OCEAN TEST ON RACE DAY 4 FOR 470 FLEETS19 Aug 2015
Sailors were tested by a northern Rio breeze for the first time at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta in a testing day for the sailors and officials.
Heading into the day, upon viewing the forecast, many believed the Race Committees would be hard pressed to fit in any racing with 2-6 knots present.
It was a long day for all of the competitors as they waited for a breeze suitable for racing, with just one race completed for the 470 fleets.
Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) advanced up to first overall in the Men's 470 following victory in the single race on the Pai course, the furthest away from Marina da Gloria. The Croatians were comfortable on the race track and finished 26 seconds clear of Onan Barreiros and Juan Curbelo Cabrera (ESP).
They lead overnight leaders Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (USA) by just two points after the Americans came through in fifth.
In the Women's 470 Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha (USA) held onto top spot with a smart performance. In the single race that saw ups and downs amongst the top five teams the Americans held firm to sail their way to a second. Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) took the race win and moves up to sixth overall.
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