Tuesday, July 29th 2014
The 2014 420 World and Womens' World Championships, 25 July-3 August 2014, is being held on the Priwall Peninsula off Travemuende and is organized by the Lübeck Yacht Club in partnership with the German 420 Class Association, Deutscher Segler Verband and the International 420 Class Association.
Teams contest a 12 race series, with 6 races in the qualification series and 6 in the final, with a single race discard coming into play after race five. The 420 Open and 420 Ladies are each split into two fleets for the qualification series with reseeding after each day’s racing. For the 6 race final series, teams will advance to gold and silver fleets, based on their position on the leaderboard from the qualification series.
There are 195 teams from 27 countries (111 Open and 84 Ladies). The lone Canadian entry is the team of Jake Megaffin and Alexander Sapp of RNSYS in Halifax. Jake and Alex represented Canada in 2013 at the ISAF Youth Worlds and the 420 Worlds. They have been in Europe training and racing since late June and all efforts have been made to improve over last years 106th place finish. Their goal is to make it to the gold fleet. Best of luck to Team Canada!
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