Day Two ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
Published: Wednesday, 16 July 2014
It was a late start and a late finish on the second day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Tavira, Portugal with competitors reaching the shore at 21:00 local time.
A light yet consistent westerly breeze ensured all eight fleets completed a full complement of races on the Algarve to shape up the leaderboards nicely.
2014 SL 16 World Champions Louis Flament and Charles Dorange (FRA) took two out of three race victories to move into the lead in the 16-boat fleet.
While the 29ers were the first off the water, the RS:X fleets were last off, reaching the shore at 21:00 local time after completing three races in the RS:X Boys and Girls fleets.
Russia’s Stefaniya Elfutina was the stand out performer in the RS:X Girls fleet taking double bullets and a fourth. She holds top spot on 11 points and is followed by China’s Shi Hongmei and Italy’s Marta Maggetti.
The top four RS:X Boys racers have cemented their positions in the leading spots with seven points splitting them. Overnight leader Yael Paz (ISR) tops the bills on 11 points and is followed by Mattia Camboni (ITA) on 14 and Radoslaw Furmanski (POL) on 17 points.
It was a day for Spain in the Laser Radial with three of four race wins going the way of Spanish racers.
Spain’s Martina Reino was head and shoulders above the 46-boat Girls fleet as she took double bullets while Joel Rodriguez took the fourth race bullet in the 57-boat Boys division.
Japan’s Ibuki Koizumi and Kotaro Matsuo and Malaysia’s Mohammad Faizal Norizan and Ahmed Syukri Abdul Aziz picked up the day’s 420 Boys race victories and have a strong hold on the top two spots.
Koizumi and Matsuo lead on four points and are followed by the Malaysian pair who has eight points.
In the 27-boat 420 Girls fleet Theres Dahnke and Birte Winkel (GER) picked up a pair of second place finishes and move into pole position.
France’s Brice Yriex and Loic Fischer Guillou (FRA) took top spot in the 30-boat 29er fleet after a second day of consistent racing on Tavira’s waters.
The French duo recorded a 1-4-1 scoreline and take the lead away from Hong Kong’s Yann Thierry D’Argrenlieu and Nathan Bradley who drop to third.