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Friday, 6. April 2012   (Image © martinezstudios.es)
Olympic Worldcup 2012 - Trofeo Princesa Sofia - Palma ESP - Day 4, Zach Railey now 2nd, Anna Tunnicliffe in semi-final
Light winds prevailed over Mallorca yesterday, start of the second half of the Worldcup event with the qualifications for tomorrow's Medal Races in the crucial phase. Australia has taken the lead in both 470 fleets: Matthew Belcher/Malcom Page AUS are first in the 470 men with a 7 points' advantage on Calabrese/Delafuente ARG and with Kivell/Ryan AUS, another Australian boat, closely behind. The former leaders Leboucher/Garos FRA dropped on rank 5. In the 470 women, Elise Rechichi/Belinda Stowell AUS replaced the previous leaders Emmanuelle Rol/Hélène Defrance FRA by a small margin. Ai Kondo/Wakako Tabata JPN progressed on the 3rd place, closely followed by Kadelbach/Belcher GER. Still 10 points is the advantage of Warrer/Hansen DEN in the 49ers, with Pink/Peacock GBR and Dyen/Christidis FRA following on the positions 2 and 3. Kirkland/Kirkland BER were the day's best (ranks 1/5), advancing on rank 7 overall. Outstanding Ben Ainslie GBR in the Finns with two race wins. Zach Railey USA now 2nd and Daniel Birgmark SWE 3rd have switched positions. See the Finn class report. The lead in the Starboats is also British with the Olympic Champion Percy/Simpson GBR on position 1 followed by the 2008 Silver medalists Scheidt/Prada BRA 8 points behind. Pepper/Taylor NZL are now 3rd. As best of the day (1/3), Rohart/Ponsot FRA moved up on rank 7. The winners in the Women Match Race quarterfinals were Claire Leroy FRA (3-0 vs Lucy McGregor GBR), Anna Tunnicliffe USA (3-0 against Ekaterina Skudina RUS), Olivia Price AUS (3-1 vs Mandy Mulder NED) and Tamara Echegoyen ESP (3-1 vs Sally Barkow USA).
The best results from USA, CAN and MEX sailors after 6 (49ers 9) races are in the Lasers Radial Tania Elias Calles MEX 7th, Isabella Bertold CAN 9th and Paige Railey USA 20th, in the Lasers Standard Charlie Buckingham USA 7th (4 places down after a 27/1 rank day) and Dave Wright CAN 17th, in the 470 men McNay/Biehl USA 19th and Ramsay/Leigh CAN 46th, in the 470 women Clark/Lihan USA 26nd and Archibald/Dexter CAN 43th, in the 49ers Storck/Moore USA 21st (after their worst day 21/13/23), Murrieta/Murrieta MEX 34th and Cook/Lowden CAN 35rd , in the Finns Zach Railey USA 2nd and Chris Cook CAN 8th and last but not least in the Starboats Clarke/Björn CAN 10th.
The offical report, all ranking lists and the video of the day. A fresher breeze of up to 20 kn has been forecast for today.
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