French, USA hold lead at Cascais Champs
Published on May 5th, 2021
Cascais, Portugal (May 5, 2021) – On the second day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49erFX Championship, the forty Olympic boats completed the three races planned for this day, prompting a discard after six races.
The 49erFX fleet started the day with the course inside Cascais Bay with wind conditions between 10 and 17 knots. The podium on the second day was different from the opening day where only yesterday’s leaders, the French mixed team Lili Sebesi and Yann Jauvin remain. Moving up to second place is also the French mixed team Kevin Fischer and Dubois Albane. Closing the podium is the Danish team, bronze medalist in the 2019 world championship, composed by Ida Nielsen and Marie Olsen.
Georgia and Antonia Lewin-LaFrance (CAN) are top North Americans in 16th place.
With the wind increasing in intensity during the afternoon, the 49er fleet were met with 20 knot winds in which the American duo composed by Ian Barrows and Hans Henken (above) remained in the lead. Brazilians Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges rose to second place in the overall standings, being two points behind the leadership. At the bottom of the podium is the American duo composed of Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson.
There are four continents – America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania – and a total of 19 nationalities represented in this important training event prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Racing is planned for May 4-9.