With only one race held Sunday, the finals of the third and conclusive act of the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup came to a close.
The Act 3 winners in Cagliari were Dutchsail – Janssen de Jong, after a run of impeccable racing throughout the series.
The event began with qualifying rounds on 21 October, before moving on to knockouts and then three days of racing in the finals.
With 12 to 18 knots of wind and poor visibility, the teams managed to complete just a single race on the usual quadrangle course, this time with an upwind start.
At the conclusion of the first race, the race committee decided to send the fleet back to the docks, deeming that the poor visibility would make continuing with the schedule unsafe.
From Monday 1 to 3 November the crews will start all over again.
The six top qualifying teams across the three Acts competing in the Grand Final: Dutch Sail and Young Azzurra in Gaeta, Team France and Okalys in Limone, Team Argentina and Equal Sailing in Cagliari.
The winners of the circuit will be awarded a voucher for the entire 2022 season worth €50,000.
The teams placing second and third will receive vouchers worth €30,000 and €15,000 covering their participation in two weeks and one week of the Grand Prix circuit respectively.
Youth Foiling Gold Cup Act 3 – Final
1st DutchSail – Janssen de Jong – – 60 pts
2nd Team Argentina – – 43 pts
3rd Team France – – 39 pts
4th Young Azzurra – – 34 pts
5th Equal Sailing – – 22 pts
6th Katana Sailing Team – – 16 pts
Top Speed of the day: 27.84 kt – DutchSail – Janssen de Jong
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