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Olympic Worldcup 2012 - Sail for Gold - Weymouth GBR - Day 4

Friday, June 8, 2012   
The weather poured onto the Weymouth and Portland Bay’s race courses - rain and 15 to 25 kn winds - causing cancellations, postponements and some full on racing for those classes that did get out there, except the Starboats and Silverfleets.
Jo Aleh/Olivia Powrie NZL in the 470 women seemed to like these conditions booking two race wins and taking a 9 points' lead over Camille Lecointre/Mathilde Geron FRA. The multiple Brazilian Olympic Medalist Torben Grael's daughter Martine with Isabel Swan BRA as crew moved up on rank 3. Belcher/Page AUS maintain their lead in the 470 men, but the second-ranked Patience/Bithell GBR are one point closer. Snow-Hansen/Saunders NZL are now 3rd. The 470 report. An Australian lead also in the 49ers with the favorites Outteridge/Jensen AUS, winner of the only race yesterday, on top. Dyen/Christidis FRA follow 7 points behind on rank 2. Fletcher/Sign GBR are the new 3rd. Giles Scott GBR continues his winning straight in the Finn and his advance on Ben Ainslie GBR is now already 12 points. Zach Railey USA, who had to abandon the race after a unindepted collision, follows on rank 3. The Finn report. Julien Bontemps FRA defended the first place in the RS:X men windsurfers with two 3rd race ranks ahead of Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED and Nick Dempsey GBR on the positions 2 and 3. In spite of her worst result so far - a 4th place - there is no doubt that Zofia Klepacka POL controls the RS:X women windsurfers. Marina Alabau ESP follows on rank 2 with Olga Maslivets UKR and Lee Korzits ISR jointly on rank 3. In the Women Matchrace, the Quarter Finals are on the program today with the pairings Skudina RUS-Echegoyen ESP, Leroy FRA- Hazard NZL, Tunnicliffe USA-Lehtinen FIN and Price AUS-McGregor GBR. The Starboats - leaders Percy/Simpson GBR only one point ahead of Scheidt/Prada BRA - did not sail yesterday. 20 years ago, it was not uncommon that races were started in winds around 30 kn, but apparently, already 25 kn are too much for today's fragile, expensive racing machines ! And according to the meteo previsions, there may be more wind to come today on the last day of the qualifications. Saturday, the Medal Races are on the program. All ranking lists, the daily report and the video of the day.
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Olympic Worldcup 2012 - Sail for Gold - Weymouth GBR

Monday, 4. June 2012– Saturday, 9. June 2012


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