470 RACING UNDERWAY AT SAILING WORLD CUP WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND09 Jun 2016
Wednesday's little to no breeze and bright sunshine was replaced with strong easterly winds and fog on Thursday morning. As the day progressed, the breeze dipped and the fog disappeared as a full schedule of 34 races spread across all ten Olympic fleets concluded.
Consistent scores across a series of races often makes the difference between a top five finish and a top 20 finish.
Even though Jordi Xammar and Joan Herp (ESP) are eighth overall after three races in the Men's 470, their score card is the most impressive in the fleet. Two sixths and a seventh ensures they are the only team to have a card of three results in the top ten.
They are only six points off leaders Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion (FRA) with five fleet races and Sunday's live Medal Race to follow. "We were laughing, paddling along,” joked Xammar when asked what he and Herp were doing differently, "Nothing special really.
"We were trying to have good starts, make it easy for ourselves and not take big risks. We were also a bit lucky and on days like this you need a bit of luck.”
The Spaniards are two of the most vibrant characters around. From scaling the walls of the Santander spectator lagoon to greet their supporters at the Worlds in 2014, to crossing the finishing line at rain filled Junior European Championships holding up an umbrella. They know how to have fun. They also know how to be competitive athletes and will head to Rio 2016 this summer.
Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion (FRA) hold top spot in the Men's 470 with Matthias Schmid and Florian Reichstadter (AUT) and Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) following.
In the Women's division there is a three-way tie. Switzerland's Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler and the British teams of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark and Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre are all locked on four points.
RESULTS / ENTRIES
Entries for Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland are available to view here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/sailorinfo/weymouthandportland16_entries.php and results will be available throughout when racing commences on 8 June here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php
The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php
Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7" or greater screens.
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The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/multimedia/tracking.php
The World Sailing TV YouTube Channel will be showing Sunday 12 June's Medal Races live.
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