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29er Worlds - Kiwi pair top leaderboard on Day 1

After day 1 of the Zhik 29er Class World Championship at Alamitos Bay YC, Kiwi pair Seb Lardies and Scott McKenzie lead by four points.

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Lardies and McKenzie (3,4,1) lead by four points from Argentina’s Santiago Duncan Loiaz and Elias Dalli (4,1,7) after three flight races, each picking up a race win.

In third are Benji Daniel and Alex Burger (2,3,10) of South Africa. with the Aussie pair Lachie Brewer and Max Paul (7,2,7) in fourth.

Best placed British pair are Max Clapp and Ross Banham (4,10,11) in ninth place overall.

While Nick Robins and Billy Vennis-Ozanne (35,8,1) who recovered from a slow start to win their third flight race are in 19th overall.

James Hammett and James Eales are 27th, George Tardrew and Jake Hardman 33rd and in 35th place are Courtney Bilbrough and Hanna Brant.

Lardes and McKenzie had earlier won the US Nationals pre-worlds event by a narrow margin over the local duo of Alie Toppa and Jacob Rosenberg.

Qualifying is completed on 2 August, followed by three days of Finals, to be held Thursday, August 3 through Saturday, August 5. The Final Series will consist of 10 races.

Zhik 29er Class World Championship 2017, leading scores after 3 races (129 entries)

1st NZL 7 Seb Lardies / Scott McKenzie 3 4 1 8 pts
2nd ARG 2568 Santiago Duncan Loiaz / ELIAS DALLI 4 1 7 12 pts
3rd RSA 1498 Benji Daniel / Alex Burger 2 3 10 15 pts
4th AUS 2686 Lachie Brewer / Max Paul 7 2 7 16 pts
5th ESP 2640 Pep Costa / FRAN NUNEZ 5 13 2 20 pts
6th ESP 2422 ALBERT GELPI / ALEXANDRE BOQUET 18 2 2 22 pts
7th NZL 2267 FRANCESCO Kayrouz ]/ Jackson Keon 2 11 9 22 pts
8th USA 2383 Neil Marcellini / Ian Brill 10 10 3 23 pts
9th GBR 2514 Max Clapp / Ross Banham 4 10 11 25 pts
10th HKG 2678 Yann Thierry d'Argenlieu / Akira Sakai 8 9 9/RDG 26 pts
11th USA 2454 Nicolas Martin / DAMIAN SAPONARA 3 20 4 27 pts
12th CAN 2596 William Bonin / Samuel Bonin 7 6 17 30 pts
13th USA 1998 Lucas Pierce / Wells Drayton 12 12 8 32 pts
14th FRA 2361 Benjamin Jaffrezic / Léo Chauvel 11 15 8 34 pts
15th IRL 23 Harry Durcan / Harry Whitaker 24 3 10 37 pts
16th USA 2590 Alie Toppa / Jacob Rosenberg 28 4 5 37 pts
17th POL 2351 MIKOLAJ STANIUL / Kajetan Jablonski 15 16 6 37 pts
18th NZL 2390 Lewis Anderson / Patrick Morgan 29 7 6 42 pts
19th GBR 2304 Nick Robins / Billy Vennis-Ozanne 35 8 1 44 pts
20th NZL 2396 Craig Keenan / Reece Caulfield 36 11 3 50 pts

Full results here

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Gerald New - Sailweb
1 August 2017 7:21 GMT


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