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Irish RS Feva Sailors in Gold Fleet Finish

26th July 2013
Laura and Molly are racing in the gold fleet on day four of the RS Feva worlds in Italy. Photo: J.R.Taylor
Irish RS Feva Sailors in Gold Fleet Finish

#Feva – On the final day of the RS Feva World Championship 2013, Ireland's Laura Gilmore and Molly Fekkes from Northern Ireland lie 33rd over all in the 171–boat fleet. 

The penultimate day of racing at the RS Feva World Championship 2013 at the Compagnia della vela Grosseto was dominated by the British teams. With four races held for each fleet (260° wind, 8 knots rising to 14 in the afternoon), there are now four British teams in the top four positions in the Gold standings which will decide the new World Champions.

The new leaders are Hannah Bristow and Bobby Hewitt (GBR 4610) on 15 points as a result of two wins and a 14th-place finish delivered today. Their performance pushed fellow Brits Wells/Todd (BGR 4332) back to second with 21 points (3,5,7) ahead of fellow countrymen Brown/Davies (GBR 4768) in third on 33 points (6,6,1).

This edged the Italian teams off the podium with Margherita Porro and Francesca Andrea Dall'Ora (Associazione Nautica Sebina) slipping into 4th position (46 points) after taking an 8th, a 10th and a 2nd position today, although they are solidly placed at the top of the women's standings. Behind them in 5th are still more British sailors, Grade/Prescott (46 points) followed for now by the reigning World Champions Leonardo Stocchero and Gianluca Virgenti (CV Toscolano Maderno), on 56 points after a very up-and-down day indeed (BDF,14,8).

The Brits are also dominating the other two fleets with Ozanne/Lewis leading in the Silver and Strauss/Mitchell in the Bronze.

Tomorrow will see the two final Gold races being staged (along with three for the Silver and the Bronze), starting at 11:55. Once the racing on the water is over, the prize-giving ceremony for the Bronze, Silver and Gold winners will take place on the Compagnia della vela Grosseto with the announcement of the new RS Feva World Champion.

RS Feva World Championship – Provisional Gold standings after 6 finals- Top 5
Complete provisional standings* available from:
The first points figure was awarded after qualifiers (cannot be discarded)

1. GBR 4610 - Hannah Bristow / Bobby Hewitt - Leigh and Lowton - 3, 3, 1, 6, 1, 1, (14) - 15 points
2. GBR 4332 - Elliot Wells / Jake Todd - Hayling Island Sailing Club - 2, 2, 2, (23), 3, 5, 7 - 21 pt
3. GBR 4768 - Arthur Brown / Niamh Davies - Royal Burnham YC - 9, 1, (17), 10, 6, 6, 1 - 33 pt
4. ITA 2592 - Margherita Porro / Francesca Andrea Dall'Ora - A.N. Sebina - 1, 4, 21, (49), 8, 10, 2 - 46 pt
5. GBR 4924 - Samuel Grade / Katie Prescott - Lymington Town/Hayling Island - 25, 6, 4, 1, (58 BFD), 4, 6 - 46 pt

Published in RS Sailing Team

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