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2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race

'Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew (SIN)'    Christian Beeck

2014 420 World Championships - Top performance of the day goes to Singapore’s Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew who knocked out back to back race wins from the two races, in a fleet containing some of their closest rivals and leap to the front of the 420 Ladies leaderboard. No wonder the pair were honoured as Singapore’s National Sports Team of the Year just a few months back.

Racing got underway in a stable breeze of around nine knots and a short, steep chop on both the 420 Open and 420 Ladies course areas for the 195 teams from 27 nations on day two at the 2014 420 World and Ladies World Championships in Travemuende, Germany.

Race Day 2 -  Christian Beeck  


A pretty balanced race course with no side favoured over the other, put the focus on boat speed, tactics and securing your lane, with the chop adding to the skills needed to keep going fast in the marginal wiring conditions.

In the 420 Open fleet, overnight leaders Adrian Dominguez/Calixto Abalo (ESP) retain control by the narrowest of tiebreak advantages, sitting on equal points with team mates Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila.

Daichi Takayama/Syota Nakano (JPN) -  Christian Beeck  


420 Open

Some new faces at the front of the fleet in today’s two races in the 111 boat 420 Open fleet. The strength of talent is enormous and so far only one team has managed to finish in the top three for more than one race –series leaders Adrian Dominguez/Calixto Abalo (ESP). It is an understatement to say that the world’s best 420 sailors are competing – it is a fact.

'We didn’t expect to do so well, 'explained Abalo. 'We are going quite fast and we think we can do it, but the Championship is long so we will see.' The team who have been together three years, rank their top performance as winning the under 19 category at the Spanish Nationals last year.

The blue fleet started first at 1305 hours, with the Greek pair of Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris making it look easy as they controlled the fleet from start to finish. All change in race four though, as they finished outside the top ten and then added a discretionary penalty to their scoreline, but they still hold firm inside the top ten at eighth overall. New Zealand’s Sam Barnett/Zak Merton took over the front of the fleet in race four, chased hard by Diogo Periera/Manuel Macedo (POR) and Augustin Romero/Fermin Jacobs (ARG). Their winning result helped propel the Kiwis from 61st going into the day to 34th by the end, nicely inside the gold fleet 56 boat cut.

Francisco António Kilombo/Francisco Kapusso Artur (ANG) -  Christian Beeck  


The yellow fleet started after the blue fleet, with Wiley Rogers/Ian Robinson (USA) taking the early lead up the windward leg in race three, pushed by Malaysia’s Muhamad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz, silver medallists at the ISAF Youth Worlds, and Israel’s Ido Bilik/Ofek Shalgi. Down to the gate of the inner loop course, and it was all change with Robin Follin/Tao Manni (FRA) finding the puffs and the pace to move to the front of the pack, chased by Bilik/Shaigi with the two holding firm in the same order to the finish.

Wise insight after racing today from the USA’s Jack Parkin/Florian Eenkema Van Dijk who are a perfect example of the depth of quality in the fleet, as they bounce around on a scoreline of 27, a perfect win, and a 26, 19 in races three and four, to end day two in 27th.

'Because it is so close and competitive there is simply no room for error,' commented Eenkema Van Dijk, as he compared their win in race two with today’s scores. 'Today we were a little off the pace and it is really hard to come back. It is tricky, everyone is really smart and really quick. The margin for error is just really, really minimal. Yesterday was perfect and we came out on top, but today we fell back a bit and once you fall back, it is hard to come back.'

Kimonas Iskhakis/Orestis Batsis (GRE) -  Christian Beeck  


The USA team are competing off the back of a 13th place finish at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Portugal, with the close timeframe of the two world-class events adding to the pressure of competition. 'It is easy to get stressed, but at this level you have to perform under pressure,' said Eenkema Van Dijk. 'Everyone is at the same level and you have to trust in your preparation,'

Reflecting on racing so far, Eenkema Van Dijk put his finger on the pulse of what competing is all about, 'We are 390 sailors, we are all the same age, we all want to have a good time and even if you don’t sail as well as you want, it is all about having fun, enjoying the sport, getting better each day and meeting new people. I don’t think any other sport gives the opportunity for us to meet each other like sailing.'

