Day two of the 45th Youth Sailing World Championships saw some perfect sailing for a chosen few as the big breeze was back in Langkawi, Malaysia.
2015 Youth Worlds: big breeze again in second day of races
The record numbers of 425 sailors from 76 nations had winds to mimic day one with 20 knots blowing which eased off later in the day which again tested the young sailors with tricky shifts. With the discard now coming in to play, there were changes in the rankings and those that put the hammer down to move up in the overalls.
There were some that handled it perfectly and just couldn’t lose on day two.
2015 Youth Worlds – Laser Radial results
Anything Austria and New Zealand can do, Australia can do as well as. Alistair Young AUS is the third person of the day to save all the bullets for himself. A two from two today, added to another bullet picked up in race one means he can discard a fourth place finish and sit top of the class on three points.
His nearest rival is USA’s Nicholas Baird USA who can only seem to finish in either third or fifth. With 11 points the American needs to break out of the trend and aim to knock Young off the bullet train.
Finland’s Oskari Muhonen FIN and New Zealand’s George Gautrey NZL are level on 12 points with very similar days. Finishing in the top three, both teams discard results in the teens for the last race of the day.
In the girl’s Laser Radial, Poland’s Magdalena Kwasna POL took a bullet and a third place to discard her fifth place from day one and sit in first overall on five points.
The ever calm Maria Erdi HUN discarded a sixth place finish and moved up to second place with a bullet in the final race of the day. The Hungarian shares nine points with Germany’s Hannah Anderssohn GER who posted a second and third.
Langkawi, Malaysia is hosting the 45th edition of the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships from 27 December to 3 January 2016. More than 380 sailors from 80 sailing in more than 300 boats across nine disciplines will compete in Malaysia.