Good luck, Jan and Ivan!
Four hundred yachtsmen from 40 countries were gathered by the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships that started today in Auckland, New Zealand. True, only a third of them were able to participate in the competition on the first day of the race.
The strongest northerly wind of 25-30 knots interfered with the schedule, and gusts of up to 70 knots were noted in Auckland itself! Because of this, at three o'clock in the afternoon it was announced that the first races in classes 49erFX and Nacra 17 are postponed to Wednesday.
A little later, fortunately, the wind calmed down to 8 – 10 knots, and in the 49er class we managed to conduct two races.
First of all, let’s talk about ours: Jan Čech and Ivan Zotov started the championship with 16th and 17th arrivals and with 52 points occupy 52nd place among 85 crews.
The Germans lead Eric Hale and Tomas Plossel – 3 points (2nd and 1st arrivals).
The main favorites of the championship are New Zealanders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke occupy 11th place (12, points, 1st and 11th parishes).
Detailed Results –
127 Yesterday # 9728