SAILORS NAVIGATE LIGHT WIND ON THE PATH TO HEMPEL WORLD CUP SERIES MEDAL RACES01 Feb 2019
With 18 months until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition, now is the time for medal hopefuls to do an honest self-assessment and figure out what weaknesses they need to shore up before the big show.
With an eighth and a third, the Swedish team of Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström has built a 4-point lead in the Men's 470. Naoki Ichino and Takashi Hasegawa (JPN) won the day's second race and moved into second while Jordi Xammar Hernandez and Nicolás Rodríguez García-Paz had the best overall day with a first and a fifth and are now in third.
Fabienne Oster and Anatasiya Winkel (GER) have been a model of consistency in the Women's 470 fleet. They have yet to win a race, but have finished no worse than sixth. With six races down, and possibly three more tomorrow before Sunday's Medal Race, the German team has a four-point lead over Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Luiza Barbachan (BRA) and a six-point advantage over Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR).
Source: World Saiing