RACE DAY 4 AT 470 JUNIOR WORLDS29 Jul 2015
Welcome to day 4 of the 2015 470 Junior World Championships. A late start today for the 204 sailors, gave a chance to visit the stunning city of Thessaloniki and the historic White Tower, whose prominent location dominates the waterfront, the town hall and soak up the general ambience of this buzzing metropolis.
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In the 42 boat 470 Women’s fleet, the top two teams have established a significant points margin over the chasing pack. Day by day the leaderboard is shuffling, as they trade places. A 2,6 scorecard for Italy’s Di Salle and Dubbini holds them in first overall, with Greece’s Bozi and Klonaridou seizing two 4th place finishes to end the day in 2nd overall. Behind the leading two, points are close for the next three teams, an 8th and 24th for Great Britain’s Lavery and Brickwood keeps them in reach of the podium spots, in 4th overall.
An unbroken run of four wins in a row, came to an end today for 470 Men leaders, Pirouelle and Sipan of France. A 17th place in race 9 broke their control of the race track, but the partnership still holds what may well turn out to be an unassailable lead over Germany’s Winkel and Cipra, with Spain’s twin brothers David and Alex Vila in third.
Early series leaders, Hungary’s Gyapjas finished 2nd in the first race of the day, putting them back in the points game, after yesterday’s lukewarm performance.
Today’s light breeze favoured lighter teams. Tomorrow is crunch day to decide the top ten teams advancing to Saturday’s Medal Race. So the pressure is on to protect and attack, if teams want to guarantee themselves a place in the medal race line up.
Written by: Icarus Sailing Media
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