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ILCA 6 & 7 – European Olympic Qualifier -Vilamoura POR – Day 3 – Paige Railey (USA) climbed to 7th, Charlie Buckingham (USA) slipped to 16th

With two more races by Class, the qualifications for Gold and Silver fleets were completed in Vilamoura yesterday. —– In the ILCA 6, Annemarie Rindom DEN booked another race win (her 4th in 6 races) and is clearly on top of the ranking. Marie Barrué FRA follows in 2nd place, 8 points behind. Manami Doi JPN, yesterday best of the day with ranks 2 and 4, moved up to rank 3. Maud Jayet SUI going into the finals in 4th place remains in the title race 15 points behind the leader. —– The fight for the last two Olympic starting places has been decided: Only Shai Kakon ISR (rank 19) and Carolina Jou00e3o POR (rank 43) of the not yet qualified nations made it into the Gold fleet. —– Solid performance again of Paige Railey USA (St Francis YC) twice in 6th, moving five ranks up on 7th. Sarah Douglas CAN (Ashbridge Bay YC) seems finally up to speed and winning the last race, she made a giant step from 43rd to 29th position. Maura Dewey CAN (RVYC) lost another 4 ranks and as 45th, she will continue the event in the Silver fleet today. Emma Oetling Ramirez MEX (Secretaria de Marina) slightly improved on 61st place overall. —— The ILCA 7 race remains exciting: Filip Jurisic CRO is still leading, but Michael Beckett GBR is now equal on points on rank 2, and Robert Scheidt BRA (yesterday 1/2) follows only one point behind on rank 3. —– Of the 17 European aspirants for the two Olympic places, 5 could not qualify for the Gold fleet, and among the 12 candidate nations left, Joel Rodriguez ESP in 8th place is still on pole position for the Olympics. 12 points behind follows Duko Bos NED in 13th with a 5 point advance on Eliot Merceron SUI in 15th, both fighting for the second nation berth. —– Charlie Buckingham USA (NHYC) in 16th, now 19 points behind the leading trio, lost the contact with the best. Liam Bruce CAN (Port Credit YC/CSDS) in 95th and James Juhasz CAN on rank 100 swapped the Canadian places. —– All rankings and the daily report.