XX Semana Olímpica Canaria de Vela, reporte del primer día de competición.


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VIENTOS SUAVES DEL SURESTE PARA EMPEZAR LA SEMANA OLIMPICA

Finaliza la primera jornada de competición donde los participantes han tenido unas condiciones complicadas de vientos flojos, que no han superado los 6 nudos y mucha ola.
A pesar de estar prevista la celebración de tres regatas para hoy, los comités de los campos Alfa, Bravo y Charlie en los que se ha dividido la flota, no han podido desarrollar todas las pruebas.
La clase olímpica Láser, la más numerosa en cuanto a participación de esta XX Semana Olímpica Canaria de Vela, sólo han podido disputar una regata, con la victoria de la lituana Viktorija Andrulyte en Radial, mientras que el italiano Giovanni Coccoluto hizo lo propio en Standard. En la clasificación del Cto. de España de esta clase que se está disputando paralelamente, lidera la clasificación de Radial, la mallorquina Fátima Reyes, mientras que el grancanario Joaquín Blanco, va en primera posición de Standard.
Las actuales subcampeonas del mundo de 420 del RCNGC Patri Reino / Isabel se sitúan primeras, tras una sola regata disputada, mientras que el grancanario Gustavo del Castillo que en esta ocasión está navegando con el conejero Gonzalo Morales, va ganando la clasificación de la clase Snipe, tras un ajustado duelo con Fernando León / Antonio del Castillo.
La vela adaptada también tiene su representación en esta Semana Olímpica Canaria de Vela y es el finlandés Janne Lainne el mejor en la clase monotipo 2.4 mR, mientras que Jaime Lang-Lenton es primero empatado a puntos con Luis Ley en Hansa 303.
Las rápidas embarcaciones 29er han sido la única clase que ha podido disputar 4 regatas válidas, al navegar en con la recién estrenada tripulación mixta Joel Hernández / Paula Barrio que a pesar de tener un retirado, los tres primeros puestos restantes conseguidos, les concede el liderato provisional.
Las tablas en la clase Techno 293, David Clemente del RCNGC no perdonó con tres incontestables primeros y Eduardo Acevedo hizo lo mismo en la categoría Techno Plus. En la división olímpica RS:X los regatistas israelitas coparon las primeras posiciones con Yoav Cohen primero, Yoav Omer tercero mientras que el regatista suizo Mateo Sanz, séptimo en el actual ranking mundial de esta clase, fue segundo.
Mañana viernes nueva jornada de competición, con la primera salida planificada a las 10:55 horas donde los 350 participantes tienen en principio una previsión de viento dirección Este con una intensidad de 9 nudos aproximadamente.
En esta jornada también está prevista la visita de la Presidente de la Real Federación Española de Vela, Julia Casanueva y el Vicepresidente Joaquín González Devesa.

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La Real Federación Española de Vela aprueba un presupuesto de 4,3 millones para 2019


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La Real Federación Española de Vela aprueba un presupuesto de 4,3 millones para 2019

La vela juvenil y la formación de deportistas y técnicos será uno de los pilares de la próxima temporada

La Asamblea General de la Real Federación Española de Vela (RFEV), reunida el sábado 1 de diciembre de 2018 en la sede del Consejo Superior de Deportes (CSD), aprobó para 2019 unos presupuestos de más de 4,3 millones de euros.

La presidenta de la RFEV, Julia Casanueva, repasó la temporada 2018 destacando “los éxitos de la vela juvenil y el buen hacer del equipo preolímpico”. La máxima mandataria de la vela española también destacó las políticas que se están impulsando entorno al deporte femenino, que en el próximo año contará con una partida de 32.000 euros.

Asimismo, Casanueva aprovechó para “felicitar a federaciones autonómicas y clubes náuticos por el excelente trabajo en materia de formación tanto de deportistas como de técnicos y jueces”. La presidenta dijo que la formación y el reciclaje en materias técnicas garantizan que “España siga siendo un referente en la organización de pruebas deportivas”.

Crecimiento presupuestario

El vicepresidente económico, Javier Sanz, presentó un presupuesto de 4.322.765,76 euros para el ejercicio de 2019, lo que supone un aumento de más del 10% respecto al año anterior. “Ya no es necesario hablar de saneamiento de cuentas pues ya hemos superado este bache. Ahora debemos centrar todos nuestros esfuerzos en poder destinar año tras año unos presupuestos generosos para el deporte de la vela”, aseguró Sanz.

