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World Cup Series Live Medal Races

Medal Races this Saturday and Sunday in Santander, Spain will bring Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series to a close.

The top ten racers now advance to Saturday's live Medal Races for the RS:X, 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Kiteboarding.

Final Medal Results:

1st ESP Fernando Echávarri and Tara Pacheco
2nd GBR John Gimson and Anna Burnet
3rd GBR Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson

49er Men
1st GBR James Peters and Fynn Sterritt
2nd POL Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski
3rd GBR Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell

49erFX Women
1st BRA Martine Soffiatti Grael and Kahena Kunze
2nd GBR Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey
3rd FRA Lili Sebesi and Albane Dubois

RS:X Men
1st NED Kiran Badloe
2nd FRA Louis Giard
3rd ISR Shahar Zubari
(6th GBR Tom Squires)

RS:X Women
1st BRA Patricia Freitas
2nd CHN Yunxiu Lu
3rd RUS Stefania Elfutina
(8th GBR Emma Wilson)

Formula Kite
1st FRA Nico Parlier
2nd GBR Oliver Bridge
3rd ITA Riccardo Leccese

British competitors in the medal races are:

49er Men - James Peters and Fynn Sterritt start in pole position, just a point ahead of the Polish pair Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski.

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell are in the bronze medal position. Jack Hawkins and Chris Thomas are in sixth place.

49erFX Women - Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey are in second place behind Brazilians Martine Soffiatti Grael and Kahena Kunze. Kate Macgregor and Sophie Ainsworth are in fourth.

Nacra 17 Mixed - Fernando Echávarri and Tara Pacheco (ESP) are 18 points clear and should seal gold.

John Gimson and Anna Burnet, Tom Phipps and Nicola Boniface and Italy's Ruggero Tita and Caterina Marianna Banti are split by six points and will go for the two remaining podium places.

Also starting, Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson are fifth, Chris Rashley and Laura Marimon Giovannetti seventh and ninth are Rupert White and Kirstie Urwin.

RS:X Men - Tom Squires starts in sixth place. Kiran Badloe (NED) has a 16-point advantage over Louis Giard (FRA) who in turn is eight points clear of Shahar Zubari (ISR).

RS:X Women - Brazil's Patricia Freitas has a 20-point lead over China's Yunxiu Lu, and just needs to stay out of trouble in the Medal Race to confirm gold.

Emma Wilson and Izzy Hamilton are in seventh and ninth respectively.

Formula Kite - France's Nico Parlier is 27 points clear of Britain's Guy Bridge. Only a disaster will see Parlier lose his grasp on the gold medal. Defending World Cup Series Final Champion Oliver Bridge is third overall.

Race schedule in UK time :
10:00 – Show start
10:10 – Nacra 17
10:50 – 49er
11:30 – 49erFX
12:10 – RS:X Men
12:50 – RS:X Women
13:28 – Kiteboarding x 3 races

Full results here

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