Youth Foiling Gold Cup – Pressure is back on

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Youth Foiling Gold Cup

Perfect wind conditions for the knockouts. ETA Sailing Team is out. But they are ready to be back.

The event has ramped up a gear with the start of the knockouts, a series of direct eliminations that the teams must face over the coming days in order to secure a place in the final.
The knockouts are organised in three rounds (A-B-C), each consisting of three races, in which six teams participate. The first round was completed today by Team Argentina, Equal Sailing, Katana Sailing Team, Okalys Youth Project, Youth Europ Sails and ETA Sailing Team – the teams sitting at the lower end of the rankings after the qualification races.
Perfect wind conditions, with the usual thermal breeze filling the Gulf of Cagliari, made for another day of exciting racing.
Team Argentina, the girls on board Equal Sailing, and the Swiss of Katana Sailing Team racked up the best performances in knockout series A. ETA Sailing Team, meanwhile, failed to make it to the second round (knockout B), bringing their participation in the competition in Cagliari to a close.
Tomorrow the race committee will continue with the second knockout round, the first race of which was already held this afternoon. Only the teams with the top five scores will go ahead to knockout C, where Young Azzurra awaits them, thanks to having finished second in the qualifying series.

 

RANKING – KNOCKOUT A

16,0 Team Argentina
14,0 Equal Sailing
12,0 Katana Sailing Team
9,0 Okalys Youth Project
4,0 Youth Europ Sails
3,0 ETA Sailing Team

TOP SPEED OF THE DAY
23.57 kt – Katana Sailing Team