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420 World Championships - Smallwood and Thompson challenge leaders

Britain's Alex Smallwood and Ross Thompson move into second for the final stage of the 420 World Champions in Greece.

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Smallwood and Thompson have raced a steady series throughout the Championship, with their worst result of 12th discarded. Another solid day of 4, 5, pushed them up to second and just 4 points off the leaders.

The reigning U17 420 World Champions Telis Athanasopoulos Yogo and Dimitris Tassios raced a consistent 9, 4 to headline at the front of the seventy-seven boat Open fleet.

Overnight leaders Edoardo Ferraro and Francesco Orlando had their worst day of the Championships, scoring 36, 23 and drop to third.

420 - Open Provisional Results – Top 5 after 8 Races
1. Telis ATHANASOPOULOS YOGO/Dimitris TASSIOS (GRE 56371) - 33 pts
2. Alex SMALLWOOD/Ross THOMPSON (GBR 55015) - 37 pts
3. Edoardo FERRARO/Francesco ORLANDO (ITA 56278) - 46 pts
4. Lucas PARES/Teo PARES (ESP 55233) - 51 pts
5. Tal SHARITI SADE/Noam HOMRI (ISR 54121) - 52 pts

In the U17 championship Britain’s Rhys Lewis and Drew Wright secured their second appearance in the top three on Friday.

They trail the American duo of Max Anker and Leyton Borcherding by 13 points.

Italy’s Demetrio Sposato and Gabriele Centrone still sit fairly safely at the front of the U17 fleet with a 19 point advantage.

420 - U17 Provisional Results – Top 5 after 8 Races
1. Demetrio SPOSATO/Gabriele CENTRONE (ITA 56124) - 26 pts
2. Max ANKER/Leyton BORCHERDING (USA 56128) - 45 pts
3. Rhys LEWIS/Drew WRIGHT (GBR 56342) - 58 pts
4. Martín WIZNER/Pedro AMENEIRO (ESP 56016) - 61 pts
5. Ariadni-Papaskevi SPANAKI/Myrto PAPADOPOULOU (GRE 54484) - 65 pts

In the Ladies event, the run of success continues for the USA’s Emma Kaneti and Ciara Rodriguez-Horan, 18 points ahead of the French pair of Violette Dorange and Camille Orion.

Dorange and Orion took out the win in the second race of today, with third placed Carmen and Emma Cowles winning the first, and both retain their second and third places on the leaderboard.

Britain's Hatty Morsley and Pippa Croppley are 11th overall.

420 - Ladies Provisional Results – Top 5 after 8 Races
1. Emma KANETI/Ciara RODRIGUEZ-HORAN (USA 54066) - 21 pts
2. Violette DORANGE/Camille ORION (FRA 56277) - 39 pts
3. Carmen COWLES/Emma COWLES (USA 56365) - 48 pts
4. Maria CABA/Pilar CABA (ESP 56245) - 51 pts
5. Marta GARRIDO/Clara LLABRÉS (ESP 56260) - 54 pts

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29 July 2017 8:01 GMT


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