Tom Slingsby, Australia, celebrated his birthday with a (2), 1, 1 for the first day of finals racing in the Gold fleet at the Redoro Frantoi Veneti Moth World Championship 2021.
The defending Moth World Champion has now extended in points over fellow Australian Iain Jensen, from equal this morning, to nine following a 7, (10), 3.
Kyle Langford, also from Australia has moved into third overall after taking the win in the first finals race. He scored a 1, (18), 7 for the day.
Paul Goodison, England, who started the day in third, is currently in a protest following an incident which reportedly led to two broken masts, and two DNC’s in races 8 & 9 and has seen him drop down the leaderboard to 17th overall. We will keep you posted on the findings and any potential redress.
The top four are now provisionally Australians, followed by Ruggero Tita, Italy, the recent Gold medallist in the Nacra 17 in his first Moth World Championship with 35 points.
Ruggero Tita: “It was a difficult day because the Ora was not the classic one; I need to work on my starts but I’m happy with my speed. In the third regatta, unfortunately, just before the start I got off from the foils and was forced to a comeback race; luckily these are the conditions for which the boat is optimized so I am happy with the results obtained today ”.
**Update** Results have been updated following the protest and the two DNC’s for Goodison in Race 8 and 9 have been scored as 9 RDG, 9 RDG, average points of race 7 which was a 9. With a (9), 9, 9, Goodison moves back up to fifth.
Provisional Overall Results (9 races)
- Tom Slingsby, AUS – 8 points (2)
- Iain Jensen, AUS – 19 points (10)
- Kyle Langford, AUS – 29 points (18
- Nathan Outteridge, AUS – 30 points (9)
- Paul Goodison, GBR – 31 points (9)
- Ruggi Tita, ITA – 35 points (13)
- Phil Robertson, NZL – 38 points (15)
- Simone Salva, ITA – 44 points (14)
- Francesco Bruni, ITA – 47 points (18)
- David Hivey, GBR – 56 points (30)
In the Silver fleet, after only two races today due to the dying Ora, Frederik Just Melson, Denmark is in first place; second Luka Dogan from Croatia, and third David Smithwhite from Great Britain.