French team Hugo Revil and Karl Devaux have taken the lead of the 29er World Championship in the choppy waters of El Balis, Spain, after three races on the first day of the final series, although the pair is tied on 46 points with the Italian team of Alex Demurtas and Giovanni Santi.
On Day 4, competitors faced light winds of 7 knots from the south-west, dropping to 5 knots as the day progressed. The Gold fleet was able to complete three races and the rest only two due to the decreasing wind.
The Spanish Laiseca sisters started very well in the Gold fleet, second in the first race of the finals, being at that time the best female crew. In the following races, they scored 20th and 19th, which places them 10th overall and second in the female category.
They are behind the Irish team of Lucia Cullen and Alana Twomey, who had a solid day and lead the Women’s category by four points and sit eighth overall. Manase Ichihashi and Rinko Goto from Japan lie in third place overnight.
The 29er fleet has enjoyed a recent surge in mixed teams competing in the main fleet and two mixed teams currently sit in the top ten.
Argentinians Dogui and Vicky Van Avermaete are currently third overall, while the Swedish team of Hedving and Hugo Liljegren are in ninth, as we go into the penultimate day of racing.
In the Under 17 Category, Hungarians Soma Kis-Szolgyemi and Samuel Juhasz are leading, currently placed sixth overall, with the Irish team of Lucia Cullen and Alana Twomey in second.
Friday local time promises a light easterly wind, so the fleets will hopefully enjoy some racing in a new direction and a change in conditions.
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