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Olympic Classes – Trofeo Princesa Sofia – Palma ESP – Day 5 – US Sailing Team Medal Race in the Lasers Standard and Radials and the RS:X men windsurfer


Qualified for the Medal Races of today Saturday are: Barnard and Buckingham (Laser Standard), Reineke and Railey (Laser Radial) and Suitt (RS:X Windsurfers). The Final Series of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia were concluded yesterday.The USA Laser sailors delivered the best performance ever in a top international regatta with Christopher Barnard (Newport Harbour YC) as brilliant leader in the Lasers Standard with a 12-point advantage on rank 2 before the Medal Race. Not far behind follows Charlie Buckingham (Newport Harbour YC) on 5th only 2 points behind the podium. In the Lasers Radial, Erika Reineke (Lauderdale YC) advanced on rank 2 only 4 points behind the leader and this before the crucial double-point-no-discard Medal Race. Paige Railey (St-Francis YC) is up on rank 7. Pedro Pascal Suitt USA finished twice on 6th yesterday in the RS:X men windsurfers, and jumped onto the 5th place. Some other hopefuls did not make it on the final day and terminated the competition yesterday. In the 49ers, Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA had their worst day (24/15/21) and dropped from 8th to 17th. Paris Henken/Anna Tunnicliffe Tobias USA did not succeed to improve their 11th place in the 49erFX (day ranks 13/16/19) and finished on rank 13 overall. Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA starting the day as 12th in the Nacra-17 had all chances to make the cut, finishing 2nd and 3rd yesterday, but a rank 24 downer in the second-last race destroyed all hopes. 12th overall, mere 3 points behind rank 10 is the final outcome. Farrah Hall (St-Francis YC) dropped out of the RS:X women top-10 on Thursday after the second premature start disqualification and terminated the Trofeo on rank 12.Today Saturday, the Medal Races will be sailed with two US hot contenders for Gold.Check the results of ALL North American participants (CAN, MEX, PUR, USA) here.All ranking lists and the official daily news.