Sailing News

RS:X-Windsurfing – World Championship – Torbole ITA – Day 1, Nores USA 11th after 3 races

After the three races on the opening day, Pierre Le Coq FRA has taken the lead in the RS:X men windsurfers ahead of Kiran Badloe NED and Tom Squires GBR. —– By far best of the 11 North American participants was Geronimo Nores (U21) on rank 11 as second best of the eight nations still seeking a 2020 Olympic nations berths behind Hongkong (rank 8). Ignacio Berenguer MEX on rank 36 and 7th non-qualified nation is also on a promising position. —– In the RS:X women windsurfers, Marta Maggetti ITA is on top 3 points ahead of Emma Wilson GBR, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL and Maya Morris ISR on the ranks 2 to 4. —– Best of the so far in the Pre-Olympics and Worldcup in Japan dominating Chinese women is Peina Chen CHN on rank 10. —– Best of the six North American women was Demita Vega De Lille MEX, rank 46, as 8th nation just within the Olympic berth qualifiers. Farrah Hall USA on rank 63, 12th nation, is 14 points behind the Mexican. —– Three races were held yesterday on Lake Garda in both fleets, the men in a 12-16kn Peler (Northwind) and the women in an intital 10kn, freshening to 15kn Ora (Southwind) in the afternoon. —– The results of all North American participants. —– The news with the ranking lists. —– Today is the last day of qualifying series racing when the fleets will be split into Gold and Silver fleets. The first Tokyo 2020 selected nations could be announced tomorrow.