Change of Conditions Shifts the Leaderboard on Day 3 of the 2018 World Cup Series Miami25 Jan 2018
All of the fleets enjoyed big winds on the third day of competition in Miami as a north eastern breeze brought 17-20 knots ensuring plenty of action in all Olympic events.
Afrodite Zeggers and Anneloes Van Veen (NED) showed their skill in the wind and waves today, scoring a first and a second in two races in the Women’s 470 division. That moved them up to second place. Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshikoa (JPN) hung on to the overall lead despite a 17th in today’s final race. But the margin between first and sixth is just 10 points, with four full-fleet races remaining before Sunday’s Medal Race. The 2017 470 World Champions, Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska (POL) are third. Atlantic and Nora Brugman (Miami, Fla.) are the top-ranked American team in 24th.
Luke Patience and Chris Grube (GBR) advance up the fleet after securing two firsts in two races completed by the Men’s 470.
French team, Kevin Peponnet and Jeremie Mion move up to second and Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström (SWE) drop from second to third.
The competition is proving to be unpredictable so far and as we draw closer to the Medal Races, Friday’s action will prove critical for the leading sailors as they look to solidify their spot in the top 10 or climb up the leaderboard.
Racing tomorrow will commence at 11:00
Source: World Sailing
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