Sailing News

470 – World Championship 2021 – Vilamoura POR – Day 4 – Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss now high favorites for the 470 Olympic selection

Major decisions occurred in the fight for the USA 470 women Tokyo ticket after the two Thursday races, but it ain t over till it s over. Race 8 saw a slight recovery of the distanced Atlantic and Nora Brugman (Shelter Island YC) finishing 8th, while the better placed dueling Carmenu00a0andu00a0Emma Cowlesu00a0(Larchmont YC) and Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss (St. Francis YC/New York YC) crossed the line down on 24th and 22nd. But the luck turned in favor of the experienced Nikole and Lara in race 9 with a strong 4th race rank, while the Cowles sisters were penalized with a U-flag disqualification at the start and the Brugmann sisters with a disqualification as well. Consequences: Game over for the Brugmans, heavy handicap for the Cowles with a 23 point backlog on Barnes/Dallman-Weiss before the last two races of today. ——————— The overview on the other results: —– Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergström SWE maintained their lead in the 470 Men with two 3rd places. Diego and Pedro Costa POR moved up to 2ndn and Xammar/Rodriguez ESP follow in 3rd. Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) are holding a solid 6th place overall. Shawn Harvey/August Dale USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) stay in rank 27—– In the 470 Women, Mas-Depares/Cantero ESP held on to the top spot. Zegers/Berkhout NED follow 8 points behind in 2nd, Berta/Caruso ITA have moved up to 3rd, thanks to a race win. —– Gil Cohen/Noam Homri ISR have fought their way back to the top of the mixed rankings. Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) are on rank 12. —– In moderate winds, two more races were sailed yesterday. The event will be concluded with two more races today, followed by the Medal Races of the best 10 by fleet. —– All the rankings, the video highlights and the report.