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Moth Worlds Day 2: Two Australians tied at the top

Today at the Fraglia Vela Malcesine, on the Venetian shore of Lake Garda, the second day of the “Redoro Frantoi Veneti” Moth World Championship took place.

Six races were held, with the first start at 13:30, with a steady Ora around 14 knots; as on day one, there were six total races, two for the Blue fleet, three for the Yellow, and one last one for the Blue.

Despite the reshuffled fleets, the result remained the same: two imperious performances by the Australians Tom Sligsby and Iain Jensen.

Photo by Martina Orsini

The Yellow fleet once again was dominated by Tom Slingsby from Australia who is at the top of the leaderboard after three races, once again with posting three first places with a large margin over the second placed boat. Second in the same fleet on day two was Kyle Langford, Australia, with a 2, 4, 2, followed by French sailor Aymeric Arthaud.

Photo by Martina Orsini

In the Blue fleet Iain Jensen, Australia posted a 4, 1, 1, triple Moth World Champion Paul Goodison, England was the second best boat of the day with a 1, 2, 2, and third, also from Australia, Moth World Champion from 2011 and 2014, Nathan Outteridge.

With a drop now in play after six races in the qualifying round, Tom Slingsby, Australia and Iain Jensen, Australia are tied at the top on five wins each ahead of finals racing. 

Provisional overall results

1 – Tom Slingsby (AUS)
1 – Iain Jensen (AUS)
3 – Paul Goodison (GBR)
4 – Kyle Langford (AUS)
5 – Nathan Outteridge (AUS)

Tom Slingsby:

“Another perfect day on Lake Garda, with 10-14 knots of beautiful Ora. I had good speed and I’m happy to have won all 3 races; I would not have succeeded, however, without Luke Parkinson who fixed a hiking strap for me after the second race”.

The day ends in style at the Fraglia Vela Malcesine with the “Persico Fly40 Gala Dinner”, a social event to close this qualifying phase of the “Redoro Frantoi Veneti” Moth World Championship.

Tomorrow it’s rest day for the athletes; the competition will resume on Sunday 5 September local time, with the start of finals racing which will determine the World class Champion.


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