Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

420 World and Ladies World Championships- All change at the top

by International 420 Class Association on 29 Jul 2013
Tiago Brito and Andrei Kneipp BRA - 420 World and Ladies World Championships Open 2013 Jose Jordan
At the 2013 420 World and Ladies World Championships in Valencia, Spain the first two races of the final series got underway today and it was all change at the top of the leaderboard.

It may have been the pressure of the first day of finals, with the best sailors pooled together in the gold fleet, or the increase in breeze to around 22 knots - who knows - but there was shuffling around.

You could feel the increased anticipation in the boat park this morning as teams now focus on the sharp end of the
Championship, setting the scene for a thrilling day of racing with just six races to decide the podium places.

A lack of breeze kept the fleets postponed ashore this morning, with the postponement flag coming down at 1330. The Race Committee relocated the course areas to optimise the breeze, which then steadily started to fill in and was up to 20 knots by the second race starts of the day.

420 Open
Not a good day for the series leaders Tiago Brito/Andrei Kneipp of Brazil who, in complete contrast to their scoreline so far, failed to place above 10th at the finish. But the points buffer they have accumulated keeps them safely at the top of the leaderboard.

'Now it is much more complicated because we are fighting against the best of each group, but that's good because it the level is high and we really like this,' said Brito. 'We could go a little better but for now is fine. We need to be constant over the coming days. At the ISAF Youths, it was not very complicated with the wind, but now we have to fight against the older and stronger teams.'

With a 15, 5 scoreline the French pair of Sebastien Simon/Pierre Rhimbault retain their second place, with third and fourth on the leaderboard going to Spain’s José Manuel Ruiz/Fernando Davila and Xavier Antich/Pedro Terrones.

One of the biggest movers of the day having delivered their most consistent race performance are Frantzeskos Mpakatsias/Evaggelos Christopoulos-Timogiann from Greece who have propelled themselves up from 22nd to 10th on the leaderboard after winning race seven and following up with an eighth. The pair raced a strong series at the 2012 Worlds finishing in seventh and look set to repeat their form in Valencia.


The race eight win was in the hands of the Spain’s Xavier Antich/Pedro Terrones from Mallorca who have also shifted up a gear on the leaderboard rankings.

Reiner Eenkema van Dijk/Spencer McDonough of the USA head up the silver fleet, with the Bronze fleet led by Taylor Balogh/Samuel Lee of New Zealand.

420 Open – Leaderboard Top 10
1. Tiago Brito/Andrei Kneipp (BRA) – 24 pts
2. Sebastien Simon/Pierre Rhimbault (FRA) – 32 pts
3. José María Ruiz/Fernando Davila (ESP) – 38 pts
4. Xavier Antich/Pedro Terrones (ESP) – 40 pts
5. Diogo Pereira/Pedro Cruz (POR) – 46 pts
6. Wade Waddel/Henry Fernberger (USA) – 48 pts
7. Gianmaria Caiconti/Edoardo Portoraro (ITA) – 49pts
8. Rodrigo Ducasse/Francisco Ducasse (CHI) – 52 pts
9. Swann Hayewski/Alexis Thomas (FRA) – 53 pts
10. Frantzeskos Mpakatsias/Evaggelos Christopoulos-Timogiann (GRE) – 53 pts


420 Ladies
Consistency was the key to be amongst the leading pack in the overall standings, which is exactly what the British pair of Annabel Cattermole/Bryony Bennett-Lloyd delivered to take over the top of the leaderboard held since day one by Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo Cirillo of Italy.

'We have had quite a consistent day, we sail fast and we have good results so we are really happy. We have just got to stay there now,' said Bennett-Lloyd. The pair finished 12th at the ISAF Youth WorldsCattermole took over, adding,

'Today we had good winds, It was really nice to get some breeze which we like. It is like sailing back in England, the waves are quite big so we enjoy that.'

The British are the only team in the top 10 counting only one double-digit score, so consolidation is needed from the other teams as unless the British put a foot wrong, the rest of the fleet will find it incredibly tough to challenge Cattermole/Bennett-Lloyd.

The light weight crew combination of Omari/Russo Cirillo just couldn’t compete with the taller and heavier teams, knocking out a 15, 11 to drop them from first to fourth.


Moving on up are team mates Sara Scotto Di Vettimo/Vittoria Barbiero whose 1, 2 puts them in second overall, just one point off the British. Dropping down to third are one of yesterday’s star performers Paula Barceló/Margarita Alba of Spain who couldn’t quite find their form in the stronger breeze to finish in 24, 14.

Firmly back in the fight after yesterday’s drop down the leaderboard are Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch who have corrected their scoreline with two fourth places and move back up to fifth.

New Zealand’s Olivia Mackay/Abby Goodwin lead the silver fleet with two second places today. 'Today it was really good, we had the wind with us,' said Mackay. 'The conditions were different from the other days and I enjoyed it. I am really happy with our results and our performance at the World Championship.'

