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470 – European Championship 2021 – Vilamoura POR – Day 4 – Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth solid in the top-10, Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss on the way up

Perfect conditions prevailed again yesterday in the south of Portugal with moderate winds and summer temperatures above 25u00b0C. Today, the last two qualifying races for tomorrows Medal Races will be sailed. After 9 races, exciting battles for the titles are ahead. —– In the 470 women, Silvia Mas-Depares/Patricia Cantero ESP are only 3 points ahead of Camille Le Cointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA. 10 points behind, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI in 3rd place are still in the title race. —– Exploiting their full potential finishing 2nd in the last race of the day, Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weiss USA (St. Francis YC/St. Thomas YC) advanced to 12th reducing the gap on rank 10 to 4 points. The stars of the day before, Carmen + Emma Cowles USA (Larchmont YC), had their worst day of the series (14th and 18th in the 18-boat fleet), tumbling 7 ranks down to 14th. —– Thanks to a days win, Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA reclaimed the 470 men lead, but Paul Snow-Hansen/Daniel Willcox NZL follow just one point behind. The Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS 9 points back in 3rd remain in the race for Gold. —– Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA (Trevor Moore Foundation) in 17th are 20 points – too far – from the Medal Race cut. No progress for Jacob Saunders/Oliver Bone CAN (RNSYS/CYC/Trevor Moore Foundation) and Shawn Harvey/Augie Dale USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) in 22nd and 23rd among the 29 teams. —– With two 4th places in the 470 Mixed, the largest fleet with 34 boats, Theres Dahnke/Matti Cipra GER could reduce the gap to Nitai Hasson/Saar Tamir ISR to 5 points. The ranks 3-7, with Louisa Nordstrom/Trevor Bornarth USA (Oyster Bay 470 Team) still in 5th, are only 4 points apart. —– All rankings, the daily report and the video of the day.