Tuesday, February 12, 2008

2008 Yngling Worlds

Photos yngling.org
State of the art racing at the Yngling Worlds
Not less that four of the boats in the Yngling fleet owns a Gold Medal from the Olympic games in Athens 2004. There are numerous of World and Continental Champions from the Yngling and other classes. In fact all female gold medallists from Athens (except RSX) are right now sailing in the Yngling Worlds.

The scene was set for world class sailing with 15-18 knots building a moderate chop in the green water of Biscayne Bay. Spectators, organisers, officials and coaches enjoyed watching the wonderful show of racing and from more than one boat a grunt was heard that they wished they were racing themselves.

The shifts were more even over the course compared to yesterday and even if most wind shifts were not very big there were many of them. The Yngling being a very speed similar boat made the race be a mind game of strategy and tactics.

The GBR team of Sarah AYTON, Sarah WEBB and Pippa WILSON keeps the lead with a third and a second of today’s races. A coach commented that ‘it’s about keeping the number of mistakes to a minimum’. The British team just managed to most of the time be on the right side of a shift and on the inside lane up to layline. - Full report