France leads ILCA 7 World Championship

Vallarta, Mexico – Jean-Baptiste Bernaz from France has amassed a large 20-point lead at the ILCA 7 (ex-Laser) World Championship after two races were held, the fleet greeted with lighted and shiftier winds as they arrived in the starting area on the in Riviera Nayarit.

The race committee had to postpone the start several times to adjust to the breeze. However, both fleets finally started and were both clear.

Pavlos Kontides (CYP) had a comfortable lead at the leeward gate and kept his position until the finish, moving him up from sixth overall to second.

Stefano Peschiera (PER) and Giovanni Coccoluto Giorgetti (ITA) finished the race second and third accordingly.

The second race of the day was again good for Pavlos and he placed fifth. By finishing third behind race winner Filip Jurišic and Tonci Stipanovic (both from Croatia), Thomas Saunders (NZL)up to second overall by one point.

With the last two races of the Championship to be sailed tomorrow. While first place looks solid, the rest of the podium is up for grabs.

Tomorrow is the final day of racing and two races are scheduled, with the first possible warning signal at 1300 hours.

Top five results:

  1. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA) – 30 points
  2. Thomas Saunders (NZL) – 50 points
  3. Pavlos Kontides (CYP) – 51 points
  4. Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) – 51 points
  5. Finn Lynch (IRL) – 56 points

Full results:

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