Yesterday, the second day of the Cadet World Championships, saw the top eight positions in Race 2 being claimed by Argentinean sailors.
Racing commenced at 1300 hours, in a light and shifty north-westerly. The first three boats to finish had sailed the difficult conditions well and put considerable distance between themselves and the chasing pack.
Race 3, which was postponed for two hours whilst waiting for the wind to fill in, also saw the Argentineans dominating and taking the first five places, although the Belgian pairing of Ruben PHILIPSE and Quinten LAUWERS broke the run to claim the 6th place. In continuing shifty conditions, with the wind having veered to a 6 knot north-easterly, the sailors' skills were really tested. The last leg saw a course modification as the wind shifted by 20 degrees. However, the conditions did not deter
The Jury heard one protest which was an alleged touching of a mark, but this was dismissed.
Today, New Year's Day, sees a rest day.
Positions after 3 races are:
1. MARIANO PELLEGRINO / SANTIAGO VERDINO (ARG) - 3, 1, 2
2. FEDERICO TRAVASCIO / JHOANNA GABIN (ARG) - 1, 2, 3
3. ALEJO RIGONI / SANTIAGO RIGONI (ARG) - 4, 4, 4
4. FERNANDO ANDRES GWOZDZ / JULIAN AUGUSTO DE MARE (ARG) - 2, 11, 1
5. NICOLAS SAPONARA / LUCIANA LONGUEIRA (ARG) - 5, 3, 7
6. NICOLAS PAGANINI / JUAN CRUZ MANRIQUE (ARG) - 6, 7, 8
7. JUAN MANUEL ALTOE / JULIAN MASSERIO (ARG) - 12, 6, 5
8. RUBEN PHILIPSE / QUINTEN LAUWERS (BEL) - 8, 9, 6
9. LUCIANO MARIA CAPACCIOLI / NICOLAS BUHLER (ARG) - 14, 5, 9
10. JIM HAVERHALS / ROGER DE MUNCK (BEL) - 9, 17, 10