ILCA and I420 Classes Start Racing on Saturday
Day 3 Recap
August 14, 2021 – San Francisco
Saturday’s racing welcomed the ILCA 6 , ILCA 4, and International 420 events to the regatta. The Open Formula Kite, iQFoil 9, and iQFoil 8 events continued their racing after posting five races each on Friday.
The wind and chop on Saturday may have surpassed Friday’s conditions. San Francisco Bay featured north / northwest winds at 15-25 knots. Choppy waters challenged the ILCA and 420 classes, while puffy and gusty breezes made racing tricky for the kites and boards. Air temperatures were in the mid to low 60s for most of the day.
Cristobal Hagerman Haro (Bahia de Banderas, Mexico) and Adrien Gaillard (Cozumel, Mexico) moved up the leaderboard in the iQFoil 9 event. Haro posted a 4-1-5-4-1 scoring line on Saturday and Gaillard posted 1-(6)-2-3-2 scores and both athletes have 20 points to take a six point lead over Friday’s leader Xavier Ferlet (Santa Clarita, Calif.).
Six countries are represented in the Men’s iQFoil event, including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and South Africa.
After five more races in the iQFoil class, JP Lattanzi (Honolulu, Hawaii) continued to excel by winning four more races and he has now won eight of the first ten races of the regatta. Bryn Muller (Largo, Fla.) is the top women in the fleet and six points back, and Danicka Sailer (Honolulu, Hawaii) remains in third place.
Open Formula Kite
Kai Calder (Alameda, Calif.) took possession of first place in the Open Forumula Kite fleet. Calder was even on points with Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, Calif.) and Markus Edegran (Rio Vista, Calif.) after Friday’s racing. He posted scores of (3)-2-1-2-1 to take a two-point lead over Heineken and five points ahead of Edegran.
The I420 fleet tallied three races on Saturday to start the regatta. Jack Murphy (Hillsborough, Calif.) and Sawyer Bastian (San Jose, Calif.) took an early lead after winning the first two races of the event and placing second in Race 3. They lead Alec Van Kerckhove (Los Altos, Calif.) and Dylan Murphy (Menlo Park, Calif.) by four points. Kerckhove and Murphy won Race 3.
*Stand by for ILCA class results.
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