Day 4 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
Published: Friday, 18 July 2014
Tavira’s breeze arrived fashionably late but when it came in it remained consistent from the southwest building to 10-12 knots.
Spain’s Silvia Mas Depares and Marta Davila Mateu wrapped up gold in the 420 Girls fleet after a dominant display on the penultimate day.
The lead for the 420 Boys has exchanged hands numerous times throughout the week but heading into the final day in pole position is Japan’s Ibuki Koizumi and Kotaro Matsuo.
Many of the teams struggled for consistency but Singapore’s Yia Jia Loh and Jonathan Yeo found some form and posted a first and a sixth to advance into silver medal position. Malaysia’s Mohammad Faizal Norizan and Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz occupy the final podium spot heading into the final day.
There is just one point separating China’s Shi Hongmei and Russia’s Sefaniya Elfutina in the RS:X Girls with one race remaining.
Israel’s Yael Paz continues to lead the RS:X Boys fleet and sits atop of the pile on 18 points, four ahead of Mattia Camboni (ITA).
It will go down to the final day in the Laser Radial Boys and Girls fleets with very few points separating the leading racers.
Joel Rodriguez (ESP) leads Singapore’s Ryan Lo while Seafra Guilfoyle (IRL), who had led from the opening day, falls down to third.