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Youth Sailing Worlds - Early Bird winners

Six class winners crowned gold medalists with day to spare

Six gold medal winners, including Britain's Islay Watson (Girls' RS:X) were confirmed on the penultimate day of racing at the Youth Sailing World Championships.

Other gold medal winners are:

American Geronimo Nores (Boys' RS:X), Argentinians Teresa Romairone and Dante Cittadini (Nacra 15), Josh Armit of New Zealand (Laser Radial Boys'), Charlotte Rose of the USA (Laser Radial Girls') and Joseph Hermus and Walter Henry, USA (Boys' 420).

Watson won the Girls' RS:X Class with a 'hat-trick' of race wins Thursday. This leap-frogged Veerle ten Have of New Zealand and Giorgia Speciale of Italy to confirm her early Gold.

It is Watson's first Youth Worlds and first gold medal.

In the girls 420, Britain's Vita Heathcote and Emilia Boyle (2,2) remain on course for a silver medal, behind Carmen and Emma Cowles of the USA, who have an 11 point lead for the gold.

The American pair won both races Thursday and hold an 11-point lead over Heathcote and Boyle, with Spain's Julia Minana and Silvia Sebastia (6,5) seven points back in third.

In the girls Radial event Matilda Nicholls GBR (2,2) had her best day moving to sixth overall and 14 points off the podium places.

Other GBR results:

Boy's 420 - 11th Rhys Lewis and Drew Wright (8,3)
Boys 29er - 8th Ewan Wilson and Fin Armstrong (1,12,6)
Girls 29er - 7th Freya Black and Millie Aldridge (5,3,9)
Mixed Nacra 15 - 18th William Smith and Abigail Clarke (20,19,11)
Boy's Radial - 22nd Jake Bowhay (24,21)
Boy's RS:X - 11th Isaac Lines (11,11,11)

Friday is the final day of competition in Corpus Christi where the remaining podium positions will be decided.

Full results available here

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