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49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 – World Championship 2020 – Geelong AUS – Day 5, only 49er Goldfleet racing, no changes in USA rankings, two fleetraces and the medal races planned for tomorrow

Due to summer storms that wreaked havoc with the breeze, only the 49er Goldfleet completed a race at the Worlds in Geelong AUS this Friday morning UTC with Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT defending their lead just one point ahead of Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL. Winners of the day were Heil/Plössel GER advancing on rank 4 overall. Ranks 13, 18, 21 and 23 by the four USA teams sailing in the Goldfleet with Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid as best with an 8 point backlog on the Medal Race of tomorrow after two more fleetraces scheduled. —– A short report on the facebook page. —– Not racing were the 49er Silver and Bronze fleets and the other two Olympic classes. —-. In the 49erFX, Charlotte Dobson/ Saskia Tidey GBR are only 2 points ahead of Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP. —– In the Nacra 17, Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS are the clear leaders with an 11 point lead on John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. —– With no more racing on Friday, the race schedule on the final day Saturday will be two fleet races for all three fleets in the morning and three medal races in the afternoon, i.e. commencing at 02:55 UTC in the following order: Nacra 17, 49erFX, 49er, to be followed livestream . The event website.