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Nacra 17, 49er, 49erFX – World Championship – Auckland NZL – Day 5, Henken/Tobias 49erFX 8th, four more US team ranks 14/15


Paris Henken/Anna Tobias rank 8 in the 49ersFX are the only USA team defending their place in the top-10 with an excellent 1st and 3rd place in the last two races of the day. As 3rd non-qualified nation, they are on a solid track for an 2020 Olympic nations berth (6 places at stake). Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson (49ers) however had their worst day (23/22/21) and dropping on rank 14 as 6th not-yet-qualified nation, they are out of the race for an Olympic nation berth (4 places at stake). On the ranks 15 are Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss (49ers), Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea (49ersFX) and Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis (Nacra 17). As 5th nation in the Nacra 17, they have a suffient margin to the 6th place to grasp an 2020 Olympic nations berth. —– The Results of all North Americans and the latest US Sailing Team Report. ——————– Here in addition the top results of all three Classes: —– The Olympic, Americas Cup and World Champions Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL have taken the lead in the 49ers. Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel GER follow with an 8 point backlog on rank 2. Fletcher/Bithell GBR on 3rd are already 36 points behind. On rank 4 follow Botin/Lopez ESP as best of the nations not yet qualified for the 2020 Olympics (blue shade on ranking lists). 4 places are at stake. —– In the 49erFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED replaced Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA tied on top. On rank 3 follow Helene Naess/Marie Roenningen NOR. The first non-qualified 2020 Olympic nation Germany with Tina Lutz/Susann Beucke GER is on the 4th place. —– In the Nacras 17, Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA are on top with a 6 point lead on Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS. On rank 3 follow Lin Cenholt/Christian Lüback DEN. The best non-qualified nation is France with Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA on rank 10. —– The event website with links to reports, ranking lists and videos.