Final Gold fleet battle for Douglas

Final Gold fleet battle for Douglas

Friday, September 19, 2014 - Santander, Spain

Santander delivered big breeze, big shifts and range in velocity for Day 8 of the ISAF World Championships. The RSX medal races were held live in the morning with Julien Bontemps (FRA) and Charline Picon (FRA) capturing the crown titles.

The Finn gold fleet sailed under the cliffs on Langre course which resulted in both sides paying dividends in the big breeze. Giles Scott (GBR) continues his streak of success putting up the best performances of the day and stretching out his lead even further going into the final two days of racing. Canadian Greg Douglas was the comeback kid on the course today recovering from mid-30 mark roundings however the results do not reflect his position of preference. Douglas will hyperextend his efforts during tomorrow’s racing with an outside shot at securing country qualification and placing potential of 12th overall.

In Silver fleet action, Martin Robitaille won the final race of the day on the Finn course while Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke scored a bullet on the Nacra 17 course.

The light air forecasted for the weekend will inevitably challenge sailors and committees alike. The 470 fleets take on the medal race tomorrow while the 49erfx, 49er, Nacra and Finn classes have another day of finals before medal racing on Sunday.

Current Canadian results after Day 8:

Class

Canadian Sailors

Current Overall

Finn

Greg Douglas

19

Finn

Martin Robitaille

41

Nacra 17

Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke

35

49erFX

Erin Rafuse & Danielle Boyd

29

49erFX

Arielle Morgan & Heather Myatt

32

49erFX

Erin Berry & Ingrid Merry

41

49er

David Mori & Justin Barnes

40

49er

John & Arthur Ferguson

64

470 (M)

Jacob & Graeme Chaplin Saunders

42

470 (W)

Allison Surrette & Ali Ten Hove

51

     
     

 

 

photo credit: Robert Deaves/Finn class

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