ISAF Youth Worlds Day 3 – SA SL16 Boys Win Race

Brandon Wijtenburg & Todd Fisher won the last race on day 3.

Brandon Wijtenburg & Todd Fisher won the last race on day 3.

It was a day for the underdogs in many cases on the third day of competition at the 2014 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship with improvements made and personal goals attained across the fleets.

Historically the ISAF Youth Worlds has seen French, Italian and British teams dominate proceedings but in a light westerly breeze, sailors from Slovenia, South Africa, Portugal and Argentina shone brightest in their fleets. The South African boys Brandon Wijtenburg and Todd Fisher wrapped up the day with a 2nd and 1st in the final two races. Well done guys – awesome results.

Frustrations were afoot early on in the Portuguese day with light winds present on-shore but after a slight postponement six of the eight fleets took to the water to complete their racing schedule. No racing was possible in the RS:X fleets.

Day 3 Video Highlights here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPkUPmoZJhM&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=ISAF+Press&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Youth+Worlds+-+Video+Alert+Day+3

Results
420 Boys Boys – 32 boats
28 RSA     Ryan Robinson & Dominic Van Der Walt     26.0     25.0     (30.0)     26.0     16.0     29.0

29er Boys – 30 boats
28th     RSA     Euan Hurter & Sean Hurter     20.0     22.0     (28.0)     25.0     21.0     27.0     21.0     27.0     26.0

SL 16 – 16 boats
8th     RSA     Brandon Wijtenburg & Todd Fisher     (13.0)     12.0     13.0     9.0     10.0     8.0     2.0     1.0

Laser Radial Boys – 57 boats
39th     RSA     Marcello Marcia     (48.0)     35.0     29.0     16.0     27.0     47.0

Laser Radial Girls – 46 boats
42nd     RSA     Emma Clark     (44.0)     44.0     20.0     43.0     37.0     38.0