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  • Slingsby Repeats As Moth World Champion

    Tom Slingsby IS YOUR 2021 IMCA International Moth Class Association WORLD CHAMPION!!
    By successfully defending his 2019 title at these Moth Worlds due to the COVID 19 Pandemic,
    he technically is a back to back world champion!

    After 2 races with Peler, Slingsby wins the world title with two races to go. Jensen and Goodison close out the podium; first Italian Francesco Bruni and first woman Josie Gliddon
    The “Redoro Frantoi Veneti” Moth World Championship ends in perfect fashion: races with Peler.
    The first warning signal for the Gold fleet at 8 o’clock made the athletes get into the water that the sun had not come out of the mountains yet.

    Regattas were also scheduled in the afternoon but unfortunately the Ora came in a little late allowing only one race to be held for the Silver fleet.

    In the morning the script remained the same: total domination by Tom Slingsby, Autralia, who won the title of World Champion in the Moth class with two races to spare. Second consecutive victory for him after the world championship in Perth in 2019.

    Second place for Iain Jensen, Australia. Closing the podium is the Englishman that calls Fraglia Vela Malcesine home Paul Goodison, who recovered brilliantly after the accident that saw him break the mast.

    First Italian Checco Bruni, after a super comeback, second Italian in seventh position the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo Ruggero Tita, and within the top 10 the Fraglia Vela Malcesine athlete Simone Salvà in ninth position.

    The Silver fleet saw the Austrian Philipp Hribar come out on top; second from Denmark Frederik Just Melson and third the Croatian Luka Dogan.

    The women’s ranking see Josie Gliddon, United Kingdom, on the first step of the podium, and second Jo Aleh, multiple Olympic medalist from New Zealand; both sailors fought in the Gold fleet.
    Third woman in the regatta Franziska Mäge from Germany.

    Different conditions for this fifth day of the “Redoro Frantoi Veneti” Moth World Championship; the weakest Ora of the past few days forces the athletes to squeeze the most out of their boats. The last race of the day was particularly complex with the waning wind on Lake Garda.

    The sailors of the Silver fleet descended into the water in front of the Fraglia Vela Malcesine at 3 PM in order to give the breeze time to stabilize. After 2 tight regattas the fleet leadership changes, with Philipp Hribar from Austria in the lead; second and losing one place from Denmark Frederik Just Melson, and Luka Dogan in third, also losing a position.

    Among the Gold fleet, the first position remains occupied by the phenomenon Tom Slingsby from Australia at 10 points with three first places on the day.
    Second, now 24 points behind, the SailGP opponent Iain Jensen, Australia, with a fifth place today and two sub-par races to be dropped.
    Nathan Outteridge closes out the podium, confirming an all-Australian top 3.

    Positive day for the Italians racing: Checco Bruni climbs up to sixth position and Ruggero Tita earns a spot to put himself in fifth place.
    Simone Salvà, athlete of the Fraglia Vela Malcesine, consolidates his placement in the top 10, precisely ninth, with an excellent day.

    Paul Goodison: “Fun day on Lake Garda, with perfect conditions for the first two races. The last was complicated with a weakening Ora; I did a lot of low-riding which with the new mast following yesterday’s accident did not help me much. I almost beat Tom Slingsby in the second round, it would have been nice, but he’s going really fast ”.


    After 2 perfect days, today in occasion of the first day of finals of the “Redoro Frantoi Veneti” Moth World Championship, the Ora remained for only 5 races. Unfortunately, a 60 degree wind shift before the last race, third for the Silver fleet, did not allow to complete the entire program.

    At the end of today the Australian dominance in the Gold fleet is consolidated, with 4 of the first 5 positions occupied by the “down-under” superstars.
    First in the rankings with 8 points the usual Tom Slingsby, with two first places and a second; trailing by 11 points is Iain Jensen and third at 29 is Kyle Langford.
    First Italian in sixth place in the standings Ruggero Tita with 35 points.

    In the Silver fleet, after only 2 regattas, we find Frederik Just Melson, Denmark in first place; second Luka Dogan from Croatia, and third David Smithwhite from Great Britain.

    oday at the Fraglia Vela Malcesine, on the Venetian shore of Lake Garda, the second day of the “Redoro Frantoi Veneti” Moth World Championship took place.

    Six races were held, with the first start at 13:30, with a steady Ora around 14 knots; like the first day there were 2 regattas of the Blue fleet, 3 of the Yellow, and one last one for the Blue.

    Despite the reshuffled fleets, the result remained the same: two imperious performances by the Australians Tom Sligsby and Iain Jensen.

    The Yellow fleet once again saw Tom Slingsby from Australia at the top of the charts after 3 races, with 3 first places with a large margin over the second. Second in the same fleet is Kyle Langford, Australia, followed by French sailor Aymeric Arthaud.

    In the Blue fleet we find Iain Jensen, Australia in first place; second Paul Goodison, England and third, also from Australia, Nathan Outteridge.


    oday at the Fraglia Vela Malcesine, on the shores of Lake Garda, the first day of the “Redoro Frantoi Veneti” Moth World Championship took place; over 150 athletes from more than 24 nations were on the water to hash it out on foils.

    Given the very high number of members considering the last years of the pandemic, the boats were divided into two fleets of equal number: the Yellow and Blue fleets.
    Six races were held with the first start at 14:25 in order to give time to the Ora to stabilize: 2 for the Yellow fleet, 3 for the Blue, and one last for the Yellow.

    The breeze between 8 and 12 knots proved to be perfect to highlight the talent of some of the best sailors in the world that this competition has brought together.

    The Yellow fleet saw Tom Slingsby from Australia on top of the standings after 3 races, with 3 first places, all obtained with a margin over the second.
    Currently second in the same fleet is Paul Goodison, England, closely followed by the Italian Olympic gold medalist in Tokyo Ruggero Tita.

    In the Blue fleet we find Iain Jensen, Australia, in first place, with a performance that mirrored the one of Slingsby.
    Second is Kyle Langford, Australia; third, also from Australia, Nathan Outteridge.


    Final Rankings
    1 – Tom Slingsby
    1 – Iain Jensen
    3 – Paul Goodison
    4 – Kyle Langford
    5 – Francesco Bruni
    6 – Phil Robertson
    7 – Ruggero Tita
    8 – Nathan Outteridge
    9 – Simone Salvà
    10 – Dylan Fletcher
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