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Nicolai Jacobsen (HKG) wins Moth Pre-Worlds

by Guy Nowell 31 Aug 2021 22:36 PDT 2-7 September 2021
Nicolai Jacobsen. Malcesine Pre-Worlds 2021 © Angela Trawoeger

At the beginning of July we were welcoming a new face onto the International Moth podium when Nicolai Jacobsen (HKG) took third place in the Liberty Bitcoin Moth Cup 2021 during Foiling Week 2021. At the time we spoke to winner Tom Slingsby who said, "Nicolai has got faster every day over the month that I have known him. He really is the man to watch in the Moths right now. He has a huge amount of talent, and works really hard, and he's only 19. I wish I was 19 all over again."

30-31 August was the Italian Moth Series 2021, aka the Moth Pre-Worlds. With 72 boats on the start line, Jacobsen scored (9), 6, 2, 3 to take the win ahead of a whole raft of top names including Kyle Langford, Paul Goodison, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge. 'Nuff said.

Italian Moth Series Results:

PosSail NoBoat NameHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1HKG 4805 Nicolai JACOBSENRoyal Hong Kong Yacht Club‑962311
2AUS 2BLOOD EAGLEKyle LANGFORDGKSS2DNC6412
3GBR 4817 David HIVEYWPNSA34UFD512
4GBR 4823FOMOPaul GOODISONCVT554‑1214
5ITA 4689UCCIOSUPPORTSimone SALVÀFraglia Vela Malcesine1133DNC17
6ITA 5MY RAKE MY TRAVFrancesco BRUNICLUB CANOTTIERI ROGGERO DI LAURIA1035BFD18
7USA 4768MONGOOSERichard DIDHAMABYC1181‑2720
8AUS 1JOHNNY DRAMATom SLINGSBYGosford sailing club615DNC122
9GER 4763BBS AUTOMATION I MPC I ALLGEIERPhilipp BUHLSCAI / NRV82DNC2131
10GBR 4826 Eddie BRIDLE 16‑187932
11ITA 4641 Fabio FUMAGALLIMARVELIA1898DNC35
12AUS 4718ZLATANDavid GILMOURRFBYC14‑29151039
13GBR 4637 Paul GLIDDONNetley Sailing Club22109DNC41
14ITA 4448 Francesco BIANCHI 41DNC4146
15GER 4668ALFEAFabian GIELENLSC1227DNC847
16IRL 4747 Ewan MCMAHONHowth Yacht Club1521DNC1147
17AUS 4819TOMAHAWKSamuel GILMOURRFBYC19‑32171349
18GER 4840 Kai ADOLPHBYC231913‑5455
19USA 4770 Brooks REED 262010‑2956
20IRL 4676WWW.CRYPTOHOUSE.IEAlistair KISSANEHYC25DNC181659
21GBR 4386SHOCKAndy JEFFRIESEastbourne Sovereign Sailing Club282411‑3363
22ITA 4606NNFabio MAZZETTICIRCOLO VELA ARCO20‑25192564
23FRA 4557ORTJean‑Baptiste BERNAZSte maxime740DNC1865
24FRA 4383 Enzo BALANGERLa pelle Marseille30‑31221769
25GBR 4546 Alex Adams ADAMSWeymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy2723DNC2070
26GBR 4837MARGOTDoug PYBUSQueen Mary Sailing Club292816‑5773
27USA 4731YIKES!Daniel FLANIGANTiverton Yacht Club242623‑5873
28ITA 4638ZETA RACINGEnrico ZENNAROYacht Club Portopiccolo A.S.D.213914DNC74
29FRA 4491FLEXLuc GUIMBERTAUDCNHR3522UFD1976
30GBR 4522WHITE STILETTOSJosie GLIDDONNetley Sailing Club‑5834212277
31AUS 9 Thomas JOHNSONKDY1716DNC4881
32ITA 4 Jacopo PLAZZI MARZOTTOCIRCOLO CANOTTIERI ANIENEBFD12304284
33FRA 4720VOLOTEABenoit MARIESNO NantesBFD52122690
34SWE 44624462Fredrik APPELBERGKSSS343027‑3791
35AUS 4629MACH 2.6Nathan OUTTEIRDGEWangi Sailing ClubBFD11DNC297
36AUS 4739CPSCIain JENSENWASCBFD7DNC697
37JPN 4769SHIRASAGIKeita YUKINORI 52DNC242399
