SB20 Worlds – RSA Team leading the world

Roger Hudson, Asenathi Jim and crew in a file pic of the SB20.

Roger Hudson, Asenathi Jim and crew in a file pic of the SB20.

Another three races were completed on day 2, and with consistent placings of 2 seconds and a 4th – Roger Hudson, Asenathi Jim, Alex Burger and Taariq Jacobs head the leader board of 98 boats.

To be fair, they are tied on points after 6 races, but head the leader board as they have a better discard.

Torbole provided more classic conditions at Lake Garda for the second day with the famous south to south-westerly afternoon ‘Ora’ breeze allowing six more races to be held, three each for the two qualifying fleets. The qualifying series is now over and one discard comes into play. Eight more races are scheduled – with just one discard allowed from the final races: there is no room for error over the next three days.

The large international entry is now split into Gold and Silver fleets, with the Gold fleet leaders vying for the title of 2015 World Champion. Competition couldn’t be tighter, with the lead two boats each tied on 12 points apiece. Roger Hudson’s South African ‘Race Ahead – Spirit of Cape Town’ had a super-consistent day, scoring a fourth and two seconds, while the French youth team ‘Give me 5’ from the FFV opened their day with a win, and went on to score another second and fourth.

Early leaders Ian Ainslie and Italian crew have dropped to third on 17 points after counting a sixth and fifth from today’s races.

Overall Results after Day 2 (Top 10)
1 Roger Hudson, Asenathi Jim, Alex Burger & Taariq Jacobs  3;  (4);  1;  4;  2;  2
2 Robin Follin  (13); 3;  2;  1;  4;  2
3 Ian Ainslie  4;  1;  1;  (8);  6;  5