04/20/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/20/2019 13:28
It's the first day of Medal Races at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa with the honours to be decided in the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 from 10:00 local time.
The scene is now set for the day's three Medal Races.
Italy's Carlotta Omari and Matilda Distefano will lead the home nations hopes as they take a narrow advantage into the 49erFX Medal Race. Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour have New Zealand's hottest sailing properties, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, hot on their heels in the 49er and the advantage will be with Ben Saxton and Nicola Boniface (GBR) in the Nacra 17.
As of 08:00 local time a very light northern breeze was present on the racing area.
The Men's and Women's 470, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn sailed three races each on Friday and will continue with final series racing on Saturday before Medal Races on Sunday.
The schedule of the day is below:
|Fleet||Course Area||Start Time||# of Races|
|Men's One Person Dinghy - Laser||Bravo||
|Women's One Person Dinghy - Laser Radial||Bravo||
|Men's One Person Dinghy Heavy - Finn||Alpha||10:20||3|
|Men's Skiff - 49er||Charlie||10:52||Medal|
|Women's Skiff - 49erFX||Charlie||10:10||Medal|
|Men's Two Person Dinghy - 470 Men||Alpha||10:00||3|
|Women's Two Person Dinghy - 470 Women||Alpha||10:10||3|
|Mixed Two Person Multihull - Nacra 17||Charlie||11:35||Medal|
ENTRIES / RESULTS / SCHEDULE
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Results are available here - http://sailing.org/worldcup/results/index.php
Daily highlights and live streamed Medal Races on Saturday and Sunday will be available across the World Sailing Network. Click here to subscribe.
Saturday Medal Races - Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX
URL - https://youtu.be/kyGGiRqiUdw
Sunday Medal Races - 470, Finn, Laser, Laser Radial
URL - https://youtu.be/0N7vriMpM-U
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HEMPEL WORLD CUP SERIES
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