Sailing News

Olympic Worldcup – Finals – Marseille FRA – Day 3, full program sailed, McNay/Hughes USA (470 men) out of top-10

With 3 races sailed yesterday, the 470 are now on schedule with their qualification races. Finishing 1/2/1, the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS climbed on top of the 470 men ahead of Xammar/Rodriguez ESP and Peponnet/Mion FRA. The bad start to the day (ranks 26/12/4) relegated Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA on rank 12 overall, 8 points from the Medal Race cut. —– In the 470 women, Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR have taken the overall lead ahead of Lecointre/Retornaz FRA new on rank 2 with two bullets yesterday. Zegers/Berkhout NED are now on 3rd. Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA are 19th, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA 21st. —– Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA stay on top of the Nacra-17. John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR and Billy Besson/Marie Riou FRA remain the first challengers. Enrique Figueroa/Gretchen Ortiz PUR are 19th. —– The French riders dominate the Kiteboarding Open with Nicolas Parlier FRA 10 points ahead of Theo De Ramcourt FRA. Daniela Moroz USA, best women in the Open fleet, remains on rank 12, closely followed by Kirstyn OBrien USA on 13th. Brad Funk USA left the competition and is ranked 19th. —– Mattia Camboni ITA remains on top of the RS:X men windsurfers. As best of the day, Piotr Myska POL advanced on rank 2. Daniele Benedetti ITA is new on rank 3. —– In the RS:X women windsurfers, the World Champion Lilian De Geus NED has taken the lead 2 points ahead of Saskia Sills GBR. Flavia Tartaglini ITA is now on the 3rd place. —– No leader change in the Lasers with Ryan Lo SGP on top of the Standards. Giovanni Cocolutto ITA is new on rank 2. —– In the Lasers Radial, Viktoria Andrulyte LTU extended her lead on the tied Elena Vorobeva CRO and Tatiana Droszdowskaja BLR to 9 points. —– The New Zealand duel on top of the Finns continues with Andy Maloney NZL one point ahead of Josh Junior NZL. Max Salminen SWE moved up on rank 3. —– With the day ranks 1/1/1/2 in the 49ers, Federico Alonso/Arturo Alonso ESP increased the advantage on Bildstein/Hussl AUT to 21 points. On rank 3 follow Fischer/Péquin FRA. —– In the 49ersFX, Julie Bossard/Aude Comapn FRA are now 9 points in front of Melzacka/Loboda POL. Schöfegger/Boustani AUT follow 3rd. —– After the windy Wednesday, sun and a moderate seabreeze of 11-15kn prevailed yesterday in Marseille and the full program could be completed in all classes. —– All ranking lists and the daily news.