WORLD CUP FINAL UNDERWAY IN SANTANDER06 Jun 2017
The World Cup Final kicked off in Santander, Spain today (6 June) with sailors aiming to put some 'keepers' on the board.
It's a common phrase in sailing, you cannot win on the opening day, but you could lose it. Therefore the 260 competitors from 41 nations racing across the ten Olympic and open kiteboarding fleets strived to put good results on the board and lay the foundation for the week ahead.
A 10-13 knot westerly breeze enabled sailors to complete all their races across a cloud covered Bay of Biscay and Santander Bay.
In the Two Person Dinghies, 470, Japan's Ryo Imamura and Jumpei Hokazono controlled the men's division, snatching up a 1-2. Four Japanese Men's 470 teams are racing in Santander, working as a team to make gains and improvements. Although Imamura and Hokazono lead, the remaining three crews will be piling on the pressure in the coming days.
The second win of the day in the men's fleet went to Italy's Giacomo Ferrari and Giulio Calabro. However, before racing started the Italians received a discretionary penalty as their boat did not weigh-in the specifications laid out in the class rules. They therefore received a 40% penalty to their days scores and are ninth overall.
Spain's Barbara Cornudella and Sara Lopez sailed consistently, picking up a third and a second in the Women's fleet. Silvia Mas and Patricia Cantero (ESP), Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Hannah Mills, sailing with Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) and pre-regatta favourites Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) follow, tied on seven points.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE WORLD CUP FINAL
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/
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
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
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
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Sunday Medal Races - 470, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial
URL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0mBo8Gn4js
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