Sailing News

Olympic Worldcup – Finals – Marseille FRA – Day 2 – Windy day ! McNay/Hughes USA 7th

An up to 30kn wind prevailed yesterday in Marseille and only the classes scheduled for morning starts – the 470s, Lasers, Nacras 17 and 49ers – completed at least one race. The RS:X windsurfers, the Finns and the 49ersFX remained ashore. The Kiteboarders however held their full program. —– In the 470 men, the winners were Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS reducing the backlog on the leading Xammar/Rodriguez ESP to one point. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA did not finish the race and stay on 7th overall. —– In the 470 women, Afrodite Zegers/Lobke Berkhout NED finished first and are the new leaders ahead of Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN new on 2nd. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA are 21st, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA 22nd. —– Winning both races of the day, Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA replaced Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA on rank one in the Nacra 17. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR are 19th. —– The Kiteboarders, completing the full 4-race program, were again dominated by Nico Parlier FRA extending the overall lead with three race wins. Daniela Moroz USA, best women in the Open fleet, is 12th and Kirstyn OBrien USA 14th, both not finishing the last race. Brad Funk USA remained ashore and is down on rank 18. —– Only four 49ers terminated the race as capsizes and equipment failures reduced the fleet. The winners of the day Alonso/Alonso ESP cut the gap on the leading Kevin Fischer/Yann Jauvin FRA to one point. —– In the Lasers Radial, Viktorija Andrulyte LTU moved up on top with a bullet, followed by Carolina Albano ITA on 2nd. —– In the Lasers Standard, Adonis Bougiouris GRE was first. Ryan Lo SGP remains on top overall. —– All ranking lists and the daily news.