49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS - Day 4, US Sailing Team top-10s in 49ersFX and Nacra-17

Thursday, February 13, 2020   
 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17  World Championship 2020  Geelong AUS  Day 4, US Sailing Team top10s in 49ersFX and Nacra17
The Olympic selection duels for the superior US Sailing Team positions in the 49ersFX and Nacra-17s continued today Thursday morning UTC on Port Phillips Bay AUS with the teams swapping the places again. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea on rank 7 passed Paris Henken/Anna Tobias - now 4 points behind on rank 10 - who could not repeat their stellar performance of the day before in the lighter winds of the day. ----- Major change also in the Nacra-17 with Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg 7 ranks up on 10th while Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis had a disaster day loosing 3 places down on 18th with a 36 (!) point deficit on their team mates. ------ In the 49ers, the clearly best team among the four of five USA skiffs sailing in the Goldfleet were again Andrew Mollurus/Ian MacDiarmid on the 13th place overall. (No CAN skiffs in the Goldfleet.) ----- The updated Results of all North Americans. -------------- Hereafter an overview on the top-ranks in all three classes after three races held in light, shifting winds: ----- Three different winners in the Nacra-17 today with Lange/Caranzoli ARG, Majdalani/Bosco ARG and Farese/Zöchling AUT. New on top overall are Nathan and Haylee Outteridge AUS with a considerable 21 point advance on John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR. Waterhouse/Darmanin AUS moved up on the 3rd place. ----- In the 49ersFX, the tight duel on top went on with Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR one point ahead of Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP. Schütt/Nielsen DEN on rank 3 are already 21 points back. ----- The 49ers closing the day had a somewhat stronger up to 12kn breeze slackening towards the evening. Still surprising, Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl AUT replaced the favorites Burling/Tuke NZL on top with a 2 point lead. Botin/Lopez ESP keep a solid 3rd place. ----- The event website. ----- Racing can be followed live as from 3 a.m. UTC or replayed also on www.sailing-new.com, btw an excellent drone-based, well commented coverage.
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49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - World Championship 2020 - Geelong AUS

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