La alta competición contará con una partida de más de 2,3 millones de euros y la vela juvenil estará dotada con 395.920 euros. Además, el deporte femenino tendrá reservado un presupuesto propio de 32.000 euros.

“Las reestructuraciones llevadas a cabo durante este año y la amortización de gran parte de la deuda que arrastraba la federación nos ha llevado a una posición ventajosa y ahora los deportistas, que son nuestro principal valor, se beneficiarán de una gestión honrada y transparente”, añadió Sanz.

De la vela base al equipo olímpico

El Plan Nacional de Tecnificaicón Deportiva (PNTD) presentado el pasado curso ha sido, según el vicepresidente deportivo Joaquín González Devesa, “todo un éxito”. “Somos más conscientes que nunca de la cantidad de deportistas juveniles que quieren ser olímpicos y de cual es el nivel de la flota”, apuntó Devesa.

Para impulsar el PNTD, este contará en 2019 con un 24% más de presupuesto. “Haremos más concentraciones, podremos dar más ayudas en los desplazamientos a competiciones internacionales e invertiremos más en formación de nuestros técnicos de vela juvenil”.

Devesa también habló del equipo preolímpico de vela y aplaudió la gestión de Asier Fernández, director de preparación olímpica, y el buen hacer de los deportistas, que esta temporada han brillado en los campeonatos de Europa y del mundo.

En cuanto a la temporada de vela olímpica de 2019, Devesa dijo: “En Aarhus conseguimos la clasificación de cuatro clases para Tokio 2020 y este año centraremos nuestros esfuerzos en clasificar al resto de clases y en ayudar a los regatistas del equipo nacional a conseguir el estado de forma óptimo para llegar a los próximos Juegos Olímpicos con posibilidades de medalla”.

Juegos Olímpicos París 2024. Se eliminan el Finn y el 470 masculino y femenino. Se incorporan un dinghy mixto y un barco de quilla oceánico, también mixto.

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Mixed Offshore Event added to Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition
For immediate release: 11/04/2018
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

A Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore Event will feature at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition, providing a new dynamic to the Olympic movement, following ratification at World Sailing’s Annual General Meeting.

After a week of meetings, the AGM brought the 2018 Annual Conference to a close as they ratified the decisions made throughout the week.

At the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain, World Sailing’s Council approved the following slate of Events:

Men’s Windsurfer
Women’s Windsurfer
New Event, Mixed One-Person Dinghy
New Event, Mixed Two Person Dinghy
New Event, Mixed Kite

They joined the following Events and their Equipment on the Paris 2024 slate:

Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser*
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial*
Women’s Skiff – 49erFX
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17
*subject to separate equipment re-evaluation

Although the decision was made, World Sailing’s Regulations allowed both the Events and Equipment to be amended if 75% of Council members voted in favour of making the change.

A lengthy debate on replacing the Mixed One-Person Dinghy Event with the Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore Event was held before 31 Council members voted in favour of voting on change with eight against and two abstaining. As the 75% minimum was exceeded, Council then voted with 29 members in favour of the Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore with nine against and two abstentions.

World Sailing’s Member National Authorities have the power to overturn the regulations approved by the Council.

After ratifying numerous regulation amendments over the last 12-months, a debate on reinstating the Mixed One-Person Dinghy event in place of the Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore event was held.

Members at the AGM voted with 43 voting in favour of retaining the Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore event, 17 were against and four abstained.

This confirmed the slate of Events for Paris 2024 as:

Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X*
Women’s Windsurfer – RS:X*
Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser*
Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial*
Mixed Kite – TBC
Mixed Two Person Dinghy – TBC
Women’s Skiff – 49erFX
Men’s Skiff – 49er
Mixed Two Person Multihull – Nacra 17
Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore – TBC

*subject to separate equipment re-evaluation

Further decisions related to the Equipment criteria for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Events were also made on the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfer, the Mixed Two Person Dinghy and the Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore.