Defending World Champions Xavier Antich/Pedro Terrones are still struggling with their pace in the lighter winds, as their weight optimized to their 470 campaign puts them at a disadvantage in the predominantly junior fleet and they sit in 21st overall.

With a slightly different order, the same teams hold firm in the top 10 after today’s races, with the exception of Israel’s Nitai Hasson/Yoav Shpilman who move up to tenth from their 8,12 scoreline today.

420 Open –Top 10 Overall after Four Races

1. Adrian Dominguez/Calixto Abalo (ESP) – 19 pts
2. Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila (ESP) – 19 pts
3. Edoardo Ferraro/Francesco Orlando (ITA) – 22 pts
4. Jia Yi Loh/Jonathan Yeo (SIN) – 24 pts
5. Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes (FRA) – 26 pts
6. Muhamad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syuki Abdul Aziz (MAS) – 30 pts
7. Maxime Pedron/Eliott Michal (FRA) – 31 pts
8. Aggelos Arvanitis/Theofanis Kanakaris (GRE) – 33pts
9. Swann Hayewski/Alexis Thomas (FRA) – 37 pts
10. Nitai Hasson/Yoav Shpilman (ISR) – 38 pts

Participating nations in the 420 Open World Championship are:
Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.

Jose Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Dávila (ESP) -  Christian Beeck  


420 Ladies:

ISAF Youth World Gold Medallists Silvia Mas/Marta Davis from Spain asserted their authority on race day one, but today it was all change as rivals Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew (SIN) took over the race track and won races three and four in defining style to move to the front of the 84 boat 420 Ladies leaderboard.

The 420 Ladies yellow fleet fielded some of the closest matched teams, as the top three in the yellow fleet now find themselves dominating the overall leaderboard.

Singapore’s Lim is thrilled to be racing against rival Mas so early in the qualifying series, particularly as their friendship goes back long before the 420 to Optimist days. 'We have been really close to the Spanish girls over the past couple of years,' said Lim, who won the 2011 Optimist World Championships.

Leticia Nicolino/Mareana Gouvea (BRA) -  Christian Beeck  


'We have been at so many World Championships together and I have known Silvia since Optimists. It has been a long time. We have trained together and if tuning is not going right we ask each other. Having friends from overseas is really, really helpful. We have a close friendship, but compete really hard on the water, that’s for sure.'

Their pre-race game plan was the key to success, as Siew explained. 'We had our race planned before our starts. Both races were quite similar, so after our first race success we just followed the same plan and it worked out for us. Boat speed was quite important today as it was really choppy.'

'We did really well in the sense that we communicated during the race and after and we fed back to each other,' continued Siew. 'These are not conditions we are used to, so we have to talk a lot.'

A procession behind the Singapore team, as Italy’s Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo Cirillo finished in second place in each race and Spain’s Silvia Mas/Marta Davis claimed two third places.

In the 420 Ladies blue fleet, wins to Elena Picotti/Maria Coluzzi (ITA) and Carmen Davila/Julia Davila (ESP), who both move up within in the leaderboard top ten.

Silvia Mas/Marta Dávila (ESP) -  Christian Beeck  


Asian prowess continues in the leadearboard top 10, with Malaysia’s Nuraisyah Jamil/Umi Nurwahida Sallehuddin moving up to sixth overall from their seven, two results.

Early days, but don’t miss the four Spanish teams in the top ten which is testament to the nation’s pedigree in the 420 and, combined with Spain's results in the 420 Open, currently puts them well on target to retain the Francis Mouvet Trophy as top overall nation, which they won in 2013 and 2012.

