Finn Silver Cup - Zarif seals title on penultimate day

Jorge Zarif winds title with a race to spare - 2013 Finn Silver Cup
At the 2013 Finn Silver Cup, with one race left in the Finn Junior World Championship, Jorge Zarif (BRA) has sealed the title after a series of consistent races. On the penultimate day, Zarif scored a third and a second place and is now untouchable. Jake Lilley (AUS) struck back with two bullets to pass current World Champion Martin Robitaille (CAN) by a few points.

The last race in the championship will decide Silver and Bronze, and there are five sailors who can still stand on the podium.

Race 10 early lead for Lilley - 2013 Finn Silver Cup

As usual, racing started at 8am with a 18 knots breeze. And as usual, the pressure along the left side, down the cliff made choices predictable. The leaders gathered in the middle of the starting line and sailed upwind to the cliff. Peter McCoy (GBR) after a great start and a good speed up the beat, passed the top mark in first place, trailed by Lilley and Zarif. The Australian passed the British on the run and remained in the lead until the finish.

The start of the second race was evenly spread on the line but it took three attempts to have a clear start. The wind was stable and around 14 knots, providing another great race.

Lilley took a good start and was first at the cliff followed by most of the fleet. Closely followed by 2009 Junior World Champion Zarif, Lilley increased his lead steadily to win a second race.

Strong wind races and early starts have made for a testing regatta for the young sailors who are also enjoying a good rest each afternoon.

The last race will start at 8am on Friday and will decide Silver and Bronze.

Unless there is a major breach of rules, Zarif is sure to get Gold. This will be the 2nd Junior World title for the Brazilian who had won the Silver Cup in 2009 on Balaton.

Downwind action during race 9 - 2013 Finn Silver Cup

Martin Robitaille (CAN) - 2013 Finn Silver Cup

15.00 Fraglia Vela Malcesine 2013 Finn Silver Cup - Jorg Bruder Trophy 05th - 12th July 2013   Punteggi presi in considerazione 1  scarto  
1BRA 109Zarif Jorge, ICRJJELQ ARABICO - 8416,01(4)31131132
2AUS 41Lilley Jake, RQYSAUSTRALIAN SAILING - 4731,03222(dsq)67711
3CAN 110Robitaille Martin, CVL RCYCDINO - 6734,0(7)714313564
4GBR 29McCoy Peter, ESSCCREDO - 4839,055(10)3228923
5NOR 1Pedersen Anders, DSSFTINI - 4647,0214585(18)1345
6RUS 6Kistanov Arkadiy, CSK VMF / Moscow Sailing Schoo- 0047,0435(10)449396
7POL 7Marciniak Jakub, AZSPGPOLITECHNIKA GDANSKA - 8668,0(18)671211724118
8ITA 213De Luca Umberto, YCT - FANTASTICAFANTASTICA - 0569,069867(ocs)510810
9GER 64Luttukus Lennart, SKBUE ASTG- 6883,014166751013(18)57
10ITA 214Bevilacqua Riccardo, SVOC - FANTASTICAFANTASTICA - 0689,012109119126(20)713
11GER 595Gorgels Simon, DTYCKLABAUTERMANN - 7090,08814961311(24)1011
12CZE 5Teply Ondrej, YC BRNO- 09102,092318810(ocs)421612
13POL 16Lahn Mikolaj, UKSFW- 45122,013(22)1514131510141414
14FRA 114Thomas Morel, YCC- 60133,0101913151411(27)23199
15NED 972Kirschbaum Tobias, WSVHPeter - 08135,016(26)121717912211516
16RUS 8Korshikov Anatoliy, Azov- 30141,015181116188(23)221320
17RUS 212Luzan Kirill, KK - FANTASTICAFANTASTICA - 04145,020(24)1624121617111217
18BUL 855Vangelov Dimitar, Nesebar YC- 50148,019142218151414(dnf)1715
19NED 94Van Rootselaar Tijmen, ZMVDZ- 03155,0211121212017166(23)22
20ITA 988Savio Matteo, STDV - FANTASTICASCRAT - 07174,0231519222123151620(25)
21RUS 61Volovik Vadim, Khlebnikovo- 35176,0172023252218211218(26)
22AUT 5Lehner Nikolaus, SCT- 55176,02412201919(ocs)26172118
23RUS 27Kotlyarov Denis, CSK- 33186,02713262623(dsq)2282219
24POL 22Zimny Jeremy, WKZWMARTWY CIAG - 44193,02221(dnf)23162019252423
25FRA 51Leleu Alec, CVThoux- 66201,0262524(27)242120152521
26FRA 177Fabian Pic, SRR- 61203,011171713(dnf)dncdncdncdncdnc
27RUS 28Kotlyarov Artur, CSK- 34208,025(27)2520261924192624
28RUS 88Ananyev Alexander, SKA St.P- 40235,0(28)282728252225262727
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