Top 10 advance at 470 Worlds
Published on July 14th, 2017
Thessaloniki, Greece (July 14, 2017) – Leaderboard shuffles in a packed 3-race day for the 470 World Championship gold fleet saw teams make the top–ten cut to the Medal Race, only to lose it in the next race, as the men’s and women’s fleets saw some significant changes in finishing order.
Most probably the best breeze of the Championship arrived on the race track today, with around 12-14 knots.
Silver fleet racing wrapped up with wins to Fabienne Oster/Anastacia Krasko (GER) in women and Jose Manuel Ruiz Sanchez/Fernando Davila (ESP) in men.
The 2017 World Champions crowned tomorrow will be incredibly deserving teams who have had to dig deep to deliver in tough conditions amongst a world class fleet. A 1330 hours warning signal is scheduled for the 470 Women Medal Race, with the Men following at 1415 hours.
Series leaders going into the day, Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE) raced a consistent 4th place in race 9 to hold onto the lead, but their 18th place in race 10, compared with Mat Belcher/Will Ryan’s win saw the overall lead go to the Aussies, with a 2 point advantage.
All change by race 11, as the Swede’s took out the race win, and the Australians finished 4th, pitching Dahlberg/Bergstrom back into the lead on a 1 point advantage. Third to David Bargehr/Lukas Mahr (AUT).
The gold medal is a straight race off between the Swedish and Australians and whoever finishes ahead gets gold. The fight for bronze is between Bargehr/Mahr and Turkey’s Deniz Cinar/Ates Cinar.
Celebrations for the birthday boy Pavlos Kagialis, racing with helm Panagiotis Mantis, as the Rio 2016 Olympic Bronze medallists knocked out their first win of the Championship. The pair started right at the pin end in race 9, flying off the start with Russia’s Pavel Sozykin/Denis Gribanov alongside. B
y the windward mark, Russia had a tiny edge, but accelerating down the reaching leg handed the advantage back to Greece and the pair went onto seize the win. A challenging race 10 saw the pair finish 16th and face the closing race of the final series 3 points off a place in the top-ten line-up. Pressure was on – so relief to finish 7th in the deciding race and qualify through to the medal race.
470 Men – Provisional Results (Top 10 of 72; 11 races, 1 discard)
1. Anton DAHLBERG/Fredrik BERGSTROM (SWE 349) – 35 pts
3. Mathew BELCHER/Will RYAN (AUS 11) – 36 pts
2. David BARGEHR/Lukas MÄHR (AUT 1) – 60 pts
5. Deniz CINAR/Ates CINAR (TUR 890) – 68 pts
6. Giacomo FERRARI/Giulio CALABRO (ITA 757) – 80 pts
7. Stuart MCNAY/David HUGHES (USA 1) – 80 pts
9. Hippolyte Machetti/Sidoine Dantes (FRA79) – 81 pts
8. Zangjun XU/Chao WANG (CHN 067) – 89 pts
4. Paul SNOW-HANSEN/Daniel WILLCOX (NZL 2) – 93 pts
10. Panagiotis MANTIS/Pavlos KAGIALIS (GRE 1) – 96 pts
Four teams are in with a shot at the medals in tomorrow’s medal race. In a career best performance, Poland’s Agnieszka Skrzypulec/Irmina Mrózek Gliszczynska have guaranteed themselves either gold or silver medal and sit on a 16 point advantage Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre (GBR).
Mills/McIntyre could end their Championship with a medal or in fourth place, so will be looking to attack the Polish whilst holding off the chasing Slovenian pair of Tina Mrak/Veronika Macarol and the world #1 pair of Afrodite Zegers/Anneloes van Veen. Both the Slovenians and Dutch can take out silver or bronze, or end the Championship in fourth.
470 Women – Provisional Results (Top 10 of 60; 11 races, 1 discard)
1. Agnieszka SKRZYPULEC/Irmina MRÓZEK GLISZCZYNSKA (POL 11) – 28 pts
2. Hannah MILLS/Eilidh MCINTYRE (GBR 321) – 44 pts
3. Tina MRAK/Veronika MACAROL (SLO 64) – 50 pts
4. Afrodite ZEGERS/Anneloes VAN VEEN (NED 1) – 55 pts
5. Barbara CORNUDELLA/Sara LOPEZ (ESP 14) – 70 pts
6. Silvia MAS DEPARES/Patricia CANTERO REINA (ESP 18) – 78 pts
7. Linda FAHRNI/Maja SIEGENTHALER (SUI 5) – 85 pts
8. Amy SEABRIGHT/Anna CARPENTER (GBR 7) – 85 pts
9. Shasha CHEN/Xufeng HUANG (CHN 0619) – 86 pts
10. Maria BOZI/Rafailina KLONARIDOU (GRE 216) – 89 pts
Three USA teams are competing from North America: Stuart McNay/ David Hughes, Lucas Calabrese/ Ian MacDiarmid, and Wiley Rogers/ Jack Parkin. In total, all six continents are represented in the 32 nations competing at the 2017 470 World Championships: Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and USA.
Races will take place over two race courses, for each of the men’s and women’s fleets. Fleets will be seeded for the five race Qualification Series into yellow and blue fleets, before being split into gold and silver for the six race Final Series. The top ten teams in the men’s and women’s fleets will advance to the Medal Races on Saturday 15 July 2017.
10-11 July – Qualification Series (5 races)
12-14 July – Final Series (6 races)
15 July – Medal Races, Closing Ceremony/Prize Giving
Source: 470 Class