The RS: X will be the equipment for the Men’s and Women’s Windsurfer events.The Mixed Kiteboarding event will be on a foiling board with a RAM-Air (foil-kite) and the Mixed Two Person Dinghy event will be a non-foiling displacement boat with a headsail, mainsail and spinnaker.

A displacement monohull (non-foiling) with a shorthanded deck layout will be used for the Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore boat. The boat will be between 6-10 metres in hull length, able to perform in 4 to 40 knots with a proper sail inventory for all conditions and be a sloop rig with a spinnaker.

Equipment trials for the Mixed Kiteboarding and Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore Events will follow with the decision on the Equipment to be made at the 2019 Annual Conference.

With regards to the Mixed Two Person Dinghy event, selection of the equipment should be based on evaluation against the specified criteria without equipment trials being required. If the evaluation is concluded by the Equipment Committee well ahead of the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting, then Council will be asked to make a decision by electronic vote.

Click below for further updates from the Council meetings:

Council – 2 November 2018
Council – 3 November 2018

Following numerous reports and presentations, members of the AGM selected Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to host the 2020 Annual Conference.

The next meeting of World Sailing will take place in London, Great Britain in May 2019.

World Sailing. Fechas de primavera 2019 y 2020 para las clases olímpicas.

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Spring Olympic classes regattas confirmed for 2019 and 2020; European Olympic qualifier to be held in Genoa
For immediate release: 10/25/2018

Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

The Spring dates for the World Cup Series Genoa and the Hyéres Regatta, which will follow the Trofeo Princesa Sofia have been revised and are now confirmed for 2019 and 2020.
The events will be held on the following dates:

2019
Trofeo Princesa Sofia, 29 March – 6 April,
Genoa World Cup Series Round, 15-21 April
Hyéres Regatta, 27 April – 4 May

2020
Trofeo Princesa Sofia, 27 March to 4 April
Genoa World Cup Series Round, 13-19 April
Hyéres Regatta, 25 April – 2 May

Genoa, Italy will host its first World Cup Series event in 2019 and the 2020 edition will also act as the European continental qualification regatta for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Both the 2019 and 2020 editions of World Cup Series Genoa will have open quotas, allowing large fleets to race off the Italian city’s dramatic coastline.

Trofeo Princesa Sofia, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and the Hyéres Regatta, hosted in the French town, will be ranked 100-point regattas with the Genoa World Cup a 200-point event.

The new dates provide the opportunity for Olympic Class sailors to participate in 3 major regattas in the Mediterranean over a 5-week period.

From 2021, the Hyéres Regatta will return to its traditional timing of the fourth week of April.

On the calendar of events, World Sailing President, Kim Andersen, commented, “The schedule of events enables the world’s leading Olympic class sailors an opportunity to test themselves on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

“The scheduling enables the competitors ample time to travel from venue to venue, prepare on the competitions waters and to compete at a high level. I thank the Fédération Française de Voile and the Federazione Italiana Vela for their close cooperation in confirming the dates for the next two year’s.”

Francesco Ettorre, President of the FIV said, “I’m very happy that a positive solution has been found, in line with the long-lasting good relationship between the FFVoile and FIV. It is also a great honour to host the Continental Qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Now all our focus will go towards providing great racing and the best hospitality and organization for all the sailors.”

Nicolas Henard, President of the FFVoile said, “The FFVoile is very happy to be a major part of a great 2019 South European Olympic Tour. As usual, Hyères and Marseille will be ready to welcome the international elite of sailing.”

About the World Cup Series

The 2019 World Cup Series commenced in Enoshima, Japan in September. Rounds in Miami, USA and Genoa, Italy will follow in 2019 culminating with the Final in Marseille. Enoshima will host the first round of the 2019-20 series with Miami and Genoa following before a return to Enoshima for the Final as sailors and teams to maximise their opportunity to compete at the Olympic venue and to reduce travel and logistics costs for teams ahead of Tokyo 2020.

The schedule of World Cup events for 2019 – 2020 is:

2019 World Cup

Enoshima Round: 9-16 September 2018
Miami Round: 27 January-3 February 2019
Genoa Round: 15-21 April 2019
Marseille Final: 2-9 June 2019

2020 World Cup

Enoshima Round: 25 August-1 September 2019
Miami Round: 26 January-2 February 2020
Genoa Round: 13-19 April 2020
Enoshima Final: June* 2020

* To be confirmed following Tokyo 2020 / JSAF review of Olympic venue opening timelines.

