Last hurdle towards Palma title

Published on April 5th, 2013

Palma, Spain (April 5, 2013) – It is now time for Medal Race stage at the 44th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mapfre – ISAF Sailing World Cup Palma.

Tomorrow, the top sailors in all classes will be sailing a new Medal Race format that could potentially be used at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.

The top 10 will compete in two Medal races (double points and non-discardable) to define the winner. In the 49er and 49erFX, the top eight will fight in four medal races. The races will be scored single points and will be non-discardable.

Races will be shortened across all the classes with the Laser, Radial, Men’s and Women’s 470 and Finns racing in 15 minute Medal Races, the Nacra 17 and Men’s and Women’s RS:X racing 10 minutes and the 49er and 49erFX approximately eight minutes.

With such few points separating the fleets it will be hard to predict who will be the overall victors and any attempt to sail a boat down the fleet could prove costly so the racing will be tight. – Read on

USA report: http://sailingteams.ussailing.org/News/2013/Day_5_Palma.htm

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