Day 4 of the Miami Sailing World Cup and its final qualification day for the RS:X, Nacra 17 and 49er classes ahead of Saturday's Medal races.
Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves - Click image for a larger image
Britain's Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves top the Nacra17 class going into the Medal Race on Saturday. They overtook Tom Phipps and Nicola Boniface with Nico Delle-Karth and Laura Schofegger (AUT) going through in third. GBR will have four crews in the Medal Race.
In the women's 49erFX, Martine Soffiatti and Kahena Kune of Brazil cruise into the Medal race with a 17 point lead over Ragna and Maia Agerup of Norway.
In a suprise upset, Kate MacGregor and Sophie Ainsworth go through in 8th, while Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey fail to qualify.
Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell in the 49er almost lost the plot in the final two races, but their earlier scoreline carried them into SAturday's Medal race certain winners. They just need to keep calm and carry on . . . James Peters and Fynn Sterritt go through in 8th.
In the men's RS:X, Louis Giard of France leads by 36pts from Dutchman Kiran Badloe. Kieran Martin GBR goes in the Medal Race in 8th. Tom Squires finished in 15th.
In the women's RS:X Yunxiu Lu of China leads from Marina Alabau of Spain. Isobel Hamilton is in third and Emma Wilson gets in the Medal Race in 10th place.
The Medal races will be broadcast live on Sailweb.co.uk, Saturday from 17:00 hrs.
Race schedule UK time:
17:00 - Show start
17:10 - 49er
17:50 – 49erFX
18:30 – Nacra 17
19:10 – RS:X Women
19:50 – RS:X Men
Nacra17 Mixed, after 12 races
1. GBR Ben SAXTON and Nicola GROVES 35.0pts
2. GBR Tom PHIPPS and Nicola BONIFACE 44.0pts
3. AUT Nico DELLE-KARTH and Laura SCHÖFEGGER 52.0pts
5. GBR John GIMSON and Anna BURNET 71.0pts
8. GBR Chris RASHLEY and Laura MARIMON GIOVANNETTI 85.0pts
49erFX Women after 12 races
1. BRA Martine SOFFIATTI GRAEL and Kahena KUNZE 33.0pts
2. NOR Ragna AGERUP and Maia AGERUP 50.0pts
3. ARG Victoria TRAVASCIO and Maria BRANZ 55.0pts
8. GBR Kate MACGREGOR and Sophie AINSWORTH 88.0pts
11. GBR Charlotte DOBSON and Saskia TIDEY 73.0 56.0pts
49er Men after 12 races
1. GBR Dylan FLETCHER-SCOTT and Stuart BITHELL 50.0pts
2. AUT Benjamin BILDSTEIN and David HUSSL 71.0pts
3. SWE Carl P SYLVAN and Marcus ANJEMARK 72.0pts
8. GBR James PETERS and Fynn STERRITT 95.0pts
RS:X Women after 12 races
1. CHN Yunxiu LU 40.0pts
2. ESP Marina ALABAU NEIRA 54.0pts
3. GBR Isobel HAMILTON 65.0pts
10. GBR Emma WILSON 124.0pts
RS:X Men after 12 races
1. FRA Louis GIARD 30.0pts
2. NED Kiran BADLOE 66.0pts
3. FRA Pierre le COQ 67.0pts
8. GBR Kieran MARTIN 122.0pts
Full results here
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Gerald New - Sailweb
27 January 2017 19:24 GMT