420 Ladies – Top 10 Overall after Four Races

1. Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew (SIN) – 9 pts
2. Silvia Mas/Marta Davila (ESP) - 11 pts
3. Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo Cirillo (ITA) – 12 pts
4. Carmen Davila/Julia Davila (ESP) – 20 pts
5. Paula Barcelo/Margarita Alba (ESP) – 26 pts
6. Nuraisyah Jamil/Umi Nurwahida Sallehuddin (MAS) – 27 pts
7. Elena Picotti/Maria Coluzzi (ITA) – 28 pts
8. Sarah Norbury/Mari Davis (GBR) – 30 pts
9. Souzana Bakatsia/Nikoletta Papageorgiou (GRE) – 35 pts
10. Maria Caba/Carla Diaz (ESP) – 35 pts

Participating nations in the 420 Ladies World Championship are:
Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.

Marta Garrido/Marta Rodríguez (ESP) -  Christian Beeck  


Just two more races tomorrow to complete the qualifying series and for teams to make the cut to the gold and silver fleets for the final six races series. After race five, the single discard comes in, so expect massive shuffling on the leaderboard as teams discount their worst result. A reserve day is scheduled on Thursday, ahead of the final series getting underway on Friday 1 August 2014.

Restricted entry quotas heighten the national rivalry to even qualify to the 420 Worlds, as each nation is only permitted seven entries in the each of the 420 Open and 420 Ladies events. The only exceptions are for host nation, Germany, with fourteen entries and a spot is reserved for the defending World Champions, which in the 420 Open are Xavier Antich/Pedro Terrones from Spain.

Racing Schedule for Wednesday 30 July

Racing for the 420 Open and 420 Ladies is scheduled to start at 1300 hours with two races for each fleet.

420 Open Complete Results: 

Nr Bow Nr Sail Number Skipper Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 T N  
1
 
