Cascais, Portugal (May 7, 2021) – On the fourth day of the Cascais 49er & 49erFX Championship 2021, the Cascais Race Area once again did not disappoint with epic conditions.
The men’s Olympic fleet started the day with their first race, which started at 12-14 knots from the northwest. During the 49er racing period the wind increased in intensity and averaged 17 knots in the last race of the day.
After the American team of Nevin Snow and Dane Wilson finished second yesterday, they rose to the highest rank of the general. Robert Dickson and Sean Waooliove’s Irish team moved up to second overall with two balls and a second place, while Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges’ Brazilian team finished third by winning the last race of the day.
The Grael and Borges team is closely linked to Ian Barrows and Hans Henken (USA) who had a less successful day today, eight and two quarters after losing the championship lead they had from the start The female 49erFx class fleet splashed in the afternoon to begin their 2pm voyage. At that time, the numerous female fleets again found a great place with stable wind in the northwest quadrant with an average intensity of 18 knots.
The Spaniards Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelo kept the lead with two balls from today’s three races. Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke from Germany took fourth and sixth places and thus finished second in the overall ranking. The Danish Ida Nielsen and Marie Olsen continue in third place.
Georgia and Antonia Lewin-LaFrance (CAN) are in 14th place, 5 points ahead of their North American compatriots Ali ten Hove and Miriah Millen (CAN).
There are four continents – America, Europe, Asia and Oceania – and a total of 19 nationalities that were represented at this important training event ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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