Jody Swanson, Cory Sert and Elizabeth Krat took an early lead in the Yngling fleet on the first day's racing at the ISAF World Sailing Championship in Cadiz

After a postponement on Saturday through too much wind the conditions switched yesterday leaving the Europe and Yngling classes waiting on shore for the wind to fill in for the start of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Cadiz.

Racing eventually got underway in the afternoon in sea breeze conditions and two races were completed in both the Europe and Yngling fleets.

After a successful Pre-Olympic event, Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson did not have the best start to the championship. The first race in the Yngling class was started in six knots of breeze and Robertson, sailing with Sarah Ayton and Sarah Webb, finished the first day in 30th position overall. Fellow GBR sailors Cathy Foster, Jane Norris and Annie Lush scored two results in the top 20 to be placed 24th overall after the first day.

Americans Jody Swanson, Cory Sert and Elizabeth Krat took an early lead in the class from Dorte O Jensen, Helle Jespersen and Rachel Kiel from Denmark.

The final day of qualifying took place in the Europe class and in the lighter conditions Siren Sundby of Norway had the advantage. Scoring a second and a third she is leading the class going into the lay day tomorrow and then the final series, which gets underway on Tuesday.

Laura Baldwin is currently leading the British charge in the Europe class and is lying in 49th place overall.

Yesterday also saw the Stars and Mistrals leave the dock for their practice race and their championships will get underway today as will measurement for the Tornado, 49er, Laser and 470 men and women’s classes.


Yngling (after day one)

1, Jody Swanson/Cory Sert/Elizabeth Krat, USA (3,1) 4 pts

2, Dorte O Jensen/Helle Jespersen/Rachel Kiel, DEN (1,5) 6 pts

3, Ekaterina Skudina/Diana Krutskikh/Tatiana Lartseva, RUS (5,6) 11 pts


24, Cathy Foster/Jane Norris/Annie Lush (22,23) 45 pts

30, Shirley Robertson/Sarah Webb/Sarah Ayton (37,18) 55 pts

39, Dominica Lyndsey/Lucy Burn/Vicky Symmers (40,39) 79 pts

Europe (after day three)

1, Siren Sundby, NOR (1,1,3,5,2,3) 10 pts

2, Sarah Macky, NZL (6,4,1,1,7,29) 19 pts

3, Lenka Smidova, CZE (2,8,5,8,3,4) 22 pts


49, Laura Baldwin (29,30,23,25,29,10) 116 pts

57, Nicky Muller (9,31,20,18,54,47) 125 pts

76, Andrea Brewster (34,37,31,41,36,23) 161 pts

82, Lizzie Vickers (20,32,DNC,36,50,46) 184 pts

112, Barbara Watson (52,58,49,49,55,55) 260 pts