Olympic Worldcup - Finals - Marseille FRA - Day 6 - McNay/Hughes USA on 8th qualified for the Medal Race today

Sunday, June 9, 2019   
 Olympic Worldcup  Finals  Marseille FRA  Day 6  McNay/Hughes USA on 8th qualified for the Medal Race today
After a week with mostly fresh winds, the first five Medal Races were sailed in a light to moderate breeze of 8-10kn yesterday. Today, the remaining five classes will held their crucial final race. We shall report livestream on www.sailing-news.com as from 11h UTC. ----- The RS:X men Medal Race was exciting: Mattia Camboni ITA grasped the overall victory ahead of Daniele Benedetti ITA. Louis Giard FRA advanced on rank 3. ----- In the RS:X women, Liliane De Geus NED had everything under control winning with a big advance, but the fight for Silver and Bronze was tight and decided in favour of Saskia Sills GBR over Flavia Tartaglini ITA on the final downwind leg only. ----- Behind the premature winners in the 49ers, Federico and Arturo Alonso ESP, the positions on the podium remained unchanged. Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT and Sébastien Schneiter/Lucien Cujean SUI earned Silver and Bronze. ----- In the 49ersFX, Julie Bossard/Aude Compan FRA remained on top winning the Medal Race. Melzacka/Loboda POL took Silver. The duel for Bronze went in favour of Omari/Distefano ITA replacing the tied Schöfegger/Boustani AUT on the podium. ----- No change in the Nacra-17 catamarans with Vittorio Bisarro/Maelle Frascari ITA on first in front of John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. Ruggero Tita (just selected for the 'Luna Rossa-Prada-Pirelli' America's Cup team) with Caterina Banti ITA earned Bronze. ----- Winning the Medal Race as well, Nicolas Parlier FRA was the dominating first in Open Kiteboarding ahead of Théo De Ramecourt FRA and Axel Mazella FRA. -------- The remaining five classes will sail their Medal Races today with two premature winners: the Olympic Champions Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan AUS are first in the 470 men with a 20 point lead. Stu McNay/Dave Hughes USA qualified for the Medal Race as 8th. ----- Early overall winner is also Viktoria Andrulyte LTU in the Lasers Radial with an 18 point lead. -----The fight for the Medals will be exciting in the Lasers Standard with the first 5 separated by 7 points only. Only 6 points is the difference of the ranks 2 to 5 in the Lasers Radial. ----- In the 470 women, the duel for Gold is between Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre GBR and Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz FRA one point behind. Winning the final fleetrace, Atlantic and Nora Brugman USA, rank 18, overtook Nikola Barnes/Lara Dallman-Weis USA, rank 19. ----- In the Finns, Andy Maloney NZL is on top 8 points ahead of Josh Junior NZL, and another 8 points back follows Max Salminen SWE on 3rd. ----- All ranking lists and the daily news.
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Monday, 3. June 2019– Sunday, 9. June 2019

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