Kiwis, Danes Win 49er and 49erFX European Championships:
Barcelona, Spain (April 16, 2016) – Sometimes a regatta can come down to a moment, and for Jena Hansen and Katja Iversen they seized the moment and claimed their first ever 49erFX European title. The Danish duo trailed Italians and reigning European Champions Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich by four points entering the medal race, meaning they had to beat the Italians and put one boat in between them.
On the first beat, the right was favored and the whole fleet headed that way, with the Danes in second following the British, but critically, with the Italians just on their windward hip. After a long drag race where the Danish sailed a fairly high line, the Italians had he…
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Light Winds at Laser Radial Woman’s Worlds:
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico (April 15, 2016) – Both qualifying fleets at the Laser Radial Woman’s World Championship completed only one of the two scheduled races today as the second race of the Blue fleet was abandoned when the wind died in the late afternoon. This race will be re-sailed tomorrow.
Light winds delayed the start of the first race until just before 1400, only an hour after the scheduled time. The breeze increased through the afternoon, and shifted several times, as low clouds approached. But as the clouds passed, they took the wind with them. Race Committee abandoned that race as the wind continued to decrease.
But with one more completed race for both flee…
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