cowles (USA) continued their fine form in the Girl's 420, picking up another pair of seconds.
They are 12 points clear of Violette Dorange and Camille Orion (FRA), who finished third and first in both races on Thursday. The Americans have a disqualification, which they currently discard, hanging over their heads so they will have to tread carefully on the final day to ensure there are no slip ups. However, they will feel confident as the French also have a discarded disqualification.
Arianna Passamonti and Giulia Fava (ITA) and Linoy Korn and Yael Steigman (ISR), who are separated by three points, will fight for the final podium spot on Friday.
A cracking performance from Croatia's Antonia Kustera and Maris Basic in race 7 gave the pair the race win, in a massive escalation in race strategy.
420 Girls - Provisional Results after 8 Races
1. Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles (USA) - 12 pts
2. Violette Dorange/Camille Orion (FRA) - 24 pts
3. Arianna Passamonti/Giulia Fava (ITA) - 34 pts
4. Linoy Korn/Yael Steigman (ISR) - 37 pts
5. Hatty Morsley/Pippa Cropley (GBR) - 44 pts
The lead in the Boy's 420 continues to change hands but Thomas Rice and Trevor Bornarth will head into the final day in pole position.
Rice and Bornarth took a second and discard their tenth, which gives them a single point lead over Australia's Otto Henry and Rome Featherstone, who went 1-11. Israel's Ido Bilik and Noam Homri are four points off the leaders.
Poland's Seweryn Wysokinski and Mateusz Jankowski have been making solid progress throughout the Championship, counting four top ten finishes including a win in today's race 8 which has held them in fifth overall and in with a shot at the podium.
420 Boys - Provisional Results after 8 Races
1. Thomas Rice/Trevor Bornarth (USA) - 33 pts
2. Otto Henry/Rome Featherstone (AUS) - 34 pts
3. Ido BILIK/Noam Homri (ISR) - 37 pts
4. Enzo Balanger/Gaultier Tallieu (FRA) - 45 pts
5. Seweryn Wysokinski/Mateusz Jankowski (POL) - 53 pts
The following nations are competing in the 420 Girls and 420 Boys events:
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, USA and US Virgin Islands.
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