025  ESP 53140 Liceo Casino de Vilagarcía 2.0 1.0 9.0 7.0 19.0 19.0
2
 
028  ESP 55289   4.0 8.0 3.0 4.0 19.0 19.0
3
 
036  ITA 55282   1.0 4.0 7.0 10.0 22.0 22.0
4
 
104  SIN 53658   1.0 5.0 10.0 8.0 24.0 24.0
5
 
062  FRA 55096 SR Antibes 4.0 8.0 4.0 10.0 26.0 26.0
6
 
108  MAS 55154 Malaysia 6.0 11.0 5.0 8.0 30.0 30.0
7
 
058  FRA 54286 SR Antibes 11.0 3.0 12.0 5.0 31.0 31.0
8
 
078  GRE 55291   5.0 14.0
DPI
1.0 13.0
DPI
33.0 33.0
9
 
063  FRA 55226 SR Rochelaise 2.0 15.0 4.0 16.0 37.0 37.0
10
 
093  ISR 54144 sdit yam 3.0 15.0 8.0 12.0 38.0 38.0
11
 
070  POR 55029 Clube Naval de Cascais 10.0 26.0
DPI
2.0 2.0 40.0 40.0
12
 
079  BRA 52523 Clube dos Jangadeiros 14.0 6.0 14.0 11.0 45.0 45.0
13
 
094  ISR 54148 haifa 10.0 17.0 2.0 18.0 47.0 47.0
14
 
012  GER 55357 NRV 11.0 19.0 5.0 12.0 47.0 47.0
15
 
004  GER 54347 BYC 24.0 7.0 13.0 6.0 50.0 50.0
16
 
026  ESP 54544   20.0 16.0 16.0 2.0 54.0 54.0
17
 
050  GBR 54947 Port Dinorwic SC 14.0 14.0 6.0 21.0 55.0 55.0
18
 
059  FRA 54512 CN Sainte-Maxime 19.0 12.0 1.0 24.0 56.0 56.0
19
 
113  HKG 54935 RHKYC 17.0 9.0 25.0 5.0 56.0 56.0
20
 
099  ARG 54245 Yacht Club Argentino 16.0 22.0 20.0 3.0 61.0 61.0
21
 
024  ESP 52781   8.0 26.0 13.0 15.0 62.0 62.0
22
 
100  ARG 54841 Yacht Club Argentino 38.0 2.0 11.0 14.0 65.0 65.0
23
 
039  AUT 54781 YCP 17.0 14.0 19.0 15.0 65.0 65.0
24
 
055  JPN 54628 Sairin 37.0 18.0 8.0 7.0 70.0 70.0
25
 
103  SUI 52967   7.0 16.0 15.0 33.0 71.0 71.0
26
 
075  GRE 54359   13.0 5.0
DPI
37.0 17.0 72.0 72.0
27
 
021  USA 55162 Riverside YC 27.0 1.0 26.0 19.0 73.0 73.0
28
 
089  IRL 54417 Howth YC 13.0 19.0 15.0 26.0 73.0 73.0
29
 
037  ITA 55292   21.0 25.0 3.0 30.0 79.0 79.0
30
 
087  CHI 52534 CYA 3.0 27.0 27.0 22.0 79.0 79.0
31
 
014  GER 55362 YCSS 22.0 2.0 34.0 22.0 80.0 80.0
32
 
049  GBR 54481 Warsash Sailing Club 15.0 23.0 18.0 24.0 80.0 80.0
33
 
051  GBR 55242 Royal Southern YC 5.0 41.0 7.0 28.0 81.0 81.0
34
 
052  NZL 54589 Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club 6.0 57.0
BFD
22.0 1.0 86.0 86.0
35
 
064  FRA 55229 CVSAE 23.0 30.0 11.0 23.0 87.0 87.0
36
 
027  ESP 54891   8.0 46.0 9.0 25.0 88.0 88.0
37
 
047  GBR 54164 Royal Lymington YC 44.0 9.0 29.0 9.0 91.0 91.0
38
 
035  ITA 55223   20.0 6.0 32.0 34.0 92.0 92.0
39
 
007  GER 55233 DUYC 42.0 17.0 23.0 13.0 95.0 95.0
40
 
053  NZL 54845 Queen Charlotte Yacht Club/ Takapuna Boating Club/ MBSC 27.0 31.0 19.0 20.0 97.0 97.0
41
 
013  GER 55364 SCBC 22.0 7.0 23.0 47.0 99.0 99.0
42
 
074  GRE 54890   29.0 36.0
DPI
32.0 3.0 100.0 100.0
43
 
032  ITA 54901   33.0 32.0 22.0 13.0 100.0 100.0
44
 
020  USA 55145 TCYC 32.0 42.0 10.0 17.0 101.0 101.0
45
 
018  USA 54068 Pequot Yacht Club 28.0 57.0
