Olympic Classes - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 1, Finn rank 6 of Luke Muller USA only top-10 result of NorAms

Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (Image © Tomas Moya)
 Olympic Classes  Trofeo Princesa Sofia  Palma ESP  Day 1, Finn rank 6 of Luke Muller USA only top10 result of NorAms
Yesterday, the first major Olympic Classes regatta in Europe was kicked-off on Palma Bay in light winds. With 1'156 participants from 60 nations, the attendance is an absolute record at Trofeo Princesa Sofia ! Except the Lasers with one race only, all classes sailed the program according to schedule.
In the 470 men, Naoki Ichino/Takashi Hasegawa JPN have taken the lead ahead of Peponnet/Mion FRA and Patience/Grube GBR. In the 470 women, Linda Fahrni/Maja Siegenthaler SUI are on rank 1 followed by Böhm/Goliass GER and Kondo/Yoshioka JPN at equal points on rank 2.
With two bullets, the Olympic Champion 2008 Jonas Warrer DEN with his new crew Jakob Precht DEN had a successful comeback after a 2-year-pause. Two race wins also Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED in the 49erFX.
In the Finns, Alejandro Muscat ESP stays on top ahead of Giles Scott GBR and Facundo Olezza ARG. Here the report of the Finn class. Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti ITA are on first in the Nacra-17-catamarans one point ahead of the Olympic Champions Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Bing Ye CHN, Yoav Cohen ISR and Makoto Tomizawa JPN won the only race of their Groups each. Peina Chen CHN and Byrony Shaw GBR lead in the RS:X women.
The Lasers follow in a separate news text.

The best-ranked by North American nations:
470 men: Stuar McNay/Dave Hughes USA 23rd
470 women: Atlantic Brugman/Nora Brugman USA 29th
49er: Ian Barrows/Mitchell Kiss USA 27th, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 46th
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 30th
Finn: Luke Muller USA 6th
Laser Standard: Christopher Barnard USA 19th, Robert Davies CAN 22nd, Yanic Gentry MEX 46th
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 15th, Coralie Vittecoq CAN 41st, Elena Oetling MEX 63rd
Nacra 17: Riley Joseph Gibbs/Louisa Chafee 11th
RS:X men: David Mier y Teran MEX 73rd, Pedro Pascul Suitt USA 82nd
RS:X women: Farrah Hall USA 33rd, Cristina Ortiz Vivas MEX 34th

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