BELCHER/RYAN EXTEND IN MEN, VADLAU/OGAR ON TOP IN WOMEN09 Dec 2016
Race Day 3 at the Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne, with racing resumed after 40+ knot breezes kept fleets ashore yesterday.
Sailors across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding fleets battled against a south westerly wind in excess of 20 knots coupled with a big sea state. Sailors were pushed to their limits and will be left nursing aches and pains after a gruelling day of competition
Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) continued their dominance winning both races in the Men's 470 to extend their lead, with a perfect scoreline bar their discarded 2nd place in race 2. Brothers Alexander and Patrick Conway (AUS) are in second, with China's Olympians Hao Lan/Chao Wang in third, sitting just one point ahead of the reigning 470 Junior World Champion Daichi Takayama who is racing with Japan's Rio 2016 crew Kimihiki Imamura.
In the Women's 470, Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar (AUT) and Australia's Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan shared a bullet and a second apiece. The Austrians lead on six points, with a close leaderboard behind. Chinese teams are tied in 3rd and 4th with Min Gu/Lizhu Huang and Nan Zhang/Yixiao Lv.
The 470 fleets will sail their final races on Saturday ahead of Medal Races on Sunday 11 December.
Information on how to follow the event is below:
RESULTS / ENTRIES
A full list of sailors registered to sail in Melbourne is available to view here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/sailorinfo/melbournefinal_entries.php. Results will be available via from Tuesday 6 December via the Manage2Sail results centre here - http://manage2sail.com/en-US/eventonly/bf593da8-bbe7-4a41-b482-014e216c7603/style/worldcup#!/results?classId=2742c355-f9a2-4232-abb1-fc03b2053196
Live tracking and competitor's analytics will be available via SAP Sailing Analytics throughout the event here - https://swc2016-melbourne.sapsailing.com/
High resolution imagery free for editorial usage will be provided throughout the Sailing World Cup Final by Sailing Energy. Imagery will be available to download via - http://worldsailing.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/SWC-Final-Melbourne-2016/C0000Kub13ACLMR4. The password to download is WSimages
World Sailing will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of World Cup Final. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php
Medal Races on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December will be streamed live on World Sailing's Facebook and YouTube Channel. URLs and embed codes are available below:
SWC Final - Medal Races - RS:X, 49er, Nacra 17, Kiteboarding
URL - https://youtu.be/RBU8xjyN-lw
Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RBU8xjyN-lw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
SWC Final - Medal Races - 470, Finn, Laser
URL - https://youtu.be/UJ-iZRAcWZI
Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UJ-iZRAcWZI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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