Some major changes happened on the second-last day of the ISAF Youth Sailing Championship at Tavira POR. All classes sailed two races in a 10-12 kn seabreeze.
Already before the last race, the 420 Girls World Champions are known, as Silvia Mas Depares/Marta Davila Mateu ESP have a solid 13 points' lead on Yahel Wallach/Stav Brokman ISR who have the Silver Medal for sure. Six teams will fight for Bronze, with Theres Dahnke/Birte Winkel GER 3rd on the pole position with a 4 points advantage.
In the 420 Boys, Ibuki Koizumi/Kotaro Matsuo JPN are now back on top at equal points with the 2nd Yia Jia Loh/Jonathan Yeo SIN. Behind this duo, the points' gaps remain minor with Mohammad Faizal Norizan/Ahmad Syukri Abdul Aziz MAS as 3rd 3 points back and all top-six boats have still a chance for a Medal.
In the 29ers, Quinn Wilson/Riley Gibbs USA have replaced the leaders Brice Yrieix/Loic Fischer FRA on top, as the French suffered a premature start disqualification. But the deficit is only one point before the last race today. Marcus Somerville/Isaac McHardie NZL 7 points behind have also still a chance for the title.
On the first place of the SL16-catamarans are Louis Flament/Charles Dorange FRA 11 points ahead, and only Jordi and Ruben Booth ESP have a theoretical chance to move on top. Kim Vidal/Antonio Lopes BRA are 3rd, and will have to defend the Bronze Medal against Parent/Schultz USA 4 points behind.
The title in the RS:X Boys' windsurfers will be decided between Yael Paz ISR and Mattia Camboni ITA 4 points behind. Evgenii Aivazian RUS and Radoslaw Furmanski POL 5 points back will duel for Bronze.
First in the RS:X Girls is Shi Hongmei CHN just one point ahead of Stefaniya Elfutina RUS, both candidates for Gold. Marta Maggeti ITA has the best chances for Bronze. Spain remains first in the Nations rankings ahead of France and Israel