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07 Jun 2017

Santander was baked in sunshine for the second day of World Cup racing as sailors looked to either capitalise on a great opening day, or play catch up after slow starts.

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2017 Sailing World Cup Series Final

Conditions were near on perfect for the 260 sailors from 41 nations racing across the ten Olympic fleets and Open Kiteboarding. Not a cloud in the sky and 11-15 knots of breeze coming from the north east enabled a full on day of racing.
Sailors who had slow starts yesterday (6 June) used the day to make amends for any mistakes and climb the leaderboard. The overnight leaders, meanwhile, looked to maintain their focus and keep hold of the top spots.

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Hannah Mills sailing with Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) stole the show in the Women's Two Person Dinghy, 470. Mills, who has been sailing in the 49erFX recently, has made a temporary switch back to the 470 and had no trouble finding her feet on the second day of competition.  The British pair claimed a pair of race wins and lead Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) who have not lost a regatta in 2017.
It's the early stages of the competition with six fleet races and a Medal Race to go so Zegers and van Veen will remain focused on continuing their run.
Olympic bronze medallists Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) were on fire in the men's fleet, winning both of their races. They advance to first overall and have put five points between themselves and David Bargehr and Lukas Mahr (AUT) who are second.


Results / Entries
A full list of sailors registered to sail in Santander is available to view here - http://manage2sail.com/en-US/event/1f4c5cb6-3823-4892-8839-4109a758ec89#!/ 
Results will be available from Tuesday 6 June here - http://bit.ly/2ra9NoP
Live tracking and competitor's analytics will be available via SAP Sailing Analytics throughout the event here - https://swc2017-santander.sapsailing.com/ 

Weather Forecast  
You can view live weather updates and forecast here - http://sailing-worldcup.aemet.es

High resolution imagery free for editorial usage is provided throughout the World Cup Final by Sailing Energy. Imagery is available to download via -http://worldsailing.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/WCS-Final-Santander/C0000vHRWmwUxloA. The password to download is WSimages
Press Releases
World Sailing will be releasing international press releases after racing throughout the duration of World Cup Series Final Santander. All the latest news and reports will be available to read here - http://www.sailing.org/worldcup/news/index.php  
Racing and action shots plus interviews in English and native language will be available throughout World Cup Series Final.

For further information please contact:
Sabina Mollart Rogerson
M: +44 (0) 7922 140 148
E: smollartrogerson@sunsetvine.com

Medal Races on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June will be streamed live on World Sailing's Facebook and YouTube Channel.

Saturday Medal Races - RS:X, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Kiteboarding
URL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADw68mHQkR4
Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ADw68mHQkR4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Sunday Medal Races - 470, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial
URL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0mBo8Gn4js
Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/W0mBo8Gn4js" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Social Media
Follow the event on World Sailing's social networks and get involved in the conversation using #WCSSantander #CopadelmundodevelaSDR #WorldSailing 
World Sailing Facebook
Instagram - @worldsailingofficial
Twitter - @worldsailing
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Report from Race Day 1 - Tuesday 6 May


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