Olympic Classes - World Championship 2018 - Aarhus DEN - Day 7, NorAm Finns and Lasers top-10 - USA 470 men, CAN Finn qualified for T

Thursday, August 9, 2018   
The initial light winds yesterday increased during the day caused by a thunderstorm front filling in the afternoon, and the Olympic Classes Worlds in Aarhus DEn continued according to plans. The two 470 fleets and the Finns concluded the Final Series selecting the top-10 each for the Medal Races of tomorrow Friday. Moreover, the first 8 nations per class grasping an Olympia 2020 berth are already known and are presented in the news. USA is qualified in the 470 men thanks to McNay/Hughes, Canada for the Finn with Tim Ramshaw.
In the Finns, Max Salminen SWE has taken the lead and goes with an 8 points' advantage in the Medal Race, followed by the tied Zsombor Berecz HUN and Josh Junior NZL. Only one point back, Nicholas Heiner NED remains another hot candidate for the title.
In the 470 men, Anton Dahlberg/Frederik Bergström SWE stay on top with a 6 points' lead on Tetsuyo Isozaki/Akiro Takayanagi JPN and Kevin Peponnet/Jérémy Mion FRA. Winner of the only race of the day were Norizan/Abdul Aziz MAS, finishing the Worlds on rank 13.
The 470 women did not compete. Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN will go to the Medal Race with a 5 points' lead on Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA.
The RS:X windsurfers and the Nacra17-catamarans had their lay days yesterday. All other classes sailed additional Final races.
In the Lasers Standard, Pavlos Kontides CYP has taken the overall lead winning the only race of the day. Matthew Wearn AUS and Sam Meech NZL follow on the ranks 2 and 3. One race only for the Lasers Radial where Paige Railey USA reclaimed the lead one point ahead of the tied Emma Plaeschart BEL and Anne-Marie Rindom DEN on 2nd and 3rd. Two more races are on the program today.
The 49ers, scheduled for afternoon races, had to flee ashore chased by the arriving thunderstorm front. The 49erFX however completed three heats, and winning the last race, Tanja Frank AUT, Nacra-17 Bronze medalist in Rio, took the lead with Lorena Abicht AUT as crew. 5 points back follow Natasha Bryant/Annie Wilmot AUS on 2nd, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are 3rd.

The best-ranked North Americans by nation:
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 5th, Caleb Paine USA 12th
470 men: Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA 9th
470 women: Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallmann-Weiss USA 37th
49ers: Chris Rast/Trevor Burd USA 32nd, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 77th
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 22nd Alexandra Ten Hofe/Mariah Millen CAN 30th
Laser Standard: Charlie Buckingham USA 9th, Robert Davis CAN 44th, Yanic Gentry MEX 118th
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 1st, Sarah Douglas CAN 4th, Elena Oetling MEX 100th
Nacra-17: Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg USA 19th
RS:X men windsurfers: Ignacio Berenguer MEX 57th, Pedro Pascual USA 63rd
RS:X women windsurfers: Farrah Hall USA 44th, Demita Vega de Lille MEX 56th

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