Moth World Championship 2021, day 3: Australian top 3, one man in the lead
A slightly subdued Ora compared to the first two days allows only 5 races; Slingsby in the lead again followed by fellow Australians Iain Jensen and Kyle Langford
After 2 perfect days, today in occasion of the first day of finals of the “Redoro Frantoi Veneti” Moth World Championship, the Ora remained for only 5 races. Unfortunately, a 60 degree wind shift before the last race, third for the Silver fleet, did not allow to complete the entire program.
At the end of today the Australian dominance in the Gold fleet is consolidated, with 4 of the first 5 positions occupied by the “down-under” superstars.
First in the rankings with 8 points the usual Tom Slingsby, with two first places and a second; trailing by 11 points is Iain Jensen and third at 29 is Kyle Langford.
First Italian in sixth place in the standings Ruggero Tita with 35 points.
In the Silver fleet, after only 2 regattas, we find Frederik Just Melson, Denmark in first place; second Luka Dogan from Croatia, and third David Smithwhite from Great Britain.
Ruggero Tita: “It was a difficult day because the Ora was not the classic one; I need to work on my starts but I’m happy with my speed. In the third regatta, unfortunately, just before the start I got off from the foils and was forced to a comeback race; luckily these are the conditions for which the boat is optimized so I am happy with the results obtained today ”.
The day ends at the Fraglia Vela Malcesine with the “Redoro Aperitif” and the “North Sails Pasta, Beer & Fries party”, social event that concludes this first day of thefinals of the“ Redoro Frantoi Veneti ”Moth World Championship.
Tomorrow warning signal at 1 PM; in the evening there will be dinner at the Speck Stube in Malcesine.
1 – Tom Slingsby
1 – Iain Jensen
3 – Kyle Langford
4 – Nathan Outteridge
5 – Paul Goodison
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By Marco Brandon Rossini