South America Dominates Sunfish Youths

13 Oct

A report from the Sunfish Class in advance of the open World Championship

ARAPAHOE, NC – Holding a slim two point lead going into the final race of the nine race series, David Gonzalez Arria of Venezuela stayed ahead of his closest competitor and finished third in the race to win the series. Alonso Collantes of Peru was seventh in the final race to finish second overall. Finishing strong in the last two days of racing and rounding out the top three was Daniela Rodriguez of Ecuador. John Birkett also representing Ecuador was fourth and Chase Carraway of the United States finished in fifth. Thirty seven competitors from six countries participated in the championship. The Youth World Championship was open to qualified sailors under the age of 19.

The 2014 Sunfish World and Youth World Championship is organized by the International Sunfish Class Association. This year’s championships are being held at Camp Sea Gull and Camp Seafarer. The residential camp venue offers a unique opportunity for sailors, their families, coaches and support crew to stay on site.

The Youth World Championship will be immediately followed by the Sunfish World Championship with seventy two sailors. New Sunfish sailboats are being chartered to all sailors by Triton Yacht Sales. Twelve races are scheduled in the World Championship running from October 13 through 16 with October 17 as a reserve day if necessary.

2014 Sunfish Youth Worlds final results, top 15

1 David Gonzalez Arria VEN 4469 20.00 3 2 4 3 1 (11) 3 1 3
2 Alonso Collantes PER 4472 26.00 1 1 (38q) 2 2 6 4 3 7
3 Daniela Rodriguez ECU 4443 28.00 8 4 (13) 5 3 1 2 4 1
4 John Birkett ECU 4465 36.00 7 6 (12) 1 4 2 7 7 2
5 Chase Carraway USA 4456 53.00 6 7 3 9 (26) 5 9 8 6
6 Andres Boccalandro VEN 4466 55.00 5 (16) 7 8 5 7 6 9 8
7 Marc DeLoach USA 4420 57.00 (38q) 15 1 7 7 3 8 6 10
8 Juan Sebastian Martinez COL 4442 57.00 10 (14) 8 4 6 10 5 5 9
9 Andres Regal PER 4470 69.00 2 5 11 16 8 (19) 10 12 5
10 Lucas Murdoch PER 4471 77.00 16 3 6 13 9 4 14 (18) 12
11 Paula Varona DOM 4439 96.00 4 8 5 (38q) 17 17 17 14 14
12 David Shatwell PER 4464 98.00 22 12 2 12 10 (24) 12 13 15
13 David Graf USA 4446 112.00 15 9 18 11 (24) 16 11 19 13
14 Levi Hencke USA 4462 117.00 19 13 10 15 13 18 13 (21) 16
15 Carolina Penagos COL 4468 120.00 (23) 17 9 10 12 8 19 23 22

This article was syndicated from BLUE PLANET TIMES

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