2019 Finn Gold Cup – Quick Update Day 1

First day of the 2019 Finn Gold Cup

The 2019 Finn Gold Cup began in style with the 60-boat fleet getting two races in on day one of the Finn Gold Cup, the class world championship, in Melbourne, Australia (16-21 December 2019).

Racing got underway with an hour delay to give the breeze a chance to fill in and by 2 p.m. the first race started in a 9-12 knots southerly breeze which later settled around 10 knots.

New Zealand’s Andy Maloney (5, 1) and Josh Junior (1, 5) showed they are a force to be reckoned with at this world championship sitting in first and second  respectively at the end of day one. Croatia’s Nenad Bugarin follows in third place after posting an eighth and second place.

Race 1:
Josh Junior had a successful start to the world championship winning the first race of the 2019 Finn Gold Cup ahead of Spain’s Alejandro Muscat and Joan Cardona Mendez. Canadian Tom Ramshaw finished the race in fourth, while Andy Maloney finished fifth.

Race 2:
The second race of the day got underway with a clear start on the second attempt after a general recall in the first. Andy Maloney led throughout the race taking home the win ahead of Croatia’s Bugarin in second and Nicholas Heiner, from The Netherlands, in third.

Racing continues on Tuesday, 17 December 2019 with another two races scheduled from 1 p.m. local time.

1 Josh Junior, NZL 24
2 Alejandro, Muscat, ESP 7
3 Joan Cardona Mendez, ESP 26
4 Tom Ramshaw, CAN 18
5 Andy Maloney, NZL 61

1 Andy Maloney, NZL 61
2 Nenad Bugarin, CRO 10
3 Nicholas Heiner, NED 89
4 Milan Bujasinovic, CRO 369
5 Josh Junior, NZL 24

Overall results: http://sailingresults.net/sa/results/overall.aspx?ID=80280.2

A full press release with photo gallery and highlights video will follow later.

Andy Maloney