• Gdynia Hosting Jr Worlds In Nacra 17, 49er & 49er FX

    54 49er FX, 43 49er and 14 Nacra 17 teams have gathered in Gdynia, located on the Baltic Coast of Poland
    for the 2021 Jr Worlds. 22 countries are represented, mostly from Eastern and Western Europe, with the the USA, Brazil, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands and Argentina
    also represented.

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    On the first day of the Gdynia Sailing Days regatta, the junior world championships in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes were excellent Mikołaj Staniul and Jakub Sztorch (YKP Gdynia), who lead 43 teams from 18 countries in the 49er class. Tytus Butowski (AZS AWFiS Gdańsk) and Łukasz Machowski (MKS Dwjka Warszawa) are seventh. Among the women in the 49erFX class, Gabriela Czapska and Hanna Rajchert (Spjnia Warszawa) are 21st place. In total, 111 teams from 22 countries compete in Gdynia.
    On Wednesday, sailors in all classes started three times. Staniul and Sztorch won the first two races in their group, and in the third start they reached the finish line in second place.

    - Today the conditions were great and all races were held in even wind. I am also very pleased with the attitude of our players. And I don't mean only the positions taken, because they also depend on the disposition of their rivals, but the fact that they sailed reliably. The boys sailed as best they could and that's what this competition is all about. Mikołaj and Kuba should do what they can, and then everything will be fine and they will get this high place. Of course, the premise is that you don't have to look at the results, analyze the places and count the points. They have to be focused on each race and day ahead. Only 20 percent of the regattas are behind us and a lot can happen. We certainly do not choke on what was today, because tomorrow is another day and we start it from scratch - said Dominik Buksak,

    The white and red team confirmed that they belong to the world leaders. At the beginning of July 2019 in the Norwegian town of Risor, they finished just behind the podium in the world junior championship, while in December of that year in Vilamoura, Portugal, they won the bronze medal in the European championship in this age category, and triumphed to the age of 21.

    - You cannot be influenced by such things, because each regatta must be approached as if it were a new challenge. What was a month, let alone more than a year ago, no longer matters. Everyone started the championship from the same position and everyone had the same chances of winning. On Sunday we will see how individual crews used them - added Buksak.

    The Poles are followed by the Germans Paul Pietzcker and Linus von Oppen and the Spaniards Andres Barrio and Antonio Martinez. Butowski and Machowski are in the high seventh position, winning third and twice fifth place.

    - Today the sailing conditions were perfect, but we are aiming for a slightly weaker wind. We are satisfied with our attitude, however, because we are making our debut in this championship, and we are swimming evenly and in the lead. We hope that the next days will be equally successful for us - commented the other Polish crew.

    In Gdynia, two more Polish teams are competing in the 49er class. Adam Głogowski and Maciej Krusiec (Nauticus YC Olsztyn) are 12th, while Mateusz Ksobich and Patryk Rżak (AZS Poznań Center) are 39th.

    54 teams from 15 countries compete in the 49erFX class. This group also includes male and mixed duos, but only female teams will be included in the world championships. For the time being, Italians Jana Germani and Giorgia Bertuzzi are in the lead in the overall classification, ahead of the Germans Moritz Dorau and Riko Rockenbauch, and the Danes, Helena Wolff and Carl Sloth.

    Czapska and Rajchert are the highest of the white and red, 21st place, Marcel Mierzwicki and Franciszek Borys (YKP Gdynia) are 24th, Patryk Kosmalski (ChKŻ Chojnice) and Marceli Montrymowicz (OKŻ Olsztyn) 42nd, and Marcelina Korszon and Zuzannie Mrz (Nauticus YC Olsztyn) 49th position.

    Among the 14 crews from nine countries, there are no Poles in the Nacra 17 catamarans. After three races, Italians Gianluigi Ugolini and Maria Giubilei lead the way, the French Margaux Billy and Leo Maurin are second, and Germany's Jesse Lindstadt and Jill Paland close the top three.

    The Junior World Championships in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 classes will end on Sunday. The organizers plan to run a total of 15 races, 3 each day.

    Current leaders include:

    49er fx

    1st ITA 247 Jana GERMANI / Giorgia BERTUZZI
    8.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 8.0

    2nd GER 178 Moritz DORAU / Riko ROCKENBAUCH
    11.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 11.0

    3rd NED 69 Florine BRAMERVAER / Durk Willem DIJKSTRA
    13.0 3.0 9.0 1.0 13.0


    1st POL 164 Mikołaj STANIUL /J akub SZTORCH
    4.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0

    2nd GER 600 Paul PIETZCKER / Linus von OPPEN
    5.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 5.0

    3rd ESP 966 Andrs BARRIO / Antonio TORRADO MARTINEZ
    6.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 6.0

    Nacra 17:

    1st ITA 98 Gianluigi UGOLINI / Maria GIUBILEI
    4.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 4.0

    2nd FRA 529 Margaux BILLY/ Lo MAURIN
    9.0 1.0 3.0 5.0 9.0

    3rd GER 491 Jesse LINDSTDT/ Jill PALAND
    10.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 10.0


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