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01 Feb 2012

Sivitz Kosuta/Farneti (ITA) Continue to Lead at 470 Junior Worlds

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2012 470 Junior World Championships
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At the 2012 470 Junior World Championship, sailed out of Takapuna Boating Club on Auckland's North Shore, ten races have been completed. Simon Sivitz Kosuita/Jas Farneti of Italy continued their winning ways, and the consistency of Afrodite Kyranakou/Jeske Kisters of the Netherlands kept the women's crew just clear of their rivals.

Racing conditions returned to the prevailing breeze of this regatta. The offshore south westerly, with it's shifty and patchy gusts, is hard to read and was described as "a crazy breeze" by at least one sailor who lost 10 boats when missing a shift. The wind was 15-18 knots.

470 Men/Mixed
Sivitz Kosuta/Farneti began the day with yet another win, but it was the Netherlands crew of Dirk Bennen/Rogier Weijers who claimed line honours in race 10. This brings Bennen/Weijers up into third place on the leader board after beginning the day on sixth, while the ever consistent local lads James Turner/Finn Drummond put in a solid performance with a second and fifth placing which tightened their grip on second position. Snakes and ladders in the challenging conditions is to be expected and today was no exception in the fleet - Magnus MasilgeMoritz Klingenberger have climbed from eighth to fifth, while young Greek sailors Alexandros and George Kavvas have dropped two places in the heavier breeze.

Day 5 Photos © OceanPhotography

Top 10 Overall

Pos Nation Crew R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Pts
1 ITA SIVITZ KOSUTA Simon/
FARNETI Jas
-9 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 14
2 NZL TURNER James/
DRUMMOND Finn
7 2 3 3 -13 4 3 7 2 5 36
3 NED BENNEN Dirk/
WEIJERS Rogier
3 7 2 9 (22 BFD) 8 16 4 3 1 53
4 AUS CRAWFORD Matthew/
CRAWFORD Robert
5 3 9 4 8 3 4 8 -13 12 56
5 GER MASILGE Magnus/
KLINGENBERGER Moritz
1 9 8 8 3 -13 11 11 5 4 60
6 FRA PELISSON Sacha/
ROSSI Nicholas
12 10 (22 BFD) 2 2 5 7 3 11 8 60
7 GRE KAVVAS Alexandros/
KAVVAS George
4 15 7 5 4 -16 2 5 6 16 64
8 NZL STEVENSON Luke/
BULLOCK Sam
11 5 4 7 10 2 -15 14 4 7 64
9 ARG VOLKER Pablo/
CUNILL MARTINEZ Agustin
-16 11 6 6 6 12 6 9 8 2 66
10 NZL MOORE Gareth/
GOODWIN Ben
13 6 5 10 5 6 5 -19 15 10 75

470 Women
A run of second places has put seven points between series leaders Netherland's Afrodite Kyranakou/Jeske Kisters and new combination Annika Bochmann/Elisabeth Panuschka. Bochmann is the defending 470 Junior World Champion with her previous crew, so has plenty of experience to call on.

A first placing in race nine brought the German girls a little closer to their goal, but a drop in the second race relieved the pressure on Kyranakou/Kisters once again. Despite a DNF (did not finish) the British crew Anna Burnet/Flora Stewart remain in third, but Chika Hatae/Eri Hatayama of Japan are now within contention following a win in the second race today.

Day 5 Photos © OceanPhotography

Top 10 Overall

Pos Nat   R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Pts
1 NED KYRANAKOU Afrodite/
KISTERS Jeske
1 1 -5 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 15
2 GER BOCHMANN Annika/
PANUSCHKA Elisabeth
5 3 1 1 4 3 3 1 1 -7 22
3 GBR BURNET Anna/
STEWART Flora
3 2 3 3 1 2 5 3 (11 DNF) 5 27
4 JPN HATAE Chika/
HATAYAMA Eri
-8 4 2 4 7 4 1 4 4 1 31
5 AUS RYAN Sasha/
RYAN Jamie
-7 5 7 7 3 7 4 6 5 4 48
6 NZL DAWSON Erica/
FRANCIS Vicky
4 7 (11 BFD) 5 6 5 7 5 7 3 49
7 NZL BERRY Sarah/
BERRY Emma
2 (11 DNF) 4 6 9 6 8 7 3 8 53
8 IRL KISSANE Diana/
TIDEY Saskia
6 8 (11 BFD) 11 DNF 8 8 6 8 6 6 67
9 JPN HADACHI Yuka/
MUTA Ayami
9 6 6 8 5 -10 9 9 9 10 71
10 NZL BARBARICH-BACHER Bianca/
FRANCIS Julia
-10 9 8 9 10 9 10 10 8 9 82

Another day with two more races remain in the series for all competitors, giving the sailors a last chance to move into the top ten placings and allow them to take part in the medal race on Friday.

Video Review after Day 5 of racing

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Media Contacts:
Will Calver, Official Photographer
Ocean Photography
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Christine Hansen, Media Liaison
New Zealand 470 Class Association
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Source: Christine Hansen

Top Image: Simon Sivitz Kosuta/Jas Farneti lead the way © Ocean Photography