The International 470 Class Association launched the André Cornu Grant back in 2005 in order to honor him (he had passed away in the summer of 2003), the French naval architect who “gave birth” to the 470, the fast, athletic and tactical boat that every one knows.
Racing concluded in the 470's fleets ahead of their Medal Races on Sunday 9 June.
In the 470 fleets, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) and Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) held on to their leads in the men's and women's divisions.
After Wednesday's blowout, the sailors racing across the ten Olympic events were eager to get back to what they do best - sailing as hard and as fast as possible in a bid for glory.
Sailors racing at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France needed to use all the strength and fitness they could find with strong winds bringing the second day to an early close.
Spain's Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodriguez got off to a flying start at the Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille, France, winning both of their races in the Men's 470.