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2023 Allianz Sailing World Championships - Day 1

by 49er and Nacra Sailing 11 Aug 2023 18:44 BST 11-20 August 2023
USA 84 heads right (Ian Barrows with Hans Henken, while USA 43 head left (Andrew Mollerus and Ian Macdiarmid heading to a 4, and 3 finish respectively © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

America starts best - Snow + Agnese in lead - three in top 12

Nevin Snow and Mac Agnese (USA) won two of their three qualifying races to share the overall lead as their American teammates are also each in the top twelve, setting up the USA well for Olympic Qualifying.

Snow is the US college sailor of the year and has had flashes of brilliance in the 49er but also and up and down career so far. In teaming up with Mac Agenese, a member of the 2019 America's Cup American Magic Team he's formed a stable partnership and an upward trajectory on his Olympic sailing career... read on.

Six winners from six races to kickstart FX Worlds

Plenty of teams showed up on day 1 of the 2023 Sailing World Championship, and three teams sit atop the leaderboard on three points. Belgians Isaura Maenhaut with Anouk Geurts capped a day starting with two seconds with a win for a dream start to their Paris 2024 Qualification campaign. The pair were very young at their first games in Tokyo, but have been steadily moving up the leaderboard all quadrennial and are verging on contender status... read on.

Tita and Banti keep charging in Nacra 17

Three bullets to start the 2023 World Championship for Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (ITA 26) sees the pair start this worlds in the same dominant form they won the last worlds with. The defending gold medalists were the last team to launch this morning, cool and calm as ever, and then went out to do their business... read on.

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