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420 World Championship 2021 at Yacht Club Sanremo, Italy - Day 5

by 420 World Championship 9 Jul 2021 21:00 BST 4-10 July 2021

A strong and steady wind of 14-20 knots blew today, allowing three races to be added to scores on a fantastic fifth day of sailing at the 2021 420 World Championships in Italy. The Women's and Under 17 Championships have reached now 10 races in total, while the Gold and Silver Men/Mixed fleets count 9.

We're ready now to face the final races tomorrow, deciding our new 2021 420 World champions!

It was a bad day for the overnight Under 17 leaders Jaime Ayarza / Mariano Hernandez ESP, scoring a 3-50-30 which has displaced them from the lead for the first time in the event, now in 4th overall (3rd Men) with 71 points. Freddie Parkin / Thomas Widden USA are the new leaders after scoring a terrific 1-1-1 today and moving to the top of fleet with 48 points and an 18th as their discard. Women's U17 leaders Maria Perello / Marta Cardona ESP are second overall with 58 and a 16th as their discard. Third place overall for Marc Mesquida / Ramon Jaume ESP with 59 points.

Interview with Freddie Parkin / Thomas Whidden USA after day 5:

It was also a great day for the USA team in the Women's championship, with Vanessa Lahrkamp / Katherine McNamara USA scoring a 1-1-3 and climbing to the first spot with 27 points. Overnight leaders Neus Ballester / Andrea Perello ESP are now second with 37. Apolline Benoit / Ambre Monnier FRA complete the provisional podium on third with 56.

Interview with Katherine McNamara / Vanessa Lahrkamp USA after day 4:

Finally, the Men/Mixed championship is also led by the United States, with Tommy Sitzmann / Luke Woodworth USA consolidating their first position after winning the last six races! They head the fleet with 20 points and a 13th as a discard, followed by Ange Delerce / Timothee Rossi FRA (33 points - 22 discard) and Alberto Morales / Miguel Bethencourt ESP (37 points - 19 discard).

Interview with Thomas Sitzmann / Luke Woodworth USA after race day 4:

Full results here...

211 boats are participating at the 2021 420 World Championships at Marina Degli Aregai in Italy, organised by Yacht Club Sanremo.

Tomorrow will be the last day of the event and the intention of the Race Committee is to run two races for the Women and U17 and three for the Men/Mixed in order to complete all 12 races scheduled. The first warning signal is scheduled for 11:00.

More information on the event website,

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