Spain, USA lead at Cascais Skiff Champs
Published on May 7th, 2021
Cascais, Portugal (May 7, 2021) – On the fourth day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49erFX Championship, the Cascais Race Area once again did not disappointed delivering epic conditions.
The men’s Olympic fleet began the day with their first race starting in 12 to 14 knots from the northwest direction. Throughout the 49er race period, the wind increased in intensity, reaching 17 knot average in the last race of the day.
After finishing yesterday tied in second place, the American team of Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson ascended to the highest place of the general overall. The Irish team of Robert Dickson and Sean Waooliove, with two bullets and and a second place moved up to second overall while the Brazil team of Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges maintained third position by winning the last race of the day.
Grael and Borges’ team are tied with Ian Barrows and Hans Henken (USA), who today had a less successful day in the making, eighth and two fourths, having lost the leadership of the championship they had held since the beginning.
The female fleet of the 49erFx class splashed in the afternoon to start their journey at 2:00 pm. At that time the numerous female fleet again found a magnificent location with a stable wind in the northwest quadrant with an average of 18 knots of intensity.
Spain’s Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelo maintained the lead with two bullets out of the three races held today. Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke from Germany posted two fourth and sixth places to maintain the second position in the overall classification. In the third position, the Danish Ida Nielsen and Marie Olsen continue.
Georgia and Antonia Lewin-LaFrance (CAN) are in 14th place, 5 points ahead of fellow North Americans Ali ten Hove and Miriah Millen (CAN).
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.