420 - 470 Junior European Championship - final DAY

Date
Fri, 17/08/2012

420
Two final races for each of the gold, silver and bronze fleets on Friday 17 August 2012 wrapped up the 2012 420 Junior European Championships in Riva, Italy for one hundred and thirteen 420 teams from twenty-nine nations. Affirming the spread of young talent in the 420 fleet, eight different nations placed in the top 10 in the open division and eight different nations were in the Ladies top 10.

In a light breeze of around 7-9 knots, the Championship leaders going into the day Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan (FRA) did what they needed to secure the Championship, taking a non-risky approach to post a 2,17 scoreline and take the title ahead of Italy’s Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrò by 3 points.

Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan (FRA) have had an amazing run of from this Summer, including standing on the podium at each of the three Championships they have most recently contested – 420 Junior Europeans, silver at the 420 Worlds, and silver at the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds.

A late rush from David and Alex Charles of Spain, enabled them to slash the points deficit which positioned them in fifth going into the final day and leap up to take the bronze medal. Possibly the recently acquired Mohican hairstyle which David or Alex was sporting from after the layday helped, “Yes it made us go faster,” grinned David. Similar to the French, the bronze medal marks the Spanish brothers’ third consecutive podium finish – adding to their bronze medal at the 420 Worlds, and gold at the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Worlds.

Ferrari/Calabrò finished 15th at the 420 Worlds and a 9th at the ISAF Youth Worlds.

The best of days for Annabel Vose/Kirstie Urwin who were hoping that they may be able to see off the stiff competition from the boy’s teams and creep up through to the final top 10 on the leaderboard. It seemed like too big an ask, but the pair did it with a 7,2 result. Except for the form of the Charles’ brothers, their scorecard from races 11 and 12 was the second best points average from the two races and a reward of finishing tenth overall and the 2012 420 Ladies Junior European Champions.

420 Open Final Results – Top 10
1. Guillaume Pirouelle/Valentin Sipan (FRA) - 52 pts
2. Giacomo Ferrari/Giulio Calabrò (ITA) - 55 pts
3. David Charles/Alex Charles (ESP) - 68 pts
4. Fratzeskos Mpakatsias/Evaggelos Christopoulos (GRE) - 75 pts
5. Pieter Goedhart/Lars van Stekelenborg (NED) - 81 pts
6. Wade Waddell/Henry Fernberger (USA) - 95 pts
7. Sebastiano Baranzini/Matteo Colombo (SUI) – 95 pts
8. Michail Karagiannis Zenetzidak/Vasileios Kontakis (GRE) - 96 pts
9 .Callum Airlie/Joseph Butterworth (GBR) – 99 pts
10. Annabel Vose/Kirstie Urwin - 107 pts

420 Ladies Final Results - Top 10
1.    Annabel Vose/Kirstie Urwin (GBR) – 107 pts (10th overall)
2.    Lena Stückl/Franziska Máege (GER) – 136 pts (16th overall)
3.    Noya Bar-Am/Rimon Shoshan (ISR) – 156 pts (22nd overall)
4.    Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick/Abigail Rohman (USA) – 190 pts (30th overall)
5.    Tsuf Zamet/Stav Brokman (ISR) – 197 pts (31st overall)
6.    Ilaria Paternoster/Benedetta Di Salle (ITA) – 102 pts (39th overall)
7.    Jennifer PORET, Louise CHEVET (FRA) – 123 pts (41st overall)
8.    Nora Trüb/Giulia Corbelli (SUI) – 135 pts (45th overall)
9.    Adriana Rodes/Lucy Brugman (ESP) – 139 pts (46th overall)
10.    Jess Lavery/Georgie Motherselle (GBR) – 149 pts (48th overall)
 

470
Simon Sivitz Kosuta/Jas Farneti (ITA) trumped the fleet to claim the gold medal in the men/mixed event and Annika Bochmann/Elisabeth Panuschka (GER) won the gold in the women’s fleet – both holding onto the leading positions from the start of the day.

470 Men – Final Top 10
1.    Simon SIVITZ KOSUTA/Jas FARNETI (ITA) – 33 pts
2.    Mike WOOD/Hugh BRAYSHAW (GBR) – 47 pts
3.    Kevin PEPONNET/Baptiste BERTHIER (FRA) – 56 pts
4.    Alexander KAVVAS/George KAVVAS (GRE) - 60 pts
5.    Clément IKHLEF/Clément PEQUIN (FRA) – 61 pts
6.    Magnus MASILGE/Moritz KLINGENBERG (GER) – 62 pts
7.    Sacha PELISSON/Nicolas ROSSI (FRA) – 85 pts
8.    Benjamin BILDSTEIN/David HUSSL (AUT) – 85 pts
9.    Antonios TSIMBOUKELIS/Alexandros Triantafyllos BAKAT (GRE) – 89 pts
10.    Max DECKERS/Duko BOS (NED) – 104 pts

470 Women – Final Top 10
1. Annika Bochmann/Elisabeth Panuschka (GER) - 25 pts
2. Maëlenn Lemaître/Aloïse Retornaz (FRA) - 34 pts
3. Joanna Freeman/Katie Tomsett (GER) - 39 pts
4. Ewa Szczesna/Irmina Mrozek Gliszczynska (POL) - 40 pts
5. Amy Seabright/Eilidh Mcintyre (GBR) - 53 pts
6. Anna Burnet/Flora Stewart (GBR) - 67 pts
7. Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler (SUI) - 95 pts
8. Roberta Caputo/Giulia PAOLILLO (ITA) - 99 pts
9. Nadine Böhm/Karoline Göltzer (GER) - 106 pts
10. Sasha Ryan/Jaime Ryan (AUS) - 111 pts



ph. by DAVIDE TURRINI/Gardainfoto


 


ph. by DAVIDE TURRINI/Gardainfoto

 

Report by Luissa Smith