ahead by 6 points going into the final day of racing at the 2011 Sunfish Worlds, Matheus Dellagnelo of Brazil held nothing back, as he went to sail for 1st place finishes in the first 2 races of the day, which mathematically gave him the crown without even having to sail in the 11th and final race.
matheus dellagnelo (photo by Marianne Lenos)
Matheus sailed with amazing consistency and finished with (3) 1st places, (3) 2nd places, (2) 3rd places, (1) 6th place, and (2) discards, including the DNC in the final race to finish with 21 points total, just enough to stay 1 point ahead of 2nd place Alexander Zimmerman of Peru, who won the final race. behind him in 3rd place was Francisco Renna of Argentina, and Ard van Aanholt of the host country Curacao finished in 4th place. David Loring of the USA, a 3-time Sunfish World Champion (recently in 2009), finished in 5th place. the full results can be found here.
also, the top racers per category are as follows, per Sunfishworlds2011.c0m. [Category: Sailor (Home country, overall place)]
- Junior: Ard van Aanholt (Curacao, 4th)
- Apprentice: Matheus Dellagnelo (Brazil, 1st)
- Apprentice Master: David Mendelblatt (USA, 9th)
- Master: Malcolm Smith (Bermuda, 14th)
- Grand Master:Richard van der Wal (Aruba, 46)
- Great Grand Master: Dolf van der Giessen (Curacao, 59)
I’m sure this evening is busy with the festivities and the awards ceremony will be tomorrow night, so I’m sure that SunfishWorlds2011.com will have more updates in the next day or two. as usual, stop by and check out the hundreds of incredible photographs taken in Curacao, during the racing and on the beach areas.
matheus (photo by bea moedt)