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49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 – Winter Series – Lanzarote ESP – Day 3 – all USA teams make Gold Fleets with Roble/Shea shining in 49ersFX

Three races were held yesterday, and all USA 49ers made the Gold Fleet cut with Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid (LYC) as best on rank 11. Harry Melges/Finn Rowe (US Sailing), Ian Barrows/Hans Henken (EYC/SFYC), and Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson (SDYC/MBYC) follow on the ranks 13, 14, and 21. William Jones/Evan Depaul, Royal Hamilton YC, CAN will continue the competition in the Silver Fleet. —– After another strong day in the 49ersFX, Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea (KR/LBYC/CYC) up on 4th are now only 2 points behind rank 2. The Canadians Georgia and Antonia Lewin-Lafrance (RNSYS/CYC) on rank 19 are qualified for the Gold Fleet as well, while their teammates Ali TenHove/Mariah Millen (RCYC/KYC) in 33rd remain in the Silver Fleet. —– The results of all eight North American teams. ———————- The qualifications for Gold and Silverfleet were completed yesterday with three races by class. —– In the 49ers, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP moved up to the first place with three race wins. Jonas Warrer/Jakob Precht DEN follow 3 points behind in 2nd place. Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove IRL in 3rd place are the best of the teams fighting for the last European Olympic starting berth. —– In the 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA took the lead. Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED in 2nd are already 10 points back. In 7th place, Enja Nincevic/Mihaela Zjena CRO are the best of the teams not yet qualified for Olympics. —– In the Nacra 17, Tara Pacheco/Florian Trittel ESP progressed on rank one, as Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer GER lost their overall lead after abandoning the third race of the day. The last Olympic starting berth is currently held by Sinem Kurtbay/Janne Jarvine FIN in 6th. —– Racing will continue today with the Final Series, the 49ers split in Gold and Silver Fleets. The Medal Races for the 10 best by class will follow on Friday afternoon. —– All rankings, the report and the video of the day.