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15 Jan 2016

After the third day of racing at the 470 African Championships in Cape Town, the top position was once again claimed by the South African team of Sibusiso Sizatu/ Alex Burger.

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2016 African 470 Championships and Rio 2016 African Continental Qualification Event

A windward-leeward course was set half a mile from shore, with three back to back races on the programme. A clean start for the first race of the day at 1100, with wind speed around 15 to 17 knots, and the win going to Asenathi Jim/ Roger Hudson (RSA 1), Sibusiso Sizatu/Alex Burger (RSA11) and Ricky Robinson/ Brennan Robinson (RSA 8). Over the next two races, as in previous days, the wind again increased to 20 to 25 knots, with both wins going to Sizatu/Burger.

After Friday’s racing, and 8 races so far, the top 3 overall are:

1. Sibusiso Sizatu & Alex Burger (RSA 11) – 12pts
2. Asenathi Jim & Roger Hudson (RSA 1) – 13 pts
3. Brevan Thompson & Alexander Ham (RSA 12) – 18 pts

Click here for full results after 8 races.

Racing on Saturday 16 January gets underway at 1200 hours.  

Photographs courtesy of Championship photographer Trevor Wilkins are available at: https://picasaweb.google.com/117086593120942909819/4703

Featuring ten teams, the 470 African Championship is also the African Olympic Qualification Event with one place up for grabs on the starting line at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. South Africa has already qualified to Rio, so by the end of the Championship it will be either Angola or Algeria claiming the place.

Event Information:
Results - http://2016africans.470.org/uploaded_files/Document_2859_20160114192543_en.pdf
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