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GBR dominate 49er Europeans on day 3

Two British teams dominated the men’s 49er fleet on day three of the European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Dylan Fletcher and Alain Sign took the overall lead in the 49ers by 11 points.

Overnight leaders Marcus Henson and Josh Porebski, stumbled in the shifty air and elite field. They held onto second overall, but only just, as David Evans and Edward Powys made it a British double. Both British boats took a first and seventh place, the only boats in the 49er fleet to achieve two single digit results.

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In the women's 48erFX event, Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth drop to sixth but together with the other GBR teams of Frances Peters and Nicola Groves (10th) and Kate Macgregor and Mary Rook (15th) they make the break for the top 16 women’s pairs to qualify for the gold fleet Friday.

Denmark's Marie Nielsen and Marie Olsen had a hard day, finishing 14th and 11th, but they were not alone and after their magnificent Wednesday, winning two of the three races and finishing second in the other, they still lead the Brasilians by 9 points.

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On Friday the women’s 49er FX gold fleet are scheduled to start at 11:00 hrs with four 20 minutes races. The men’s 49er fleet have four 30 minute races scheduled once the FX have finished.

49er Men - European Championship, after day 3 (91 entries)
1. GBR 96 Dylan Fletcher / Alain Sign 5 4 2 3 -6 4 1 7 32 26 pts
2. NZL 6 Marcus Hansen / Josh Porebski 4 -22 2 1 1 2 17 10 59 37 pts
3. GBR 98 David Evans / Edward Powys -20 4 9 15 3 3 7 1 62 42 pts
4. GER 7 Erik Heil / Thomas Ploessel 1 -13 6 1 1 7 29 6 64 51 pts
5. AUS 66 Will Phillips / Rhys Mara 10 1 3 12 -19 11 11 4 71 52 pts
6. DEN 3 Allan Nørregaard / Anders Thomsen -24 5 3 4 10 9 4 19 78 54 pts
7. POL 42 Lukasz Przybytek / Pawel Kolodzinski 8 -13 5 4 10 9 12 9 70 57 pts
8. POR 127 Jorge Lima / Jose Luis Costa 4 2 -22 10 8 12 10 12 80 58 pts
9. NZL 2 Peter Burling / Blair Tuke 18 9 1 9 (31,DSQ) 1 18 3 90 59 pts
10. FRA 8 Julien d Ortoli / Noé Delpech 18 9 2 -22 5 3 6 16 81 59 pts

49erFX Women - European Championship, Top 16 for Gold Fleet (37 entries)
1. DEN 241 Ida Marie Baad Nielsen / Marie Thusgaard Olsen 1 7 -27 1 1 2 14 11 64 37 pts
2. BRA 321 Martine Soffiatti Grael / Kattena Larsen Kunze 3 19 3 3 2 -29 3 13 75 46 pts
3. NZL 111 Alexandra Maloney / Molly Meech 10 9 6 2 10 3 7 -17 64 47 pts
4. DEN 136 Jena Mai Hansen / Katja Salskov-Iversen 8 -28 10 7 6 6 20 3 88 60 pts
5. NED 131 Annemiek Bekkering / Claire Blom 6 8 -28 9 14 10 13 2 90 62 pts
6. GBR 808 Charlotte Dobson / Sophie Ainsworth 2 -30 1 5 9 9 16 22 94 64 pts
7. GER 161 Tina Lutz / Susann Beucke 7 3 2 -30 8 4 26 14 94 64 pts
8. ITA 747 Giulia Conti / Francesca Clapcich 13 5 15 -16 4 11 12 6 82 66 pts
9. GER 712 Victoria Jurczok / Anika Lorenz 4 -24 4 10 13 7 8 21 91 67 pts
10. GBR 121 Frances Peters / Nicola Groves 14 10 12 12 -22 18 6 7 101 79 pts
11. USA 816 Anna Tunnicliffe / Molly Vandemoer 20 13 20 14 -36 27 9 1 140 104 pts
12. GER 777 Leonie Meyer / Maren Hahlbrock 15 6 18 -22 17 15 17 16 126 104 pts
13. GER 810 Jule Görge / Lotta Görge 28 1 -33 13 23 5 27 8 138 105 pts
14. DEN 104 Maiken Foght Schütt / Anne-Julie Foght Schutt -26 22 16 8 15 17 21 10 135 109 pts
15. GBR 370 Kate Macgregor / Mary Rook 23 21 17 11 20 -33 11 9 145 112 pts
16. AUS 848 Olivia Price / Caitlin Elks -36 15 7 4 5 20 33 33 153 117 pts

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4 July 2013 22:13 GMT


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