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470 Junior Worlds: Italy and Netherlands win Mens and Womens + Video

'Gold Medalists and new World 470 Junior Champions, Simon Sivitz and Jas Farneti - 2012 470 Junior Worlds - Medal Races'    Ben Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

The 2012 470 Junior Worlds hosted by Auckland City's Takapuna Boating Club, and sailed on the Waitemata Harbour came to a close today.

Afrodite Kyranakou and Jeske Kisters of Netherlands held onto their top position and became the Women's Junior World Champions with a small margin over the defending champion Annika Bochmann with Elisabeth Panuschka of Germany. In the Mixed/Men's fleet the Italian crew Simon Sivitz and Jas Farneti cemented their dominance of the regatta with a second placing behind New Zealand's Gareth Moore and Ben Goodwin.

The waters were lumpy in the moderate to fresh north easterly breeze, and the sky was overcaste with a constant threat of rain. First up for the day was a re-run of the previous days abandoned eleventh race, with only those who hadn't made the medal race taking part. Following this, the Women's medal race was sailed off the shores of Milford beach.

Womens Medalists: Left - Silver - Annika Bochmann Elisabeth Panuschka (GER); Centre - Gold - Afrodite Kyranakou and Jeske Kisters (NED); Right - Bronze Anna Burnet, Flora Stewart (GBR) - February 3, 2012 470 Junior Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Women's fleet
With ten women's crews competing in the world championship, qualification was never an issue however for Kyranakous/Kisters the goal was to keep a good distance between their next rivals from Germany, Great Britain and Japan to secure their gold medal. The recently formed team also wanted to sail a good race and have fun, 'it's going to be windy, and we like that' they commented at the end of (attempted) racing on Thursday.

'We didn't know what the level of the fleet would be, or what the weather was like before the regatta but we are happy with how we are going. We started sailing in July. We did the Youth Worlds in Medemblik after only two days of training, but now we are a team - this is what we focused on in our training up to this event.'



'It was worth coming to New Zealand for the variety of conditions, now we are going back to university and exams. We will evaluate our performance, our weaknesses and strengths.' This was the final junior year for Kyranakous and the Netherlands crew are pleased to get all the experience they could within this fleet before competing in the open age 470 Worlds in Barcelona, Spain, later this year.

Annika Bochmann and Elisabeth Panuschka won the medal race, this wasn't enough to close up the points difference between themselves and the leaders, but kept a six point margin over bronze medallists Anna Burnet and Flora Stewart of Great Britain who placed second in the medal race.

Gold Medalists and new World 470 Junior Champions, Simon Sivitz and Jas Farneti (ITA) - 2012 470 Junior Worlds applaud after the playing of the Italian national anthem -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo
Open/Men's fleet
Sivitz/Farneti went into the medal race intending to have a good race 'we have no pressure on us, we will just race our own race, but we know the real competition is between the second and third position'. When asked how they'd found the regatta the Italian juniors responded enthusiastically 'Very good, we love it here and we were here four years ago at the 420 World Championship sailing together. So, we know some of the conditions'.

'In the last three months we've trained a lot in Cagliari (Sardenia) with the Italian Olympic representatives, and we also sailed at the 470 Worlds in Perth in just before this. We placed 36th and used it as training for this regatta.'

In second place overall was New Zealand's James Turner and Finn Drummond who got together specifically for this regatta. The boys trained together for three weeks, 'our expectations were to do well, but after the Pre-Worlds we had work to do!' When asked what he attributed their good results to, Turner said 'we were more consistent that our rivals, all of our placings were good enough to keep'.

Of the Italian winners clear dominance of the regatta, Turner responded 'they had a signigicant edge on everyone in every condition, they were also consistent rather than taking risks.'. Following this Turner jumps back in with his permanent crew, while Finn is looking at a multi hull path.

In third place were the French crew Sacha Pelisson and Nicholas Rossi who were more consistent than the Netherlands and top Australian crews who had also been in the running for a bronze medal placing.

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The regatta is now over, but the boat park was a hive of activity as many sailors prepared to take part in Sail Auckland which begins tomorrow at the Royal Akarana Yacht Club.

2012 470 Junior Worlds - Womens Medal Race -  Ben Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

2012 470 Junior Worlds - Womens Medal Race -  Ben Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Gold Medalists and new World 470 Junior Champions, Simon Sivitz and Jas Farneti - 2012 470 Junior Worlds - Medal Races -  Ben Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Event Director, Evelyn Johnson is presented with a plaque by Stanislav Kassarov Int 470 Class President - February 3, 2012 470 Junior Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Winners of the 470 Class cheques for the youngest sailors - February 3, 2012 470 Junior Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Mens/Mixed Medalists with NZ 470 President and Olympic Silver medalist in the 470, Jan Shearer - February 3, 2012 470 Junior Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Silver medalists Finn Drummond and James Turner (NZL) -February 3, 2012 470 Junior Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Bronze medalists Sacha Pelisson and Nicholas Rossi (FRA) - February 3, 2012 470 Junior Worlds -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Afrodite Kyranakou and Jeske Kisters - 2012 Womens Junior World Champions -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo

Simon Sivitz and Jas Farneti - 2012 470 Junior World Champions -  © Richard Gladwell?nid=93546   Click Here to view large photo




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