38GBR 4728 John CLIFTON DNC383132101
39GBR 4765SALTY DIVAJ HARTLEYStokes Bay Sailing ClubDNC462534105
40NED 4563GHOSTRIDERKalle COSTERSailmon3342DNC30105
41SWE 43302FAST2FURIOUSEmil JÄRUDDKSSS5117UFD39107
42AUS 4247 Jack BOUTTELL 50DNC2931110
43AUT 4580 Florian KARNUTSCH 3836DNC38112
44ESP 4338BITXOTMarc VERDAGUERClub Nàutic L'Escala473532‑56114
45IRL 4687CLAOIMHRonan WALLACEWHBTC443734‑55115
46POL 4674PEPPA 4Michal KORNESZCZUKYCG‑49472643116
47USA 4532LEFT SHARKHelena Isabel SCUTTSt Francis YC 424828DNC118
48NZL 4744 Mike BULLOTMurrays Bay Sailing ClubDNC14DNC24122
49GBR 4590RED1Chris JEEVES 3745DNC49131
50GER 4080DIE ANDEREMax LUTZKieler Yacht‑Club32UFD20DNC136
51FRA 4049IRBISPaul HIRTZMANNSNL4143DNC52136
52GER 3981JUMANJIErnst HELLRIEGELSCLW4349DNC44136
53ESP 4218 Sergi PEREZClub Vela Palamós4844DNC45137
54FRA 4412 Caroline BOULEYacht Club de Cannes595135BFD145
55ESP 4323COCóAntoni Joan MASSANETRCN Palma31UFD33DNC148
56NZL 4791PuKEKOJo ALEH DNC41DNC28153
57ITA 4832 Enrico SOLERIO 3633DNCDNC153
58GER 4398FEAR OF THE DARKMatthias HERMSCLW5754DNC51162
59SWE 4649MOTHLEY CRüEAxel MUNKBYGKSS40DNCDNC47171
60GER 4698SOLENAMichael THIAS 54DNCDNC35173
61USA 6 Bradley FUNK DNCDNCDNC7175
62USA 4595 Chad FREITAS 45DNCDNC46175
63NZL 4740 Phil ROBERTSONRNZYS/GKSS13DNCDNCDNC181
64FRA 4775GROUPE REELAymeric ARTHAUDSRADNCDNCDNC14182
65ARG 4632MARíA ROSAFranco GREGGIYacht Club ArgentinoDNCDNCDNC15183
66DEN 4372FLUGENTEFrederik Gunnar PETERSENHerrschinger‑Segelclub e.V.5353DNCDNC190
67SLO 4376MOTHORKAMiha TRUDENJk Pirat55UFDDNC59198
68GBR 4533 Christian HAMILTONNetley Sailing ClubDNCDNCDNC36204
69GBR 3980 Ed REDFEARNBrightlingsea Sailing Club39DNCDNCDNC207
70AUS 4148 Will RYANGYCDNCDNCDNC40208
71ARG 4810FEDERICO VILLAMBROSAFederico VILLAMBROSAYCA ‑ Aguila club46DNCDNCDNC214
72GBR 4764N/ADavid SMITHWHITEHayling Island Sailing ClubDNCDNCDNC50218
73DEN 4363 Mark SLOTH IBSENMarselisborg SejlklubDNC50DNCDNC218
74FRA 4144AFLOBel JEAN NOELSciezDNCDNCDNC53221
75FRA 4520CONTENDER SAILCLOTHGaëtan LE GUILYCF56DNCDNCDNC224
76ARG 4368SKYWALKERMassimo CONTESSICNMPDNCDNCDNCDNC252
76ARG 4378TíO EMILIXMario SEGERSCNSIDNCDNCDNCDNC252
76HUN 4812 Attila BUJÁKYTVSKDNCDNCDNCDNC252
76AUT 4354G‑FLIGHTSGert STEINTHALERKYCKDNCDNCDNCDNC252
76SWE 4599JULESDanny INKYOVGKSSDNCDNCDNCDNC252
76GBR ??? Doug PYBUSQueen Mary Sailing ClubDNCDNCDNCDNC252
76ESP 4623 Diego BOTINReal Club Marítimo de SantanderDNCDNCDNCDNC252
76AUS 4516GOLDMEMBERNina CURTISRPAYCDNCDNCDNCDNC252

Tomorrow is the opener of the 2021 International Moth Worlds at Fragiavela Malcesine, on Lake Garda. This time there will be 153 starters and five days of racing. Jacobsen says, "the Pre-Worlds was a good confidence booster for the Worlds, but I know there were plenty of people out there tuning boats and testing equipment, so I'm not counting any chickens." Still, there may be a few more people out there wishing that they were 19 once again. Watch this space.

Find out more on the event website, mothworlds.org/malcesine21

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