Three qualification races have been sailed by both Blue and Yellow groups on first qualification day in La Ballena Alegre, likely to permit Gold and Silver fleets to be built for finals by Monday 1st July evening.
Provisional results do confirm 2019 F18 Worlds to be of the highest quality, and it is now certain that finishing within the top 20 at the end of the week will be a true performance for any competitor, whatever skill level.
By gaining three bullets on three sailed races, reigning World Champions Iordanis PASCHALIDIS & Konstantinos TRIGKONIS demonstrated their perfect knowledge of their Scorpion, taking from the start an option on 2019 title, being already 7 points ahead ARG pair Cruz GONZALEZ SMITH& Mariano HEUSER, and 11 points ahead Aussies Brett GOODALL & Steff HAAZEN, when competition is very tight behind provisional Top Three, with a 10 points gap from position 4 to position 15…
Multihull legend Darren BUNDOCK, crewed by Conor NICHOLAS, scored UFD, 2, & 1, and so remains the most dangerous challenger for the Greeks. One can cross fingers for the battle to last until the very last race, for sustaining worldwide catamaran fans interest in the event.
Full results on event website
Picture by Marc Gonzalez Aloma