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Helena Scutt Crowned Female Moth World Champion


  • Helena Scutt Crowned Female Moth World Champion

    Day 6 – Moth Worlds

    The Moth 2022 World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Argentino at its headquarters in Dirsena Norte, came to an end. It was a challenging event: conditions weren’t always easy, but we managed to have thirteen fair races that gave us new champions.
    On the sixth and last day, three races were completed.
    In the first race, 8 knots were blowing from the NE sector. Massimo Contessi won this race.

    As the day went on, the wind shifted to the east and reduced its intensity. The Italian Francesco Bruni won the last two races and took the title of Master World Champion.

    After thirteen races, British Dylan Fletcher Scott was crowned World Champion in the Moth 2022 Class, with a total of seventeen points. Argentina’s Massimo Contessi came in second place with twenty-seven points and also received the title of Junior World Champion. Completing the podium was Italy’s Simone Salva, with thirty-six points.

    Helena Scutt was crowned Female World Champion.

    The top ten is completed by the following sailors:
    4th Brad Funk | USA
    5th Richard Didham | USA
    6? Francesco Bruni | ITA
    7? Robert Greenhalgh | AUS
    8? Harry Melgues | USA
    9? Enzo Balanger | FRA
    10th Sebastien Schneiter | SUI

    Day 5

    On the fifth and penultimate day of racing at the Moth World Championship the wind once again delivered on a typical spring day on the Rio de la Plata and four races were completed.

    The first two races were sailed in easterly winds of around 9 knots, both won by Argentine Massimo Contessi.
    For the third and fourth races the wind intensity increased and British Dylan Fletcher, who has been leading the world championship since yesterday, won both races.

    With these results Fletcher is comfortably positioned as leader of the standings with eleven points, while the Argentine Massimo Contessi follows him in second place with nineteen points. Italy’s Simone Salva completes the podium with a total of 23 points.

    After the races the sailors shared an after race of prawns with gin Bosque

    Day 4
    After a third day with no races, the Rio de la Plata delivered and we had a fourth day with four successful races.
    The first and second with winds from the ESE, close to 9 knots. British sailor Dylan Fletcher Scott won the first race, while the second wan was won by the Italian, Simone Salva.
    For the third race the wind was in the ESE quadrant and was won by Richard Didham from USA.

    For the fourth race the wind shifted to the east with an intensity of 13 knots. Dylan Fletcher ended the day with a high note, winning this last race.
    After a very neat and consistent day, Fletcher leads the standings with 7 points. He is followed by Simone Salva, with a 9 points gap. The podium is completed by Argentinian Massimo Contessi, tied with the second place.

    Day 2 – Moth Worlds

    The second day of the Moth World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Argentino, was another complicated day due to weather conditions.
    After the morning sailors’ meeting, the Race Committee decided to wait ashore first due to lack of wind and then due to an approaching storm.

    After 16:30, the fleet was finally able to come down and complete a challenging race with 18 knots from the SSW and quite a lot of swell.

    American Richard Didham won the race, followed by Argentine Massimo Contessi and American Brad Funk.
    A second race was considered but conditions were too tough.
    With these two races Massimo Contessi leads the standings with two second places, and is three points ahead of the Italian Francesco Bruni, who is in second place. The podium is completed by the British Dylan Fletcher Scott with eleven points.
    American sailor Helena Scutt leads the Female category.
    Tomorrow the races will continue, waiting for the wind to cooperate a little more.

    Day 1 – Moth Worlds

    The Moth Class World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Argentino, finally started.
    With 39 participants from 9 countries, the first day of races of this event was eagerly awaited.

    The day began with a skippers’ meeting, where the plan for the day was laid out. Shortly before noon the first boat hit the water and was followed by the rest of the fleet. Unfortunately the light wind forced the Race Committee to postpone the races, so the sailors returned to land to wait for better conditions.
    Around five o’clock in the afternoon, with renewed hope and about ten knots, the fleet returned to the water to complete the only race of the day.

    British 49er Olympic champion, Dylan Fletcher, was the winner, followed by Argentinian Massimo Contessi and Italian Francesco Bruni.
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