Sunfish World Championship - David Mendelblatt leads after 3 races

by ISAF 
2012 Sunfish World Championship
At the 2012 Sunfish World Championship, racing out of St. Petersburg Yacht Club, Mendelblatt leads on nine points the 74-boat fleet after three consistent results from the opening races. A fifth in Race 1 was followed up by two second places as he took an early eight point lead.

Following behind is Peru's Alexander Zimmerman who won the third race but a 12th in the opening race of the series sees him trailing the American.

Colombian Olympic Laser sailor Andrey Quintero took the bullet in the second race but like Zimmerman failed to find the consistency of the leader and sits fifth overall and Race 1 victor Andres Eduardo Herkrath (COL) is down in ninth.

Ahead of the Open Worlds, the Youth Worlds took place with a three way tie for first place. The title went to Addison Hackstaff (USA) who had a better series than Nic Baird (USA) who settled for second and Liam McCarthy (USA) who came third.

Sunfish worlds sailor ranking
 Points last yearPoints this year 
1Chapman, Rich77890001477094009728654342
2Hanselman, Fritz526100941708082009326254333
3Smith, Malcolm869600100237309600014403813
4Koehler, Jim07700931275077008324003675
5McHenry, Ronald04900891035070008823703405
6Woodman, Eric070000525073009925803105
7Brangiforte, Bill0980007350500010022502985
8Katterheinrich, Tom0450072877053007719502827
9Kerst, Josh6800086135900009213802739
10Evans, Brent35790090163407100010652699
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