Day four at the 42 Palamós-Christmas Race determined the ten teams in Olympic Classes that will sail the Medal Race and defined the top positions in non-Olympic classes towards the final day.
Jornada perfecta en aguas de Palamós, con sol y buen viento del norte
In Finn class, two Spanish sailors could claim victory. Spanish sailor Alex Muscat is in the lead tied with Estonian competitor Deniss Karpak in second place. With a great performance today, Spanish sailor Joan Cardona is in third place overall.
In 470 Men Simon Diesch and Philipp Autenrieth keep the leading position with 2 bullets and one second place followed closely by Jordi Xammar y and Nico Rodríguez who registered two second places and a victory. There are only 3 point difference between the two teams so Xammar and Rodríguez could revalidate the title of champions of the Palamós-Christmas race. Third place overall is for South African sailors Asenathi Jim and Alexander Ham.
470 women French team Jennifer Poret and Camille Hautefaye stand good options to claim victory tomorrow with 12 points advantage over second classified team from Spain Bàrbara Cornudella and Sara López. Third place overall is also for France, with team Marina Lefort/Lara Granier.
The lead in Laser radial men is for Spanish sailor Pere Ponsetí with a 14 point difference over second classified Arthur Fry from Great Britain. Spanish sailor Victor Moure is in third place overall.
Tie in the top 2 places of the 49er fleet between Italian sailors Simone Ferrarese and Valerio Galati and Norwegian team Tomas and Mads Mathisen. Interesting medal race tomorrow with all options for victory open as there are only 9 points difference between first and seventh classified.
In the FX, Italian team Carlotta Omari and Matlda Distefano depend on the Medal Race. Second place is for Italian team Francesca Bergamo and Jana Germani and third place for Finnish sailors Martin Mikkola and Markus Ihamuotila.
The 420 fleet sees Spanish team Wichy Hernández and Nacho Balaguer at the top of the standings followed by also Spanish team Nacho Dávila and Javier Mestre.
Northeast wind, 18 to 24 knots in this day before last at the 42 Palamós-Christmas Race.
Classes Finn, Laser Standard, Laser Radial women, 470 men, 470 women and 49er will sail the Medal race tomorrow. Classes Laser Radial men, Europe, 420 and 29er will sail fleet races.
1 Alex Muscat (ESP), 16 p
2 Deniss Karpak (EST), 16 p
3 Joan Cardona (ESP), 19 p
Laser Radial Women
1 Alison Young (GBR), 7 p
2 Maria Erdi (HUN), 9 p
3 Maxime Jonker (NED), 21 p
Laser Radial Men
1 Pere Ponsetí (ESP), 6 p
2 Arthur Fry (GBR), 20 p
3 Víctor Moure (ESP), 23 p
1 Simon Diesch/Philipp Autenrieth (GER), 7 p
2 Jordi Xammar/Nicolás Rodríguez (ESP), 10 p
3 Asenathi Jim/Alexander Ham (RSA), 18 p
1 Jeniifer Poret/Camille Hautefaye (FRA), 8 p
2 Bàrbara Cornudella/Sara López (ESP), 20 p
3 Marina Lefort/Lara Granier (FRA), 22 p
1 Simone Ferrarese/Valerio Galati (ITA), 21 p
2 Tomas Mathisen/Mads Mathisen (NOR), 21 p
3 Yan Chekh/Ivan Zotov (RUS), 24 p
1 Carlotta Omari/Matilda Distefano (ITA), 35 p
2 Francesca Bergamo/Jana Germani (ITA), 38 p
3 Martin Mikkola/Markus Ihamuotila (FIN), 48 p
1 Wichi Hernández/Nacho Balaguer (ESP), 20 p
2 Nacho Dávila/Javier Mestre (ESP), 26 p
3 Jeremi Nathan/Mathis Guessard (FRA), 37 p
1 Marc Arrufat (ESP), 13 p
2 Oriol Piña (ESP), 14 p
3 Alejandro Pareja (ESP), 21 p
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