WORLD CUP SERIES FINAL REACHES MID-POINT08 Jun 2017
Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series Final reached its mid-point on Thursday, as sailors continue to fight for position across the ten Olympic and Open Kiteboarding events in Santander, Spain.
The competition in Santander has been ferocious with Olympic medallists, World Champions and many of the world's leading sailors aiming to reach Saturday's live Medal Races and to be in with a chance at claiming a medal.
Thursday's racing saw exceptional sailing conditions across all the racing areas. An 11-16 knot breeze, gusting 25 knots, tested the sailors.
Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (USA) pulled themselves firmly into contention in the Men's Two Person Dinghy, 470, after a day that featured two race wins. The victories put them within sight of leaders Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) and two points off David Bargehr and Lukas Mahr (AUT).
In the Women's 470 fleet, Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) snapped up their third race win of a week and followed with a second. They lead on seven points, five clear of Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) who won the day's other race.
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
Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ADw68mHQkR4?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Sunday Medal Races - 470, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial
URL - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0mBo8Gn4js
Embed - <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/W0mBo8Gn4js" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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