Anna Burnett and John Gimson lead in the Nacra 17 World Championships right after the American duo, Louisa Chafee and Riley Gibbs, were objected and penalized for a measurement infringement.
To answer the question now whether the younger generation can make leave an impression at these first ever event of foiling Nacra World Championships, 49er racer Gibbs and foiling kiteboarder, 21, combined with Rio Olympian Chafee, 25, had opened with two first places and an opening second from their group of 24 strong Blue fleets were credited with the interim early lead of the championship.
However, they were penalized for sailing along with bushes of rubber at the top of the foils removed, in contrast to the interpretation of International Jury measurement rules. The Americans, the training partners of Helena Scutt and Bora Gulari reported they had already trained with the removed bushes to save the maximum power in the head area instead of going for the performance gain where it to let the foil to drop lower. Continue reading Burnett And Gimson Got The Lead In Nacra 17 Worlds