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Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX – World Championship – Auckland NZL – Day 4, Olympic Nation Qualification Berths for USA in sight in all three classes

The Final Series at the Olympic High-Performance Class Worlds in Auckland began yesterday with three races per class. —– Racing in the Goldfleet with the top-25 by Class, Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson remain in the top-10 with a 6th place overall in the 49ers. So did Paris Henken/Anna Tobias in the 49ersFX now on rank 10 overall. Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis are on the 14th place in the Nacra 17. All three teams are on 2020 Olympic Nations Qualification Berths for the moment. —– The Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report. ——————– Hereafter the top ranked of the three speed classes: —– Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER defended the lead in the 49ers, 9 points ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Already 32 points is the backlog of Lucas Rual/Emile Amoros FRA, best of the day (1/4/6) advancing on rank 3. —– In the 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA extended their lead on 11 points. The best of the day (2/6/1) Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are new on rank 2. —– Jumping on 3rd are the past Optimist World Champion Tina Lutz GER with Susann Beucke GER. —– Leader change in the Nacra 17: Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA have taken the lead 11 points ahead of Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. The former leaders John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR are down on 3rd. —– The event website with links to the results and the latest reports as well as videos.