Clase Nacra 17 argentina, Lange – Carranza a Tokio 2020 y Majdalani – Bosco a Lima 2019.

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NACRA 17

Dos objetivos, dos tripulaciones, un único equipo

Luego del excelente rendimiento de las tripulaciones de Nacra 17 argentinas en su nueva versión foil y de la temprana obtención de la plaza olímpica en Dinamarca en agosto pasado, la Federación Argentina de Yachting junto al cuerpo técnico y a los deportistas debíamos definir el plan de trabajo de los próximos dos años.

En un clima de diálogo se empezaron delinear las diferentes opciones poniendo nuestro foco en el trabajo conjunto, la transmisión de conocimiento, el ahorro de recursos y la mirada en el largo plazo. Así las cosas, con el acuerdo de los deportistas, el consejo de la federación aprobó el plan de integrar a ambas tripulaciones representativas del país en un único equipo, el cual tendrá a cargo representar a la Argentina en los próximos juegos Panamericanos Lima 2019 y olímpicos, Tokio 2020.

La dupla conformada por Eugenia Bosco y Mateo Majdalani tendrá la responsabilidad de navegar las aguas del Perú en Paracas, sede de los próximos Juegos Panamericanos, mientras que la pareja medallista en Río 2016, Cecilia Carranza y Santiago Lange, pondrán proa a las aguas de Hiroshima (en Japón) con vistas a los Juegos Olímpicos dentro de dos años. Entrenamientos conjuntos, una planificación unificada pero dirigida a dos objetivos diferentes, utilización conjunta del material, y una permanente transferencia de información y conocimiento son parte del plan.

La FAY quiere agradecer especialmente a los deportistas, porque su apertura al diálogo nos permitió tener un plan integral pensado a largo plazo.

Mencionar especialmente a Juan de la Fuente (dos veces medallista olímpico en la clase 470) que como entrenador de la clase Nacra 17 tendrá a su cargo el seguimiento y ejecución del plan; Mariano “Cole” Parada, uno de los primeros impulsores de estas ideas que venimos trabajando, y Alejandro Cloos, quien encontró el momento y los espacios de diálogo para la construcción de este plan entre todos.

Finalmente, no podemos dejar se señalar el respaldo que esta federación y sus deportistas tienen de parte del Ente Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo (ENARD) y de la Secretaría de Deportes de la Nación.

Nos queda un largo camino, pero estamos seguros de que este nuevo equipo dará mucho que hablar.

Luis Velasco (presidente de la Federación Argentina de Yachting)

La FAY agradece también a los sponsors Galicia Éminent y Paradigma por su permanente apoyo.

World Cup Series Enoshima, final de campeonato.

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Japan strike gold on Tokyo 2020 waters as World Cup Series Enoshima concludes

For immediate release: 09/16/2018
Issued on behalf of: World Sailing

Japan’s Keiju Okada and Jumpei Hokazono won gold in the Men’s 470 as the World Cup Series Enoshima, the first major event on Tokyo 2020 Olympic waters, came to a tame finish.

The Japanese held an eight-point lead heading into the final day but, due to a light breeze, the fleet were unable to sail, with only the Laser and Laser Radial completing their Medal Races.

Racing was due to commence at 12:00 local time, but the expected sea breeze had not yet developed as cloud covered Sagami Bay. It wasn’t until 15:00 that a 5-6 knot south-westerly breeze developed, allowing the Laser to hit the water. By that time, the 470 Medal Races had been cancelled, handing the Japanese men and Afrodite Kyranakou and Anneloes van Veen (NED) gold.

Elliot Hanson (GBR) won in the Laser the day prior and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) claimed an expectant Laser Radial gold. As the Finn were unable to race, Nicholas Heiner (NED) was confirmed as the victor.

Sigue leyendo

World Cup Series Enoshima, los hermanos Lange terminan octavos en 49er.



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Five World Cup podiums fill up on Tokyo 2020 Olympic waters

Five of ten podiums were completed on Saturday after the first day of Medal Races at the World Cup Series event in Enoshima, Japan.

