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GBR crews well placed for Finals at 470 Worlds

Mat Belcher and Will Ryan of Australia topped the men's leader board and Camille Lecointre and Mathilde Geron of France the women at the end of the five race qualifying series. In the men's event, two GBR crews feature, Nick Rogers and Elliot Willis in fifth and Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield sixth. In the women's event, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark move into third and Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre are now fifth. All the top GBR teams improving on the second day.

Belcher and Ryan did everything they needed to position themselves in first on the leaderboard by winning race 4, so opted not to sail race 5 and headed back to shore. The pair advance to the final stage of racing with an optimum 0 point carry forward scoreline, as they seek to extend their run of event victories and achieve their first World Championship title together.

In the men's event the top 39 boats on the leaderboard advance to the gold fleet and are in contention for the podium places, with 39 teams in each of the silver and bronze fleets.

The women's 470 European Champions, Lecointre and Geron from France, have moved into the overall lead and will carry forward a bonus 0 point scorecard into the finals stage which gets underway Wednesday.

Defending World Champions Mills and Clark from Britain are up in third overall and wrapped up their qualification stage with a win in the yellow fleet. Wednesday’s first day of finals will be the first time they come face to face with the series leaders Lecointre and Geron, and with the top 27 women’s teams up against each other from tomorrow onwards, expect a few leaderboard shifts.

470 Men - World Championship, leading positions after 5 races (117 entries)
1 AUS 11 BELCHER Mat / RYAN Will 2.00pts 43.00pts 1 0.00 1 0.00 2 2.00 1 0.00 BFD 41.00
2 FRA 44 LEBOUCHER Pierre / LE BERRE Nicolas 8.00pts 15.00pts 7 7.00 1 0.00 1 0.00 5 5.00 3 3.00
3 NZL 2 SNOW-HANSEN Paul / WILLCOX Daniel 9.00pts 14.00pts 5 5.00 4 4.00 1 0.00 3 3.00 2 2.00
4 FRA 27 BOUVET Sofian / MION Jeremie 11.00pts 19.00pts 3 3.00 3 3.00 5 5.00 8 8.00 1 0.00
5 GBR 861 ROGERS Nicholas / WILLIS Elliot 12.00pts 16.00pts 2 2.00 4 4.00 4 4.00 2 2.00 4 4.00
6 GBR 863 PATIENCE Luke / GLANFIELD Joe 14.00pts 23.00pts 1 0.00 9 9.00 3 3.00 5 5.00 6 6.00
Other GOld Fleet GBR:
31 GBR 843 WOOD Mike / BRAYSHAW Hugh 38.00 pts

470 Women - World Championship, leading positions after 5 races (53 entries)
1 FRA 9 LECOINTRE Camille / GERON Mathilde 3.00pts 8.00pts 1 0.00 1 0.00 5 5.00 1 0.00 3 3.00
2 CHN 616 XU Xiaomei / YU Chunyan 6.00pts 13.00pts 3 3.00 3 3.00 1 0.00 7 7.00 1 0.00
3 GBR 118 MILLS Hannah / CLARK Saskia 9.00pts 20.00pts 3 3.00 2 2.00 4 4.00 11 11.00 1 0.00
4 NZL 75 ALEH Jo / POWRIE Polly 10.00pts 28.00pts 2 2.00 1 0.00 1 0.00 18 18.00 8 8.00
5 GBR 862 WEGUELIN Sophie / MCINTYRE Eilidh 13.00pts 21.00pts 2 2.00 8 8.00 3 3.00 6 6.00 2 2.00
6 NED 216 KYRANAKOU Afrodite / VAN VEEN Anneloes 17.00pts 29.00pts 5 5.00 3 3.00 3 3.00 12 12.00 6 6.00
Other Gold Fleet GBR:
18 GBR 865 SEABRIGHT Amy / CARPENTER Anna 28.00pts

G New
7 August 2013 7:31 GMT


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