09 Jul 2021
Superb sailing conditions on fifth day of racing in Sanremo
A strong and steady wind of 14-20 knots blowing today allowed three new races to be added to scores on a fantastic fifth day of sailing at the 2021 420 World Championships in Italy.
The Women and Under 17 championships have reached now 10 races in total, while the Gold and Silver Men/Mixed fleets count 9.
We’re ready now to face the last races tomorrow, deciding our new 2021 420 World champions!
Race day 5 results - 2021 420 World Championships
Bad day today for the overnight Under 17 leaders Jaime Ayarza / Mariano Hernandez ESP, scoring a 3-50-30 that displaces them from the leadership for the first time in the event, being now 4th overall (3rd Men) with 71 points. Freddie Parkin / Thomas Widden USA are the new leaders now after scoring a terrific 1-1-1 today and moving to the top of fleet with 48 points and an 18 discard. Women’s U17 leaders Maria Perello / Marta Cardona ESP are second overall with 58 and a 16 discard. Third place overall for Marc Mesquida / Ramon Jaume ESP with 59 and a BFD-68 discard.
Great day also for the USA team on the Women’s championship, with Vanessa Lahrkamp / Katherine McNamara USA scoring a 1-1-3 and climbing to the first spot with 27 points. Overnight leaders Neus Ballester / Andrea Perello ESP are now second with 37. Apolline Benoit / Ambre Monnier FRA complete the provisional podium on third with 56.
Finally, the Men/Mixed championship is also led by the United States, with Tommy Sitzmann / Luke Woodworth USA consolidating their first position after winning all the last 6 races! They head the fleet with 20 points and a 13 discard, followed by Ange Delerce / Timothee Rossi FRA (33 points - 22 discard) and Alberto Morales / Miguel Bethencourt ESP (37 points - 19 discard).
211 boats are participating of this 2021 420 World Championships at Marina Degli Aregai in Italy, organised by Yacht Club Sanremo.
Tomorrow will be the last day of the event and the intention of the RC is to run 2 races for the Women and U17 and 3 for the Men/Mixed in order to complete all 12 races scheduled. First warning signal is scheduled for 11:00.
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Report by Agustín Argüelles | Photos: Andrea Lelli.