sunfish youth worlds 2011: day 2, day 3 & results

on day 2 of the Sunfish Youth Worlds, Kevin Van Otterdijk from Curacao made up for a RAF (retire after finish) result from day 1, and took over 1st place by winning races 4 and 5, and taking 2nd place in race 6.  he held a slim 2-pt lead over Jean Paul de Trazegnies from Peru going into the final day of racing.

even though Kevin Van Otterdijk raced well on day 3, finishing with a 3rd place and a 2nd place in the 2 races, he was surpassed by Jean Paul de Trazegnies from Peru, who scored a bullet (1st place) in both of the final races, to be crowned the Sunfish Youth Worlds Champion, claiming 1st place by a single point over Kevin Van Otterdijk from Curacao.

Eugene Kendrikx from Curacao and Ivan Aponte from Puerto Rico took 3rd and 4th place.  Curacao finished with 6 of the top 10 youth sailors.  you can see the full results of all 8 races at Sunfishworlds2011.com.

Sunfish Youth Champion: Jean Paul (photo by Kurt Peterson)

as usual, there are great photos from days 2 and 3 of racing, as well as some of the closing/award ceremonies at the Sunfish Worlds 2011 Flickr stream.

photo by Kurt Peterson

photo by Bea Moedt

today will be busy still at Curacao, as they now prepare for the Sunfish Open Worlds racing, with check-in and a practice race held this afternoon.

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