While most of us are still recovering from a glutinous holiday season, Mike Martin and Adam Lowry were busy winning a world championship. The 2019 Worlds for the International 505 Class are taking place in Freemantle, Australia. With one day to go, Martin and Lowry have mathematically secured their victory. This is the fourth world championship for Martin and the 2nd for Lowry. For the uninitiated, the Martin/Lowry duo put on a clinic this past summer at the North Americans in San Francisco. Their prowess in the breeze is undeniable, and unmatched by any other team right now.
Team USA, or more specifically the Californians, have been having a dominant performance the entire worlds. If the current results stand, the podium will consist of all Americans, something that hasn’t happened since the 2004 Worlds in Santa Cruz
Parker Shinn and Eric Anderson have also had an impressive regatta. They were winning the second race until their rudder broke during a douce, which forced them to take a DNF. They were able to sail consistently and continue to get top 10 finishes, and even reclaim their elusive race win in race seven. If the results stand, they will finish on the podium, a first for the young duo.
Shinn and Anderson train with Martin and Lowry in San Francisco. After this worlds, it’s no question that their school of thought is unrivaled anywhere else in the world.