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420 & 470 Junior European Championship – Sesimbra POR – Day 5 – First preliminary decisions

On the penultimate day of the European Junior Championships, there was again fog in the morning and light winds of around 8kn in the afternoon. The 470s completed their qualification for todays Medal Races. First preliminary decisions have been made: With 25 points ahead, Maor Abu / Yoav Rooz ISR can no longer be overtaken by the 470 men. Balazs and Zsombor Gyapias HUN and Nitai Hasson / Tal Harari ISR, who are just three points behind, will make out silver and bronze between themselves. In the 470 women Theres Dahnke / Birte Winkel GER go into the medal race 17 points clear of second place. They are unlikely to loose their gold medal today. The ranks 2-5, however, are only 8 points apart: Currently Luise and Helena Wanser GER hold rank 2, five points ahead of Marine Lefort / Lara Granier FRA on rank 3.The 420s will sail two more races on todays final day. Martin Wizner / Pedro Ameneiro ESP go inti the final day with a 12 points lead on Enzo Balanger / Gaultier Tallieu FRA. Third is Pablo Ruiz / Miguel Martinez ESP. After their best day in the series Clara Olive / Solenza Mariani FRA moved up to fifth place and will clearly win the womens classification. Paraskevi / Papadopoulos GRE, the second-best womens team are already 53 points behind. In the U17 classification of the 420, Cole Tapper / Tyler Creevy AUS extended their lead to 8 points. Ryan Littlechild / Jack Ferguson AUS are still in second place. The daily best yesterday, Jakub Golebiowski / Filip Szmit POL, moved up to 3rd overall. All Leaderboards, the Daily Report and the Video of the Day.