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420 World Championship 2021 at Yacht Club Sanremo, Italy - Overall

by 420 World Championship 10 Jul 2021 12:56 PDT 4-10 July 2021

Unfortunately there was no wind today to complete the full 12 races schedule, so the championships were awarded in accordance to yesterday's results.

After Spain's domination during the first days, it was the Americans who took the leader in 3 of the 4 fleets yesterday and got the most of the gold medals today. The nations prize Francois Mouvet was finally for Spain, due to having the highest placed 3 boats in all three Men/Mixed, Women and Under 17 championships.

2021 420 Men/Mixed Worlds

After winning the last 6 races, Tommy Sitzmann / Luke Woodworth USA were crowned new 2021 420 Men/Mixed World champions, wrapping the event with 20 points after 9 races.

"Amazing! Super rewarding as it's a really competitive championship to come away with the win. We were working really hard and just tried to get better. I didn't know what to expect, but it's very nice.", said the winners when returning to shore.

Based on a great consistent performance, the French team formed by Ange Delerce / Timothee Rossi FRA finally got the Silver medal with 33 points. The Bronze medal was for Alberto Morales / Miguel Bethencourt ESP with 37 points.

2021 420 Women's Worlds

Doing well from the beginning, and finally discarding just a 7th in the ten races done, Vanessa Lahrkamp / Katherine McNamara from the USA were finally crowned new 2021 420 Women's World Champions in San Remo, finishing the event with 27 points.

"Unbelievable! Amazing! Yes, it's just so exciting. We were not expecting this gold medal at all. We were going into this like oh, we don't know how are we gonna do. It was a good day yesterday, a great regatta. It's crazy!", declared Vanessa and Katherine together.

The Women's silver medal was finally for Neus Ballester / Andrea Perello ESP with 37 points. The ronze medal went Apolline Benoit / Ambre Monnier FRA with 56 points.

2021 420 Under 17 Worlds

Men's Under 17 Gold went to Freddie Parkin / Thomas Widden USA, winning the final three races yesterday and concluding the competition with 45 points. Silver Medal went to Marc Mesquida / Ramon Jaume from Spain with 59 points and the bronze medal was for Jaime Ayarza / Mariano Hernandez ESP with 71 points and fourth overall.

The Women's Under 17 champions were Maria Perello / Marta Cardona ESP, finishing second overall with 58 points, accompanied on the podium by Maria Pascual / Marta Puigserver ESP and Paulina Rutkowska / Iga Wirlczyk POL in 13th and 18th places respectively.

211 boats have participated of this 2021 420 World Championships at Marina Degli Aregai in Italy, organised by Yacht Club Sanremo.

More information on the event website, 2021worlds.420sailing.org

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