The criteria for participation at the Youth Worlds is that each crew member shall not have attained his or her 22nd birthday before or on 31.12.2003. (i.e. born in 1982 or later), and the age ranges certainly vary across the fleet. However, for some of the older sailors, they are no strangers to elite competition and will be moving straight from Austria down to Cadiz for the 2003 ISAF World Championship and possible Olympic qualification for their country.
Of the current top 10 crews, all but the Greek pairing of Dionisis DIMOU and Athanasios SIOUZIOS will be moving onto Cadiz, demonstrating that these youngsters are able to mix it at the top whatever their age.
The Championship consisted of a qualification series, which has been completed, with the crew then split into Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets. With racing due to conclude on Saturday 6 September, we will see who will be entering Cadiz with a World Championship to their name.
|No||Sail No||Crew||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||Total Points|
|1||CRO||FANTELA Sime, MARENIC Igor||1||1||1||1||3||(27)||(17)||1||3||11|
|2||CRO||CESIC Ante, KUJUNDZIC Ante||(7)||5||2||4||2||2||(13)||3||1||19|
|3||AUS||OUTTERIDGE Nathan, MENZIES Ayden||2||4||2||11||3||(DSQ)||1||2||(16)||25|
|4||NED||DE KONING Coen, STAVENUITER Wilco||(6)||(12)||6||3||4||1||2||6||6||25|
|5||AUT||GLANZ Stefan, KOHOUTFlorian||10||10||9||2||1||1||(23)||(29)||2||35|
|6||ARG||BUHLER Matias, LAMAS Marcos||13||3||1||2||8||3||(28)||(14)||10||40|
|7||GER||METZING Martin, ECKELMANN Sascha||9||8||4||5||7||3||(20)||(OCS)||4||40|
|8||ITA||BIANCHI Niccolo, BIANCHI Francesco||1||6||(21)||(17)||5||12||5||5||7||41|
|9||GRE||DIMOU Dionisis, SIOUZIOS Athanasios||4||2||4||5||6||6||16||(OCS)||(22)||43|
|10||ITA||FONDA Enrico, BUCHBERGER Igor||(12)||(19)||5||6||5||7||7||4||11||45|
Racing in the 470 fleet commences at the 2003 ISAF World Championship on Thursday 18 September.
Click here for an overview to the Runners and Riders at the ISAF Worlds.