4 Feb 2012

Wins for Italy and Dutch in 470 worlds

8:46 am on 4 February 2012

Two Italians have won the men's division of the 2012 470 junior world sailing championships off Auckland's Takapuna Beach.

Simon Sivitz Kosuta and Jas Farneti won convincingly, 26 points ahead of New Zealanders James Turner and Finn Drummond.

The women's fleet was a much closer contest, with Afrodite Kyranakou and Jeske Kisters of the Netherlands narrowly winning the championship by beating last years' champion Annika Bochmann with Elisabeth Panuschka from Germany.