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Olympic Worldcup 2019 – Act 3 – Genova ITA – Day 5 – Stephanie Roble/Magaret Shea USA 49erFX and Ravi Parent/Caroline Atwood USA Nacra-17 in the Medal Races today


Yesterday, the windiest – however shifty and puffy – conditions prevailed in Genoa with 6-9kn allowing all classes to race. The 49ers, 49ersFX and Nacras 17 concluded their qualification series, the other classes will have their last fleetraces today Saturday. — In the 49ers, David and Lachy Gilmour AUS have taken the lead 6 points over the Olympic Champions Burling/Tuke NZL. Peters/Sterritt GBR, McHardie/McKenzie NZL and Lange/Lange ARG on the ranks 3-5 remain in the race for the title and medals. Judge Ryan/Hans Henken USA are on the 33rd place. — In the 49ersFX, Carlotta Omari/Matilda Distefano ITA are new on first 4 points ahead of Baad-Nielsen/Thusgaard DEN, the former leaders Van Aanholt/Jongens NED are 3rd 8 points behind. Stephanie Roble/Magaret Shea USA on the excellent 5th place are qualified for the Medal Race. — In the Nacras 17, Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR have a 6 point lead on Iker Martinez/Olga Maslivets ESP before the Medal Race. Zajac/Matz AUT 10 points back have still a chance for victory today. Ravi Parent/Caroline Atwood USA on rank 8 qualified for the Medal Race as well. We livestream these final races today Saturday morning beginning at 9h a.m UTC on sailing-news.com. — The 470s completed 3 races yesterday and Fock/Dackhammar SWE moved on top of the 470 men fleet 2 points ahead of Doi/Kimura JPN. Wagen/Siegwart SUI advanced on rank 3 with a 5 point backlog. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA are 17th. — In the 470 women, Oliveira/Barbachan BRA have taken the lead as best of the day, in front of Cohen/Lasry ISR and Di Salle/Dubbini ITA on 2nd and 3rd. 17th are Atlantic Nora Brugman Cabot USA. The fight for the Medal Race qualification will be tight today, as the ranks 9-18 are separated by 6 points only ! — Alex Muscat ESP has taken the lead in the Finns, followed by Jorge Zarif BRA and Oscari Muhonen ESP closely behind. No North Americans sailing. — The Lasers succeeded to complete three races yesterday. With a solid row of top ranks, the World Champion Pavlos Kontides CYP moved on first in the Lasers Standard ahead of Jonatan Vadnai HUN 4 points behind on rank 2. Hermann Tomasgaard NOR is now on 3rd. The best North Americans are Yanic Gentry MEX on 48th, Robert Davis CANon 49th and Marek Zaleski USA on 61st. — A trio at equal points is on top of the Lasers Radial: Dongshuang Zhang CHN, Vasileia Karachaliou GRE and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN. The best NorAms are Isabella Bertold CAN on 6th and Hanne Weaver USA on 55th. — Today, three more races are on the program with the fleets split in Gold and Silver. — Tomorrow Sunday, the Lasers, 470s and Finns will hold their Medal Races, that can be followed livestream on our sailing-new.com website. — All ranking lists and the news.