470s AT SAILING WORLD CUP WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND06 Jun 2016
470 racing at the final Sailing World Cup event before the Olympics gets underway on Wednesday 8 May, featuring many of the Rio 2016 Olympic line-up who will race along many of the future generation of 470 teams.
The world's top two Men's 470 crews will face off in Weymouth and Portland, continuing their long-running jostle for supremacy.
World #1 Mat Belcher and Will Ryan claimed the world championship titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Their quest for a clean quadrennial sweep but scuppered by World #2 Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) who sealed a convincing win at the 2016 worlds in Buenos Aires, Argentina,
The Croatians got the better of the Australians at Sailing World Cup Hyères in April so come in strong. Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (USA) took the 2015 Weymouth and Portland crown and make a return. Further contenders include Luke Patience and Chris Grube (GBR) as well as Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE).
In the Women's 470, the world's top two teams, Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar (AUT) and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR) will be within the 19-boat fleet. They will be joined by 2016 World Champions Camille Lecointre and Helene Defrance (FRA).
Racing kicks off on Wednesday 8 June and will conclude on Sunday 12 June with the Medal Races which will be broadcast live on the World Sailing TV YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/worldsailingtv
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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World Sailing will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php
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