Enoshima and Sagami Bay received extensive rainfall overnight but as a breeze began to develop, there was nothing that could dampen the competitors’ spirits, with five Medal Races on the cards and a continuation of fleet racing elsewhere.

In a somewhat steady 6-8 knot north-easterly breeze, five gold medallists were confirmed on the water. Nacra 17 gold went to Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin (AUS), with Kiran Badloe (NED) and Peina Chen (CHN) taking the honours in the Men’s and Women’s RS:X.

Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) had confirmed gold the day prior in the 49erFX, while James Peters and Fynn Sterritt (GBR) conquered in the 49er.

Fleet racing continued in the Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, Men’s 470 and Women’s 470. Elliot Hanson (GBR) has an unassailable lead in the Laser to seal gold with a race remaining.

Waterhouse and Lisa ended Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti’s (ITA) winning streak in the Nacra 17 after an intriguing Medal Race – which was not without controversy before the start gun even sounded.

Ahead of the race, Nathan and Haylee Outteridge (AUS) protested the two Italian boats under class rule C.8.1(a), which is all related to foil maintenance. The Jury found that, “the outermost surfaces of the daggerboards of ITA 26 and ITA 5 were sanded” but they concluded that “the essential shape, characteristics and function of the original component were not affected,” therefore the Italian boats did not break a class rule.

Speaking after racing, Waterhouse said, “We feel they do things outside of what you should, but at the end of the day it’s up to the jury. As long as we know we can do the same thing, we’re happy to chase in that way.”

Tita and Banti took a five-point advantage over Waterhouse and Darmanin into the Medal Race, with Vittorio Bissaro and Maelle Frascari (ITA) and Nathan and Haylee Outteridge (AUS) in contention in third and fourth.

The two Australian and Italian teams fought hard from the off and a clean start enabled all of the medal contenders to hit the front of the fleet. Tactical duels unfolded as Tita and Banti initially did enough to hold on to gold. However, a lapse of concentration cost them dearly. “On the first downwind we gybed a bit short to the layline and we had to gybe again,” explained Tita. “The other teams had more pressure and they were able to round the mark and that cost us a lot.”

Waterhouse and Darmanin were in control at the front of the pack and the other Italian and Australian teams moved ahead in second and third, pushing Tita and Banti to fourth. This was not enough for gold and they ran out of time to catch up.

Waterhouse and Darmanin crossed the line to take gold with Tita and Banti claiming silver and Bissaro and Frascari bronze.

“We had a game plan before the start,” said Waterhouse. “We knew the left was going to be very strong, so we wanted to lead that way off the pin end. It was tight. We had to do a lot of tactical battling to keep the Italians off behind us. Lisa did a great job by keeping us in the right spot and I made the right tactical decisions.”

Darmanin added, “The Italians have definitely had an edge over the last year and we’ve been chasing to be better everyday. They showed at the beginning of the week that they’re quick and we know we have to go home and work hard to be just as quick or quicker. To have two Italians on the podium goes to show they’re doing well but Nathan and Haylee were fourth. The Aussie squad is chasing them.”

Click here to watch the Nacra 17 Medal Race - https://youtu.be/1erYt_wIbuU

Kiran Badloe (NED) had a good advantage ahead of the Medal Race, and second place ensured he sealed gold.

The 40-boat Men’s RS:X Enoshima fleet has featured many of the leading contenders, with numerous Olympic, World Championship and World Cup medallists in the pack.

“The level has been insane,” expressed Badloe. “Everyone has been on top of their game and sailed really well. I just had to be on it the whole time. I wasn’t sailing amazingly but I was just the most consistent out of everybody, and that put me on top.”

Enoshima will host one sailor from every nation qualified at Tokyo 2020. Badloe’s compatriot Dorian van Rijsselberghe, 2 x Olympic gold medallist, finished in ninth.

Van Rijsselberghe won gold at the recent Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, defeating Badloe. Even though today was Badloe’s, he played down any talk of a rivalry, reiterating their success means national success, “It’s great to come out on top and beat everybody else. I would love it if we could have done a 1-2 here. It doesn’t always go our way but I’m happy I got on top, and we’ll see him back up there in no time at all.”

Mateo Sanz Lanz (SUI) finished the Medal Race in fourth to advance up into silver and Pierre Le Coq (FRA) took bronze. Mattia Camboni (ITA) dropped off the podium following a 14th which relegated him to fourth. Mengfan Gao (CHN) won the Medal Race.

