Taking advantage of the early morning breeze, the 470 World Championship got an early beginning today to complete 3 races in a breeze of approximately 10-12 knots. The 470 Women started their 5th race at 1005 hours, after 470 Men.
By the end of the day, teams had spent approximately 8 hours on the ocean. Yet another challenge to the day was the camelote plants that made a comeback to the race track in great figures. Their appearance is quite a rare phenomenon because of the storms previous month.Camille Lecointre, the birthday girl, and French crew Helene Defrance raced a dream series this day, 10,1, 6 and carried on to hold the overall lead following 7 races.
Another magnificent day from China’s Lizhu Huang/ Xiaoli Wang, including a victory in race 7 propels them to 2nd overall, with Carly Shevitz/ Sydney Bolger of the United States posting a 6-3-7 to move up to 3rd.
Bolger told that the conditions were really challenging this day. They had fifteen degree vibrations in the wind, and the course was covered with huge masses of plants.
Few were so huge that they referred to them as islands. Americans Briana Provancha/ Annie Haeger slipped to 6th with finishes today of 16-11-4. The Worlds are the 1st of 2 meets that comprise the United States selection series for Rio Games.