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Thursday, 26. April 2012   
Olympic Worldcup 2012 - Semaine Olympique Française - Hyères FRA - Day 4, Tunnicliffe undefeated
For the first time some lighter winds prevailed in the Bay of Hyères after the very windy initial days. After some waiting time, all classes sailed the maximally planned races, because as from today, the breeze will be back again. An easterly wind with big waves will fill in until the coming weekend.
Piotr Myszka POL defended the first position in the RS:X-windsurfers with Shahar Zubari ISR now on rank 2. Ton Wilhelm GER and Przemyslav Miarczyinski POL share the 3rd place. Charline Picon FRA has taken the command in the RS:X-women with the day ranks 2/1/1. The big-breeze specialist Maja Dziarnowska POL is now on rank 2. Moana Delle GER moved up on rank 3 again with two 2nd-place finishes. The new leader in the Finns is Rafael Trujillo ESP, replacing Deniss Karpak EST on top by a small margin. Vasilij Zbogar SLO is now 3rd. The 49ers completed four races with the favorites moving up: Outteridge/Jensen AUS on the 2nd place are now only one point behind Dyen/Christidis FRA, Krüger/Thorsell DEN and Morrison/Rhodes GBR share the 3rd place. Belcher/Page AUS kept the top position in the first two Goldfleet heats of the 470 men followed by Coster/Coster NED and Mantis/Kagialis GRE. Lisa Westerhof/Lobke Berkhout NED increased the advantage in the 470 women and have now a 23 points lead over Pacheco/Betanzos ESP. Lecointre/Geron FRA follow on rank 3. The new leader in the Starboats are the Olympic Champions Percy/Simpson GBR with Clark/Björn CAN and Lööf/Salminen SWE now on the positions 2 and 3. The Round Robin of the Women-Match-Race will be terminated today with the best eight moving to the next Round. The favorites are all on track with a stellar Anna Tunnicliffe USA dominating the scene wit a 13-0 score.
The best NorAm results: RS:X men Rob Willis USA 26th; RS:X women Farrah Hall USA 29th; Finn Caleb Paine 18th; 49er Ladha/Inkpen CAN 31st, Storck/Moore USA 30th (with a race win), Murrieta/Murrieta MEX 38th; 470 men McNay/Biehl USA 11th, Ramsay/Leigh CAN 18th; 470 women Clark/Lihan USA 4th (worst day with 26/21), Archibald/Dexter 30th; Star Clarke/Björn CAN 2nd, Szabo USA/Hagin SUI 14th; Women Matchrace Anna Tunnicliffe USA 1st, Sally Barrow USA 3nd, Genny Tulloch USA 8th - read the daily report of the US Sailing Team.
All results, the daily report and the videos.


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