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2023 Allianz Sailing World Championships - Day 4

by 49er and Nacra Sailing 15 Aug 2023 17:09 BST 11-20 August 2023
Left to right: Lambriex, van de Werken, Botin, Trittel – locked in battle all day long - 2023 Allianz Sailing World Championships day 4 © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

Lambriex - van de Werken and Botin - Trittel locked in battle for lead

The battle between leaders Botin with Trittel (ESP) and Lambriex with van de Werken (NED) is on! After twelve 49er races, the Spanish and Dutch protagonists find themselves just 0.2 points apart at the top of the standings.

The teams are locked on the leaderboard and locked on the water too, finishing within two place in each of the three races today. The Dutch won two of the three times to whittle down the small lead to a minuscule one. For example, 30 seconds after the start of race three, both the Spanish and Dutch struggled to hold their lanes on starboard. The Dutch tacked to Port and ducked the Spanish, and then just a few moments later the Spanish tacked to follow and keep in lockstep. 30 minutes later the pair were still together, finishing 6th and 7th, respectively... read on...

Smiling Swedes sit sweetly

Vilma Bobeck with Rebecca Netzler (SWE) have moved into a dominating lead after the first day of gold fleet racing in the 49erFX. They are now only counting firsts, seconds, and thirds out of 11 races, with their single drop race, a 19th, in their final race of the day. They have now built a 35 point lead and can begin to realistically team of securing the first-ever skiff World Championship for Sweden... read on...

Olympic Champion Santigo Lange retires at 61

Santiago Lange (ARG) to retire following the 2023 Sailing World Championship after a 43 year career including three Olympic medals. The sailing hero won medals in three events, including a Gold at Rio 2016 at 54 years old. More incredibly, his Rio gold came after winning a fight against cancer that claimed one of his lungs just months before beginning the Olympic regatta... read on...

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