Nov 18, 2015

49er Worlds 2015 @Buenos Aires: Day 3, Burling-Tuke lead after 8 Races

All Images Matías Capizzano / - More at his FB page - The fleet went out with 14knots from the South East and end acing with 7knots from the South. The Lange bros , wearing the yellow jerseys, lost some ground scoring 4,26 & 15 for a 4th overall,  while New Zealanders Burling & Tuke got two bullets & an 8th to grab the lead with a 17pts gap over Federico & Arturo Alonso from Spain holding 2nd place,

3-4 slots for Rio are at stake for 6 crews in the Gold fleet:  German crew Heil & Ploessel  currently 3rd overall, Arg Lange-Lange in 5th, Polish Przybytek-Kolodzinski (6th) , Segers-Villambrosa also from Arg (8th) and Croatians Kostov-Cupac 11th are fighting to secure a ticket for Rio 2016.

In the Fx Class Nielsen & Olsen from Denmark lead after 8 qualifying races. 3 slots will be awarded for the girls here in Buenos Aires with NOR, US, SIN, IRL & ARG as contenders,  the remaining are the continental ones. Tomorrow Gold & Silver fleets will be split in both classes.