Order shifts at Nacra 17 Europeans:
Weymouth, England (May 16, 2019) – The Nacra 17 Europeans have shifted to the final stage as the top teams in the gold flight battle for the championship, which for three races today was best exemplified by John Gimson and Anna Burnet as they foiled to the top of the leaderboard with solid scores of 1,6,2.
“We’ve finally found some downwind wheels,” said Gimson. “The speed is good and we’ve learned a lot about the right technique for those conditions.” Burnet said things could change significantly now that the wind is dropping lighter for the final three days. “We still hope to be fast whatever the conditions, but a change of breeze could suit some of the other tea…
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Getting serious at 49er/49erFX Europeans:
Weymouth, England (May 16, 2019) – With qualifying completed yesterday, the 49er and 49erFX Europeans today got into the meat of the matter as the proven teams were now grouped in gold flight for the final four days, with a trend toward lighter conditions making the racing even tighter in pursuit of the championship titles.
49erFX: Fresh faces at the front
The usual suspects were hard to find in the first race of the 49erFX gold fleet. With the wind lighter than expected and the teams struggling to power their skiffs through the choppy swell of Weymouth Bay, some different names came to the fore.
Anne-Julie Schütt and Iben Nielsby (DEN) seized the init…
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