Watch the Men’s RS:X Medal Race back in full here - https://youtu.be/uPVRZvCGoLc.

Peina Chen (CHN) had Bryony Shaw (GBR) breathing down her neck ahead of the Women’s RS:X Medal Race. The pair were split by just three points and a huge battle was expected.

Shaw and Chen opted to head right of the racing area, but those on the left found strong breeze that propelled them forward. Chen tacked to the left early on and managed to regain places on the first upwind, but Shaw was left at the back of the fleet.

The British sailor was not able to recover, finishing in ninth to Chen’s second and handing the Chinese racer gold.

“For me it’s been a very tough week,” said Chen. “All the sailors have been sailing really well. The conditions have been quite nice for me but it has been hard with some shifty winds. There were a lot of good sailors here, looking at and learning about Enoshima.”

Lilian de Geus (NED), 2018 World Champion, finished third to clinch silver and race winner Yunxiu Lu (CHN) completed the podium.

See how the race unfolded in full here - https://youtu.be/hhBt8PYhJK8.

James Peters and Fynn Sterritt (GBR) took the 49er gold medal in style by winning the Medal Race. The Brits were locked on 52 points with Poland’s Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski, in front of Logan Dunning Beck and Oscar Gunn (NZL) on 56.

As the Brits thrived, the Kiwis and Polish team dropped to the back of the fleet, finishing eighth and tenth to claim silver and bronze respectively.

“We’re over the moon,” commented Sterritt. “It’s been an up and down week. Everything seemed to go our way in that race. We found our groove and were comfortable with our set-up. We were really calm and know we can win when we’re under pressure. We kept it controlled. James did an awesome job with the tricky decisions.”

Click here for the full 49er Medal Race - https://youtu.be/BNHrCvKG-kg.

Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) had gold wrapped up ahead of the Medal Race so they sailed without pressure, finishing fourth.

On their victory, Kunze commented, “This is the first time we’ve won by this amount and we’re really happy because it’s at the Olympic venue. We achieved our goal for this event. We felt some stress in Aarhus at the Worlds but we managed to synchronise as a team and, more than that, we’ve sailed well in these tricky winds in Enoshima.”

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) came through in second in the Medal Race to take silver.

Ahead of the race, Helene Naess and Marie Ronningen (NOR) received a ten-point discretionary penalty following a Technical Committee protest. The Norwegians won the Medal Race and had they not received the penalty, they would have completed the podium. That honour fell to Sweden’s Klara Wester and Rebecca Netzler.

Watch the 49erFX Medal Race here - https://youtu.be/CTj030S_T3I.

Elliot Hanson (GBR) has a 43-point lead over Thomas Saunders (NZL) going into the Medal Race and cannot be removed at the top of the tree. A fight will be on for silver and bronze as Saunders has Matthew Wearn (AUS), Philipp Buhl (GER) and Sam Meech (NZL) in close company.

Marit Bouwmeester (NED) has an 18-point lead going into the Laser Radial Medal Race and knows a ninth or better will give her gold. Josefin Olsson (SWE) is second on 46 points, 2018 World Champion Emma Plasschaert is third on 49 and Hannah Snellgrove, on 52, is fourth.

Afrodite Kyranakou and Anneloes van Veen (NED), Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka (JPN) and Benedetta di Salle and Alessandra Dubbini (ITA) fought hard for position in three Women’s 470 races. The Dutch team will go into the Medal Race on 29 points. The Japanese are second on 33 and the Italians are on 34.

The Japanese Men’s 470 teams maintained consistency again in the 32-boat fleet. Keiju Okada and Jumpei Hokazono (JPN) lead on 32 points, eight clear of Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) who have been nestled amongst the Japanese all week. Daichi Takayama and Kimihiko Imamura (JPN) and Kazuto Doi and Naoya Kimura (JPN) are third and fourth on 43 and 51 points respectively.

Nicholas Heiner (NED) overhauled Giles Scott (GBR) in the Finn after three races. Heiner leads on 32.8 points with Scott following on 36 and Ed Wright (GBR) in third on 37.

The final day of racing will commence at 12:00 local time.

By Daniel Smith – World Sailing

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