Spain is world champion in the women’s 470, Portugal and Turkiye qualified to Olympic Games

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The sailing 470 World Championship  in Vilamoura, Portugal, ended with great success. In the women’s fleet of the class 470 the Spanish Silvia Mas Depares and Patricia Cantero Reina became world champions after leading the standings for more than half of the competition.

“It was a very tense week, with many emotions every day.  We were seeing that getting to the medals was complicated.” revealed Silvia. The Italians Elena Berta and Bianca Caruso took home the bronze medal.

In the men’s fleet, the Portuguese sailors Pedro and Diogo Costa became vice-champions of the world and the Spanish Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez managed to keep the 3rd place in final results.

In this competition two Olympic slots were at stake, the men’s going to Portugal and the women’s to Turkiye.

2021 470 Men WORLD Champions

  1. Anton DAHLBERG / Fredrik BERGSTRÖM (SWE)
  2. Diogo COSTA / Pedro COSTA (POR)
  3. Jordi Xammar / Nicolás Rodríguez García-Paz (ESP)

2021 470 Women WORLD Champions

  1. Silvia Mas / Patricia Cantero  (ESP)
  2. Afrodite Zegers / Lobke Berkhout (NED)
  3. Elena Berta / Bianca Caruso (ITA)