BFD
17.0 1.0 103.0 103.0
46
 
091  IRL 54537 ^RCYC 15.0 27.0 31.0 31.0 104.0 104.0
47
 
112  HKG 54857 The Hong Kong Sea School 7.0 57.0
BFD
27.0 14.0 105.0 105.0
48
 
034  ITA 55100   41.0 18.0 38.0 9.0 106.0 106.0
49
 
006  GER 54691 DYC 21.0 10.0 34.0 41.0 106.0 106.0
50
 
081  BRA 52848 Audi YCSA sailing team 18.0 24.0 20.0 45.0 107.0 107.0
51
 
085  BRA 54840 Veleiros do Sul 35.0 29.0 25.0 18.0 107.0 107.0
52
 
110  ANG 55369 CNL 51.0 4.0 26.0 27.0 108.0 108.0
53
 
023  ESP 51694   19.0 22.0 42.0 28.0 111.0 111.0
54
 
031  ITA 53893   43.0 20.0 18.0 32.0 113.0 113.0
55
 
084  BRA 54644 Audi YCSA sailing team 34.0 39.0 21.0 19.0 113.0 113.0
56
 
029  ESP 55191   56.0
UFD
10.0 21.0 27.0 114.0 114.0
57
 
008  GER 55020 SYC 25.0 13.0 47.0 29.0 114.0 114.0
58
 
005  GER 54435 SCE 36.0 33.0 24.0 21.0 114.0 114.0
59
 
083  BRA 54642 Audi YCSA sailing team 43.0 31.0 14.0 29.0 117.0 117.0
60
 
105  SIN 54332   29.0 28.0 31.0 30.0 118.0 118.0
61
 
060  FRA 54562 CN ARS en Ré 25.0 36.0 6.0 52.0 119.0 119.0
62
 
095  TUR 54247 Turkish Sailing Team 26.0 37.0 50.0 6.0 119.0 119.0
63
 
098  ARG 53880 Yacht Club Argentino 45.0 30.0
DPI
30.0 16.0 121.0 121.0
64
 
077  GRE 55278   40.0 7.0
DPI
39.0 40.0 126.0 126.0
65
 
096  TUR 54288 Turkish Sailing Team 9.0 26.0 56.0
UFD
35.0 126.0 126.0
66
 
015  USA 53438 Norwalk YC 12.0 29.0 56.0
DSQ
31.0 128.0 128.0
67
 
003  GER 54346 BYCUE 31.0 45.0 16.0 36.0 128.0 128.0
68
 
045  GBR 52069 Warsash Sailing Club 46.0 46.0 12.0 25.0 129.0 129.0
69
 
010  GER 55028   12.0 39.0 43.0 37.0 131.0 131.0
70
 
019  USA 55175 Riverside YC 9.0 57.0
BFD
30.0 37.0
DPI
133.0 133.0
71
 
068  POR 54439 Clube Naval de Cascais 16.0 56.0
UFD
29.0 32.0 133.0 133.0
72
 
011  GER 55139 PYC 33.0 21.0 42.0 39.0 135.0 135.0
73
 
080  BRA 52526 Audi YCSA sailing team 30.0 32.0 40.0 37.0 139.0 139.0
74
 
082  BRA 52852 Clube Naval Charitas 35.0 44.0 24.0 38.0 141.0 141.0
75
 
056  JPN 54667 Hiroshima sailing Fed. 23.0 13.0
DPI
50.0 57.0
DSQ
143.0 143.0
76
 
088  IRL 51758 RCYC 45.0 21.0 28.0 49.0 143.0 143.0
77
 
057  JPN 54725 Yanagasaki Sailing 24.0 48.0 28.0 44.0 144.0 144.0
78
 
071  POR 55275 Clube de Vela Atlântico 38.0 40.0 44.0 26.0 148.0 148.0
79
 
097  ARG 52042 Yacht Club Argentino 34.0 47.0
DPI
48.0 20.0 149.0 149.0
80
 
086  AUS 55149 Black Rock YC and Mornington YC 54.0 35.0 37.0 23.0 149.0 149.0
81
 
061  FRA 55095 SR Antibes 57.0
DSQ
20.0 17.0 57.0
DSQ
151.0 151.0
82
 
022  CAN 53960 Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron 47.0 23.0 35.0 46.0 151.0 151.0
83
 
073  GRE 54291   57.0
DSQ
57.0
DSQ
35.0 4.0 153.0 153.0
84
 
030  ESP 55270   48.0 33.0 36.0 36.0 153.0 153.0
85
 
