Jul 8, 2015

Nacra 17 Worlds 2015 @Aarhus: Day 4

Images: Laurens Morel / www.saltycolours.com , D4 gallery at Nacra 17 Class Fb . Mogens Hansen portfolio for Day 3 at his Fb page. Another tough day at Aarhus with blown out conditions, Gold fleet went out at 7pm to complete 3Fin al races, Silver fleet did not race at all.
Before the 7th race Billy & Marie were second scoring a 23rd
, as the only discard available was assigned to the qualifying stage. Without much margin the French crew simply went for two more bullets the final races of the day to grab the lead again over Waterhouse-Darmanin. 

New stars in the fleet in third place,  with Paul Kohlhoff & Carollina Werner, winners of Kiel Week 2014.
Happy to see Thijs & Nicole  and Iker & Marine in the top ten too, key event for both teams towards Rio.
Best US team is Newberry-WHitehead currently 19th overall.  
3 Slots will be granted for 2016 Olympics at Aarhus.

Official report at sailing-aarhus.dk
I really don´t recall such a domination over a fleet as Besson & Riou are demonstrating in the Nacra 17 for three years in a row now, only Ashby comes to mind.
Top ten below, full results here.

13FRA 001Billy BessonMarie Riou-2111123113129
21AUS 003Jason WaterhouseLisa Darmanin13-22576385533
370GER 211Paul KohlhoffCarolina Werner-1092428934737
410NED 244Mandy MulderCoen De Koning34-158812155641
58NZL 222Gemma JonesJason Saunders52-138671956552
620ARU 212Nicole van der VeldenThijs Visser-121398513166755
72ITA 262Vittorio BissaroSilvia Sicouri125-215301227857
817DEN 281Allan NørregaardAnette Viborg641-102271446858
916GBR 201John GimsonHannah Diamond4-93132511116758
1025ESP 246Iker MartinezMarina Lopez Casanova8-15712921597762