2013 Allen RS Feva Worlds day 2
by Golly Tucker on 24 Jul 2013
At the RS Feva Worlds, tension crackled just below the surface for the final three qualifying races. 12-15kts of seabreeze that kicked in at about 11am ensured that racing would once again be of the glorious variety. For most the day went like clockwork for some the pain of OCS or even protest enhanced the personal drama.
2013 Allen RS Feva Worlds Golly Tucker
The occasional little cumulus kept temperatures in check later in the afternoon. The local advice has it that two days of good seabreeze has a slightly cooling effect on the land meaning that the third day may have marginally less strong seabreeze – that’s the prediction then for the first day of the final series to be sailed in 57 boat Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets.
The fight at the top has been relentless. Margherita Porro and Francesca Andrea Dall’Ora and Elliott Wells and Jake Todd have traded blow for blow and are split on tie break rules. So it is the Italian girls that take the one pt non-discardable into the final series while the British boys take the two points.
Hannah Bristow and Bobby Hewitt take the three points forward while fast rising hotshots Courtney Bilbrough and Orla Mitchell from the Docklands have kept the reigning world champions Leonardo Stocchero and Gianluca Virgenti behind them for fourth and fifth respectively. Two other quick positions of merit: the Mifsud siblings from Malta making the top ten and the top Dutch boat Daan Dutilh and Roos v Lookeren Campagne in 12th.
Daily prizes for Monday were given for late night helpers tidying, teenage translating services, an on the water response survey to find the friendliest nation (the Czechs!), and for being the washdownhose god!
RS Feva Worlds 2013
Compagnia della Vela Grosseto
RS Feva Allen World Championships 2013 Q series
Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 171, Scoring system: Appendix A