USA REMAIN DOMINANT IN 420 BOYS, POLAND'S DEFENDING CHAMPIONS REGAIN CONTROL IN GIRLS
Race day 3 at the 2016 AON Youth Sailing World Championship in New Zealand saw a day of opposites on the Hauraki Gulf, as light north winds replaced the strong southerly winds that have been a feature of the first two race days,
In the 420 Girls, Poland's 2015 Youth Worlds 420 champions Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik moved themselves up in to a great position to defend their title. The Polish team are top thanks to their consistent form. On day three they bagged themselves a bullet before slipping to 15th, which they now discard. Italy's Alexandra Stalder/Silvia Speri are their nearest rivals just four points back in second. A huge leap up the leaderboard goes to Sofie Schone/Line Thieleman (GER) who took out a 2,1 scorecard, rewarding them with thrid place just 7 points behind the Italians.
420 Girls - Overall Results after 6 races
1. Julia Szmit/Hanna Dzik (POL) - 16 pts
2. Alexandra Stalder/Silvia Speri (ITA) - 20 pts
3. Sofie Schone/Line Theielmann (GER) - 27 pts
4. Kathryn Hall/Ashton Borcherding (USA) - 28 pts
5. Violette Dorange/Camille Orion (FRA) - 32 pts
6. Olivia Belda/Marina Arndt (BRA) - 33 pts
7. Camila Barletta/Micaela Del Pero (ARG) - 33 pts
8. Linoy Korn/Omer Bilia (ISR) - 35 pts
9. Isabel Davies/Gemma Keers (GBR) - 37 pts
10. Courtney Reynolds-Smith/Brianna Reynolds-Smith (NZL) - 39 pts
A bullet and a discarded seventh keep USA's Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin at the top of the boy's 420 fleet. The top three are close on points though as Israel's Ido Bilik and Ofek Shalgi are just two points back. Argentina's Fausto Peralta/Martin Arroyo Verdi (ARG) are three points behind the Americans.
Moving up inside the leaderboard top 10, are Switzerland's Maxime Bachelin/Arndo de Planta and Uruguay's Nicolas Radovitzky/Martin Radovitzky (URU).
420 Boys - Overall Results after 6 races
1. Wiley Rogers/Jack Parkin (USA) - 13 pts
2. Ido Bilik/Ofek Shalgi (ISR) - 17 pts
3. Fausto Peralta/Martin Arroyo Verdi (ARG) - 20 pts
4. Gustavo Abdulklech/Pietro Geronimi (BRA) - 28 pts
5. Nikolaus Kampelmuhler/Niklas Haberl (AUT) - 32 pts
6. Enrique Lujan/Pablo Lujan (ESP) - 33 pts
7. Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando (ITA) - 34 pts
8. Maxime Bachelin/Arndo de Planta (SUI) - 43 pts
9. Robbie King/Marcus Tressler (GBR) - 44 pts
10. Nicolas Radovitzky/Martin Radovitzky (URU) - 47 pts
420 Class coach Nikos Drougkas (GRE) is on site throughout the Championship, running daily video briefings, to highlight areas of improvement, mistakes and of course those perfectly executed moves. Drougkas' coaching fees and flights are funded by the International 420 Class Association, with the Organizers providing accommodation and food.
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