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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. The best North Americans are now McNay/Biehl USA as 18th, Ramsay/Leigh CAN had a bad day loosing 6 places now on rank 24.
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. Clark/Lihan USA on rank 14 are only 7 points behind rank 10 and a medal race qualification is still possible with some good races. Archibald/Dexter CAN remain on rank 33. The results and the video of the day. 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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