048  GBR 54464   39.0 43.0 41.0 33.0 156.0 156.0
86
 
076  GRE 54309   18.0 49.0
DPI
48.0 42.0 157.0 157.0
87
 
017  USA 54067 Riverside YC 26.0 41.0 43.0 47.0
DPI
157.0 157.0
88
 
002  GER 54183 MSC 31.0 25.0 52.0 50.0 158.0 158.0
89
 
069  POR 54696 Clube de Vela Atlântico 30.0 57.0
BFD
38.0 34.0 159.0 159.0
90
 
109  ANG 55499 CNIL 39.0 34.0 46.0 40.0 159.0 159.0
91
 
033  ITA 54907   56.0
UFD
13.0 49.0 43.0 161.0 161.0
92
 
072  GRE 52985   41.0 39.0
DPI
45.0 38.0 163.0 163.0
93
 
106  KOR 53875 KSAF 47.0 42.0 33.0 43.0
DPI
165.0 165.0
94
 
092  IRL 55281 HYC 36.0 57.0
BFD
36.0 39.0 168.0 168.0
95
 
054  JPN 54461 Wakayama Youth 32.0 30.0 56.0
UFD
51.0 169.0 169.0
96
 
046  GBR 52230 Largs SC 40.0 49.0 40.0 43.0 172.0 172.0
97
 
001  GER 54060 VSAW 44.0 35.0 53.0 42.0 174.0 174.0
98
 
090  IRL 54509 RCYC 37.0 36.0 47.0 54.0 174.0 174.0
99
 
040  AUT 54787 UYCBb 28.0 51.0 49.0 53.0 181.0 181.0
100
 
043  AUT 55103 SCTWV 49.0 43.0 41.0 48.0 181.0 181.0
101
 
101  POL 50258   52.0 40.0
DPI
44.0 49.0
DPI
185.0 185.0
102
 
065  POR 53968 Clube Naval de Cascais 42.0 57.0
BFD
33.0 56.0
DSQ
188.0 188.0
103
 
044  AUT 55268 UYCAS 48.0 40.0 56.0 49.0 193.0 193.0
104
 
009  GER 55022 MSC 50.0 38.0 55.0 51.0 194.0 194.0
105
 
038  AUT 54222 YCP 49.0 50.0 51.0 44.0 194.0 194.0
106
 
066  POR 54086 Sport Club de Porto 52.0 52.0 45.0 46.0 195.0 195.0
107
 
016  USA 53965 Riverside YC 50.0 57.0
BFD
39.0 50.0 196.0 196.0
108
 
067  POR 54196 Sporting Clube de Aveiro 51.0 44.0 54.0 48.0 197.0 197.0
109
 
042  AUT 55013 UYCAS 46.0 56.0
UFD
51.0 52.0 205.0 205.0
110
 
041  AUT 55012 YKA 53.0 57.0
BFD
46.0 53.0 209.0 209.0
111
 
102  POL 50259   53.0 55.0
DPI
52.0 56.0
DPI
216.0 216.0

420 Ladies Complete Results:
 
Nr Bow Nr Sail Number Skipper Club R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 T N  
1
 
81  SIN 54822   5.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 9.0 9.0
2
 
23  ESP 54635   4.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 11.0 11.0
3
 
28  ITA 54800 Sirena 7.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 12.0 12.0
4
 
24  ESP 55385   4.0 6.0 9.0 1.0 20.0 20.0
5
 
19  ESP 53162   7.0 4.0 4.0 11.0 26.0 26.0
6
 
84  MAS 55156 MALAYSIA 14.0 4.0 7.0 2.0 27.0 27.0
7
 
27  ITA 54551 F.V. Peschiera 15.0 9.0 1.0 3.0 28.0 28.0
8
 
39  GBR 54849 South Staffordshire SC 6.0 13.0 6.0 5.0 30.0 30.0
9
 
64  GRE 53460   1.0 23.0 5.0 6.0 35.0 35.0
10
 
21  ESP 53847   19.0 2.0 10.0 4.0 35.0 35.0
11
 
14  GER 55115 PWV 10.0 6.0 11.0 8.0 35.0 35.0
12
 
52  FRA 54546 UY Cannois 3.0 3.0 8.0 22.0 36.0 36.0
13
 
55  FRA 54902 SR Antibes 5.0 12.0 10.0 9.0 36.0 36.0
14
 
32  ITA 55101 C.V. 3V 3.0 3.0 13.0 19.0 38.0 38.0
15
 
31  ITA 54968