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Morning Briefing - Allen RS Feva World Championships: Day One
Day 1 dawned sunny with the promise of a sea breeze – and Carnac delivered. After 2 days of scrutineering it was good to get the show on the road. 184 boats divided into 3 fleets for the day to get 3 qualifying races in. Eight to nine knots from the Carnac sea breeze direction got the cobwebs dispelled for Race 1 and this built a little to finish race 3 with 12 gusting 14 knots and the sailors working their socks off. Cloud cover rolled in for the second race, causing a handful of sailors to go home early due to the unexpected cold.
With results from 3 fleets the overall position after day 1 is incredibly tight. Both Jack Lewis & Lucas Marshall and Edward Norbury & Charlie Hutchings took home two race wins. So before discards kick in after the next race that leaves them in 2nd and 3rd respectively split by their 5th & 8th positions in the other race. Leading overall however are Will & Matt Taylor who posted a 2,1,2 day! Ironically they would have had to share the regatta lead with Piers Nicholls & Freddie Peters with the same scores bar for a penalty for not signing out!
Nikol Stankova & Vasek Brabec (CZE), 3rd place at the Europeans are in 8th. Hannah Tucker & Bethan Matthew are leading the girls trophy points while Will & Matt are also leading family and Jack & Marshall are leading Juniors. Simonas Jarsovas & Gabrielle Petraityte from LTU are 10th and Giacomo Giambarda & Daniele Minoni (ITA) are 13th. Top non Europeans at present are Julian Fung & Thorwen Uiterdaal from Hong Kong in 18th.
Final 3 races of the qualifying series are Monday and then we’ll know who are in Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets. Follow this space!

Follow the action via daily updates on the RS Feva Class website at www.rsfeva.org and twitter #rsfevaworlds and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RSFeva. Full RS manufacturer support will be available for the duration of the event.

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