470 - World Championship 2019 - Enoshima JPN - Final results, Gold for GBR and AUS, disappointing North Americans
The 470 World Championships on the Olympic waters of Enoshima JPN were concluded this morning UTC with the Medal Races with only small modifications on the podiums. ----- Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS secured their seventh World Champion title ahead of Jordi Xammar/Nicolas Rodriguez ESP. Thanks to winning the Medal Race, Dahlberg/Bergström SWE moved up on the Bronze rank. ----- In the 470 women, Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR won the duel against Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN. Bronze went to Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA. ----- The Olympic nations berth went in the Men to Greece, Russia, China and Turkey, in the Women to Poland, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Germany. ----- The North American teams were definitely not at ease with the rather rough conditions in Japan. The best placed Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) on rank 18 were much below their standard. Fortunately enough, the Olympic nations qualification had been realized last year already. Trevor Davis/Trevor Bornarth USA (Severn Sailing Association/Oyster Bay 470 Team) as 51st and Joshua Yale/Michael Montagnese CAN as 52nd are the backmarkers of the 52 boat fleet. ----- Sticking together in the last third of the 470 women fleet were Atlantic Brugman Cabot/Nora Brugman Cabot USA (Shelter Island YC) on 30th, Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/New York YC) on 31st and Carmen Cowles/Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC) on 32nd. Obviously, the hoped Olympic nation berth was far away. Emily Bornarth/Laura Slovensky USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) remained on rank 38 among the 39 participants. ----- The ranking lists and the news.