420 Ladies –Leaderboard Top 10
1. Annabel Cattermole/ Bryony Bennett -Lloyd (GBR) – 28 pts
2. Sara Scotto Di Vettimo/Vittoria Barbiero (ITA) – 29 pts
3. Paula Barceló/Margarita Alba (ESP) – 36 pts
4. Carlotta Omari/Francesca Russo Cirillo (ITA) – 38 pts
5. Nadja Horwitz/Carmina Malsch (CHI) – 42 pts
6. Kimberly Lim/Savannah Siew (SIN) – 45 pts
7. Ilaria Paternnoster/Di Salle Benedetta (ITA) – 51 pts
8. Zeynep Yentur/Deniz Gokmeral – 58 pts
9. Clara Addari/Arianna Perini (ITA) – 67 pts
10. Anna Bettoni/Sofia Carluccio (ITA) – 71 pts

Racing continues on Monday 29 July with two races scheduled for all fleets, with just four more races to go.

North Technology - Southern SparsPredictWind.com 2014Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82

Related Articles

World Sailing News - February 2017 and December 2016
Catch the latest World Sailing month video magazine - February 2017 edition Catch the latest World Sailing month video magazine - February 2017 edition is just out featuring a wrap-up of the main sailing events of the December-January period including Thomas Coville’s new world record; the 2016 AON Youth Worlds; Rolex Sydney Hobart, Vendee Globe updates and a spectacular 49er crash while training in 27kts plus and big seas.
Posted today at 3:07 am
You spin me right round
Vinyl records went the way of the dodo with first CDs, and then now with the likes of MP3 and streaming. Vinyl records went the way of the dodo with first CDs, and then now with the likes of MP3 and streaming. Recently, we have had unbelievable records set by Thomas Coville and then Armel Le Cléac’h. Soon (with over 1200nm in the bank as it were), it would seem to be the turn of the crew on board IDEC Sport for a record after their spin right round, as well. This is quite simply, terrific stuff.
Posted today at 12:56 am
Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC Sport expected in Brest on Thursday
The last few hours in the trade winds acted as a reminder that IDEC Sport needs to be tamed at times. The last few hours in the trade winds acted as a reminder that IDEC Sport needs to be tamed at times to avoid taking risks and suffering damage.
Posted on 22 Jan
Vendée Globe – Slow home run for Beyou
The quiet, still weather and pleasant winter sunshine has brought out huge Sunday crowds to the race village. The quiet, still weather and pleasant winter sunshine has brought out huge Sunday crowds to the race village pontoons at Port Olona, Les Sables d’Olonne.
Posted on 22 Jan
Jules Verne Trophy – Back in the trade winds and they're off again
This morning after 37 days at sea since leaving Brest, the crew on IDEC Sport is back up to steady speeds of 26-28 knots This morning after 37 days at sea since leaving Brest, the crew on IDEC Sport is back up to steady speeds of 26-28 knots.
Posted on 22 Jan
The closest three way battle in the history of Vendee Globe
Off the Cape Verde Islands, Louis Burton has finally got out of the Doldrums after three long days on a very slow course Jean-Pierre Dick, Yann Eliès and Jean Le Cam are engaged in the closest three way battle in the history of the solo round the world race as they pass the Azores archipelago between Graciosa and Florès on the heels of a vigorous depression giving them 30kts southerly winds.
Posted on 22 Jan
Final day at Quantum Key West Race Week with Nic Douglass
Final day at QKWRW did not disappoint. Needless to say, my first trip to Florida is one that will always be remembered. The final day at Quantum Key West Race Week did not disappoint. Needless to say, my first trip to Florida is one that will always be remembered.
Posted on 22 Jan
New record at Mount Gay Round Barbados Race
Andy Budgen sailing Mach 2 foiling Intl Moth Nano Project completed 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace Andy Budgen sailing his Mach 2 foiling International Moth Nano Project completed the 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace of 4 hours, 23 minutes, 18 seconds, to established the Absolute Foiling Monohull record. He also broke his own personal record time from a few years ago when he sailed his VO70 Monster Project into the record books for the Absolute Monohull Record.
Posted on 22 Jan
Day 77 – Ninety percent of Vendée Globe fleet now back in Atlantic
With Banque Populaire and Hugo Boss tied up to the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne sixteen skippers remain at sea today With Le Cléac'h's Banque Populaire and second-placed Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss tied up to the dock in Les Sables d'Olonne sixteen skippers remain at sea today – and fourteen of them are now in the Atlantic.
Posted on 21 Jan
Vendee Globe - Romain Attansio at the Horn
Romain Attanasio rounded Cape Horn, the third of the legendary capes in the Vendée Globe at 2043hrs UTC on Friday Romain Attanasio (Famille Mary-Étamine du Lys) rounded Cape Horn, the third of the legendary capes in the Vendée Globe at 2043hrs UTC on Friday after 75 days 8 hours and 41 minutes of racing. Only Dutchman Pieter Heerema and Frenchman Sébastien Destremau are still sailing in the Pacific.
Posted on 21 Jan