Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Warehouse Sale

420 World and Ladies World Championships Open Day 2

by International 420 Class Association on 27 Jul 2013
420 Open Fleet - 420 World and Ladies World Championships Open 2013 Jose Jordan
420 World and Ladies World Championships Open second day of competition saw a top performance from Chile’s Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch in the 420 Ladies securing them two race wins, whilst best performance of the day in the 420 Open went to Spain’s José Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila who scored a 2,3.

Fleets were postponed ashore waiting for the wind to materialize, before racing got underway mid-afternoon averaging about 8 knots, but fluctuating between 6-10 knots with the scheduled 2 races completed for all fleets.

Before heading out to race, all teams, coaches and officials gathered at midday around the half-staff flags on the Championship flagpole to respect a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the train crash in Galicia, Spain.


420 Open
Pocketing a win in race three pushed Italy’s Gianmaria Caiconti/Edoardo Portoraro briefly into top spot on the leaderboard, before Brazil’s overnight leaders Tiago Brito/Andrei Kneipp fought back to claim the leader’s yellow bibs going into day three. Moving up into third overall on the leaderboard are Spain’s José Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila who shift up from fifth yesterday.

Hard to believe that the ISAF Youth Worlds were the first international 420 event for Japan’s Ibuki Koizumi/Tsubasa Arioka who finished fourth in Cyprus and so far are fourth on the leadboard in the 420 Open fleet, after posting two more top 10 results today. The pair have been sailing a 420 together for 18 months and have got very good very quickly, which they put down to many years experience racing on the Optimist and Flying Junior pathway.

'We are lightweight, so the conditions are great for us,' said Koizumi, 'but it is very difficult out there.' With a big smile, he concluded, 'We want to achieve a medal here.'


Different winners for each race across the three fleets, including the USA’s Will Logue/Drew Lorenz who were stoked with their win in race three, although popped out further back to finish 26th in race four.

'We were really excited with that result. This is my second World Championship and first in the 420, having previously gone to an Opti Worlds. We have been in the 420 six months together and are happy with today and feel that we can only improve from hereon.' Commenting on the their approach to the race, Logue added, 'It wasn’t too tough as we could see the wind was going to go left so started as the first boat at the pin and came out at a really nice speed and came across the middle and did 4 or 5 tacks to round the windward mark in second, with the Japanese just in front of us.'

Clearly an admirer of the Japanese pair, Logue added, 'They are really good and really strong downwind. The Brazilian team are really, really good too – I don’t think we will be catching them though,' before concluding, 'any team in this fleet could win a race.'

To ensure a high quality of racing, entries at the 420 Worlds are limited to seven teams per nation in each of the Open and Ladies events, and 14 per event for the host nation. Most teams have had to advance through a strict national selection criteria to qualify to the 420 Worlds, ensuring the best of the best young sailors are facing each other on the race course.

420 Ladies – Leaderboard Top 10
1. Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo Cirillo (ITA) – 10 pts
2. Paula Barceló/Margarita Alba (ESP) – 11 pts
3. Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch (CHI) – 21 pts
4. Sara Scotto Di Vettimo/Vittoria Barbiero (ITA) – 24 pts
5. Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew (SIN) – 25 pts
6. Annabel Cattermole/Brioin Bennett Yoid (GBR) – 26 pts
7. Carmen Davila/Julia Davila (ESP) – 27 pts
8. Karen Yohana Simoni/Aurora Migani (ITA) – 36 pts
9. Ilaria Paternoster/Benedetta di Salle (ITA) – 42 pts
10. Marta Garrido/Marta Rodriguez (ESP) – 42 Overall results

upffront 660x82T Clewring AC72Southern Spars - 100

Related Articles

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Crew catch up - Meet Dhruv Boruah
After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations After crew members have completed their global ocean adventure, some go back to their previous lives and occupations, some decide on a future in the marine industry, some take time out to assess their next move in life and others seek their next challenge.
Posted today at 5:49 am
Changing of the Guard at Melges 20 Worlds, Freides takes over
The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship featured two races under shifty conditions 2016 Melges 20 World Championship - The second day of racing at the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino featured two races under shifty conditions, shaking up the standings and making Drew Freides' Pacific Yankee the new leader with a one point advantage over Michael Illbruck on Pinta now seated in second place.
Posted today at 4:40 am
Young sailors praised for huge achievement at ASTO Small Ships Race
21 teams taking part paraded through Gosport after being welcomed to the coastal town by Gosport Mayor Cllr Lynn Hook. The 21 teams taking part paraded through Gosport after being welcomed to the coastal town by Gosport Mayor Cllr Lynn Hook, who told the crews it was a “huge achievement” to sail overnight from Dartmouth to Gosport.
Posted on 26 Aug
Vendée Globe – Yann Eliès and his team relaunch 60-ft IMOCA in Lorient
Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses. Yann is now on the final stretch before the event and will be taking part in the three training courses organised at the Finistère Ocean Racing Centre in Port-la-Forêt (Brittany). He will also take part in the Azimut Trophy. Yann Eliès tells us about the work that has been done and what lies ahead in the final part of his preparation.
Posted on 26 Aug
Vendée Globe – A long trip between France and Iceland for Heerema
After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. After completing two solo transatlantic crossings in the spring, Pieter Heerema is currently on his third major trip. Thanks to this voyage from France to Iceland and back, the Dutch skipper is finding out more about No Way Back, the new generation IMOCA on which he will line up on 6th November
Posted on 26 Aug
Phoenix returns and Cayard is back for the TP52 World Championships
Richard Cohen will compete at the championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. The carefully assembled team includes a core group of sailors who have many years of experience in the class, but Cayard cautions that their initial objective is to learn and improve together in line with their long term goal, to be competitive on the 2017 52 Super Series.
Posted on 26 Aug
Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Cascais 2016 World Championship
Entry list is packed with round the world sailors, Olympic medalists, and top keelboat sailors, with 14 races scheduled. A superb fleet of 75 teams have entered from 13 nations, including the reigning champion crew from France who are back with new helmsman, young French 49er helm Gabriel Skoczek. The new team showed form by winning the Portuguese Nationals in June against many of the top contenders.
Posted on 26 Aug
Best pictures of the first 4 Acts of the Extreme Sailing Series™
An influx of fresh talent have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40. An influx of fresh talent, new venues and a revised race format have all added to the hype, but the greatest evolution is the replacement of the Extreme 40 by a smaller, faster catamaran: the flying GC32.
Posted on 25 Aug
Return to Russia for the Extreme Sailing Series™
Joining the fleet as the season heads into its second half is Gazprom Team Russia, led by WMRT champion, Phil Robertson. With one week to go, the fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world’s best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing for the one of the trickiest venues of the season so far.
Posted on 25 Aug
Normandy Channel Race to kick off next month
Race will kick off on 11 September. Created back in 2010 by Manfred Ramspacher the event has been quick to win acclaim. Indeed, every edition has not only crowned a rising star of international offshore racing, but also given rise to some fantastic on-the-water tussles throughout what is a fascinating course, spanning over 1,000 miles close to the coastlines of Normandy, England and Ireland.
Posted on 24 Aug