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49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 – Oceania Championship 2020 – Geelong AUS – Final results, Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis 1st Nacra, Paris Henken/Anna Tobias 4th 49erFX

This morning UTC, the Oceania Championship of the Olympic Speed Classes was concluded on Port Philipp off Geelong AUS. —– USA victory in the Nacras 17 with Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis USA climbing on top as best of the final day. Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz AUT moved up on rank 2, while the long-time leaders John Gimson/Anna Burnett GBR dropped on rank 3. Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg USA and Ravi Parent/Caroline Atwood USA follow on the ranks 21 and 22. —– In the 49serFX, Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP distanced Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL down on 2nd. Aleksandra Melzacka/Kinga Loboda POL finished 3rd. Exceptional again the performance of Paris Henken/Anna Tobias USA, climbing up 5 ranks on the 4th place overall only 4 points off the podium. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA finished 15th, Alexandra Ten Hove/Mariah Millan CAN stayed on the 23rd place—– With two race wins, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP consolidated rank 1 in the 49ers. The Kiwi duo Burling/Tuke NZL and Beck/Gunn NZL completed the podium. Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid USA on rank 20 remain the best North American team. Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss USA are 27th and Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson USA 31st. The best CAN team Alexander Heinzemann/Justin Barnes is some ranks up on 37th. Harry Melges/Finn Rowe USA remain 43th. —– The event website with reports and videos.