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49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 – Winter Series – Lanzarote ESP – Day 4 – Roble/Shea 4th on track for a medal


Yesterday, the Final Series started on Lanzarote with three races held for the first time in moderate conditions with flat waters. —– The 49er team Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid (LYC) stayed on rank 11 as the best USA team. Nevin Snow/Dane Wilson (SDYC/MBYC) were by far the most successful of the remaining US trio advancing from 21st to 13th. Moving in the opposite direction were Harry Melges/Finn Rowe (US Sailing) dropping from 13th to 22nd. Ian Barrows/Hans Henke (EYC/SFYC) kept rank 20. William Jones/Evan Depaul, Royal Hamilton YC, CAN did not race yesterday and are ranked 10th in the Silver Fleet (=35th overall). —– The 49erFX women Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea (KR/LBYC/CYC) defended rank 4 now tied with the 3rd-ranked Ida Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN, only 4 points behind rank 2. Georgia and Antonia Lewin-Lafrance CAN (RNSYS/CYC) descended on rank 25. Ali TenHove/Mariah Millen (RCYC/KYC) are 11th in the Silver Fleet (=36th overall). —– The Results of all eight North American teams. ———————- Here the summary of the top ranks in all three classes. —– In the 49ers, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP continued to pull away with the day ranks 1/2/1, leading Jonas Warrer/Jakob Precht DEN now by 13 points. Robert Dickson/Sean Waddilove IRL follow in third place, thus still holding the last Tokyo Olympic berth. Their closest rivals Ferrarese/Togni ITA are already 38 points back in 12th. —– In 49ersFX, Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze BRA are now 16 points ahead, with Alexandra Maloney/Molly Meech NZL new on 2nd. Four more points back, Baad-Nielsen/Thusgaard DEN and Roble/Shea USA are tied for 3rd and 4th. The fight for the Olympic berth: Maenhaut/Geurts BEL are 7th, just one point ahead of Nincevic/Zjena CRO. —– Tara Pacheco/Florian Trittel ESP continued their strong performance in the Nacra 17 with 1/1/2. Their lead over Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer GER is now already 11 points. Sinem Kurtay/Janne Jarvinen FIN on 5th are holding the Olympic berth. —– More final regattas are scheduled for today and tomorrow, with the Medal Races scheduled for Friday afternoon. —– All rankings, the report and the video of the day.