It was a dazzling debut for the Nacra 15 Open Class at the 46th AON Youth Sailing World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand, as sailors got their feet, and everything else, wet on day one of racing.
There was plenty of thrills and spills, the youth multihull sailors had to get to grips with the new class.
After three races on Day One with winds in the high teens, sometimes touching 20 knots, coming in from the south, Bermuda’s Ceci Wollmann with her brother Mikey Wollmann as her crew are the leaders.
The Wollmann’s finished 8th in the first race of the day and then recorded a win in race two before closing out the day with a 6th place finish for 15 points for the day.
The Wollmann’s lead the standing by two over USA’s Romaine Screve and his crew Ian Brill.
Nacra 15 Open Class Leader board
15 Cecilia Wollmann & Michael Wollmann - Bermuda
17 Romain Screve & Ian Brill - USA
26 Jackson Keon & Tom Fyfe - New Zealand
26 Tim Mourniac & Charles Dorange - France
31 Jack Butters & James King - Great Britain
32 Gianluigi Ugolini & Maria Giubilei - Italy
33 Ruben Booth & Rita Booth Ferrando - Spain
34 Max Wallenberg & Guillaume Rol - Sweden
35 Henri Demesmaeker & Isaura Maenhaut - Belgium
36 Angelika Kohlendorfer & Matthaus Zochling- Austria
36 Douglas White & Jared Oosthuyzen - South Africa
37 Alica Stuhlemmer & Tom Heinrich - Germany
39 George Burkett & Christophe Hatterer - Hong Kong
43 Anna Munch & Jakob Precht Jensen - Denmark
45 Carlos Eduardo Lopes & Rafael Melo Rizzato - Brazil
47 Rui Lin & Jie Zhou - China
48 Kyle Fortier & Bonnie Butler - Australia
54 Tymoteusz Cierzan & Oskar Niemira - Poland
54 Massimo Contessi & Agustina Castro Fau - Argentina
63 Romain Vigneron & Corentin Baudry - Thailand