British sailors make a good start to the 470 world championship in Croatia
Yesterday saw the start of the 470 world championship in Zadar, Croatia for the 101 men’s teams and 53 women’s teams. After a short postponement waiting for the wind to fill in, two races were sailed in both fleets in 8kts of breeze.
Team GBR sailors Christina Bassadone and Katherine Hopson made a steady start to the championship scoring an eighth and a third place which places them sixth overall after day one. The Polish team of Katarzyna Tylinska and Zuzanna Gladysz currently lead the fleet at this early stage.
Fellow British sailors Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield started well to score a second place in their group in the first race of the day. They followed this up with an 18th place which places them 23rd overall. Team mates Nic Asher and Elliot Willis started well scoring an 11th and fifth and are 15th overall, two places in front of Graham Vials and Bevis Field.
The 470 competitors have four days of qualifying races where they are spit into groups, before going on to race the final series from the 13-16 May.
1, Katarzyna Tylinska/Zuzanna Gladysz, POL (3,4) 7 pts
2, Franziska Duerig/ Monika Meier, SUI (2,7) 9 pts
3, Elisabetta Saccheggiani/ Myriam Cutolo, ITA (6,3) 9 pts
6, Christina Bassadone/Katherine Hopson (8,3) 11 pts
1, Philippe Gildas/Nicolas Le Berre, FRA (1,1) 2 pts
2, Nathan Wilmot/Malcolm Page, AUS (1,1) 2 pts
3, Andreas/Kosmatopoulos/Kostas Trigonis, GRE (4,1) 5 pts
15, Nic Asher/Elliot Willis (11,5) 16 pts
17, Graham Vials/Bevis Field (6,10) 16 pts
23, Nick Rogers/Joe Glanfield (2,18) 20 pts