470 - World Championship 2012 - Barcelona ESP - Day 4

Thursday, May 17, 2012   
 470  World Championship 2012  Barcelona ESP  Day 4
Moderate winds between 10 and 12 kn yesterday off Barcelona, and in addition higher waves and a strong current, making the sailing tactics difficult. Racing resumed now with the classes split in Gold-, Silver and in the men's also Bronzefleets. With the day ranks 2 and 5, Matthew Belcher/Malcom Page AUS extended their lead on 20 points already, but the fight for the further ranks remains thrilling. Kliger/Sela ISR on rank 2 are only one point ahead of Leboucher/Garos FRA and the other chasers Fantela/Marencic CRO, Lindgren/Lindgren FIN or Calabrese Delafuente ARG are only little behind. Yannick Brauchli/Romuald Hausser SUI succeeded to win a race in the Silverfleet and are now 2nd (=34th overall), Olivier and Adrien Gremaud SUI however descended on rank 21 Silverfleet (54th overall) after a premature start.
The situation is very open in the Women's Class where the first boats are very close together. The new leader now are Ingrid Petitjean/Nadège Douroux FRA thee points ahead of Aleh/Powrie NZL and Lecointre/Géron FRA. On rank 11 of the Silverfleet (=38 overall) follow Stéphanie and Romy Hasler SUI, Fiona Testuz/Anne-Sophie Thilo SUI are 48th.
The daily report gives an overview of the ISAF Olympic Nations' Qualifications. While in the Men's Class, the 7 open places have been allotted after the qualification phase, there are still 6 nations fighing for the one of the five remaining Women's berths. The event-website.
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470 - World Championship 2012 - Barcelona ESP

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