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Breaking News – Noon Update – Olympic Worldcup – Enoshima JPN – Day 5, stormy weather, Mollerus/MacDiarmid USA 49er qualified for Medal Race


Another stormy day with winds exceeding 25kn and big waves impacting the program today with the 49ers completing one race only and the 49ersFX and Nacra-17 remaining ashore …. —– Surviving the 49er race on rank 10 – one third of the fleet did not finish – Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA defended rank 9 overall and will participate in the Medal Race tomorrow. The 49erFX and Nacra-17 did not go afloat at all ….. Together with the RS:X windsurfers, these three classes will sail the Medal Races tomorrow without North American competitors. —— Fighting for a Medal Race slot in the last qualification races tomorrow will be Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA on 10th in the 470 women. The Finn sailors Tom Ramshaw CAN down on 6th, Luke Muller USA on 8th and even Caleb Paine USA on 12th 9 points behind the cut will also endeavour to make the Medal Race on Sunday. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA on rank 14 in the 470 men are probably to far away from the top-10 with a deficit of 20 points. No major changes occurred in the other NorAm rankings. Please have a look at the overview of all North American competitors and the US Sailing Team Report . ————————————- The top ranks in all events are as follows: —–In the RS:X women, Yunxiu Lu CHN is about to celebrate her second success within two weeks, as she will start to the Medal Race with a 13 point lead on Katy Spychakov ISR. —– In the RS:X men, the fight for the Medals will be close as the first four are separated by 6 points only. Pierre Le Coq FRA leads head of Kun Bi CHN. —– The only race of the 49ers was won by Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT advancing on rank 3. Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER remain on top. —– All other classes will sail the last fleetraces tomorrow. —– Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS extended their lead in the 470 men on Xammar/Rodriguez ESP to 14 points. —– Elena Berta/Bianca Caruso ITA are first in the 470 women, one point ahead of Mia Jerwood/Monique De Vries AUS. —– The Lasers Standard completing two races have still Pavlos Kontides CYP as clear leader ahead of Tonci Stipanovic CRO and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA. —– In the Lasers Radial also with two races today, Emma Plaesschart BEL extended her lead on 10 points. Anne-Marie Rindom DEN follows on 2nd. —– Nicholas Heiner NED increased his lead in the Finns with two race wins on 14 points. Joan Cardona ESP remains on the 2nd rank. —– All ranking lists and the report of the day. —— Medal Races in the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and RS:X fleets will commence tomorrow Saturday 03:00 UTC onwards and are on livestream on www.sailing-news.com.