2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Denmark, France, Australia and USA are fighting for a place in the ISAF Youth Match Race World Championship final.
Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) leads Pierre Quiroga (FRA) 2-0, and Sam Gilmour (AUS) leads Nevin Snow (USA) 2-0 in the semi-finals.
In quarter final one it was Aschenbrenner against Tyler Rice (ISV), in the first two matches Rice took a penalty leaving Aschenbrenner to convincingly win three - zero. In the second pair it was Gilmour against Valerio Galati (ITA). Gilmour took the first two matches, but Galati fought back in the third, and took a win. In the fourth match Gilmour started with the starboard advantage, and used that to take the lead and the win.
The Third pair was Chris Steele (NZL) against Snow, the American skipper was strong in the first two matches, but Steele fought back in the third. Snow succeeded in the fourth confirming his place in the semi-finals. In the fourth pair Quiroga was convincing against Mark Lees (GBR), taking a sweeping three - zero win.
The semi-finals were raced to two points today, leaving some matches for tomorrow. Currently Aschenbrenner leads Quiroga two - zero, and Gilmour is ahead of Snow also with a two - zero lead.
After the semi-finals started the matches for places five - eight were run. On the top for the fifth place came Lees, following him in sixth was Galati, seventh Steele, and an eighth for Rice.
The racing continues Sunday 09:30 local time with a packed program of semi-finals, the final and the petit final.
Results for places 5-15:
5 Mark Lees, GBR
6 Valerio Galati, ITA
7 Chris Steele, NZL
8 Tyler Rice, ISV
9 Markus Ronnberg, FIN
10 Nelson Mettraux, SUI
11 Philip Bendon, IRL
12 Jakob Klitte, SWE
13 Florian Haufe, GER
14 Vladislav Abramov, RUS
15 Slawomir Plichta, POL