The third day of the contest regularly archived in Vilamoura (Portugal) on the occasion of 2021 European 470 Class Olympic Championships. Today, under light winds and soaring temperatures, two more qualifying races have been held for all event fleets. The calendar includes four more races before the medal races on Friday, May 7, at which the continental and open titles will be awarded.
Italy is still fighting for medals in the women’s 470 race with the crew consisting of Elena Berta and Bianca Caruso. (Bronze in the last world championships, already chosen for the Tokyo Olympics), who scored two sub-seventh places to climb to seventh European place with a total of 52 points, at -19 from the coronation area. Against all of Spain, with Silvia Mas Debaris and Patricia Cantro Reina, with 16 points.
Instead, the blues Giacomo Ferrari and Julio Calabro dived into the men’s field, Who pushed the disqualification yesterday (protest of the British over the right of way at the buoy) with today’s 20-20 part and they are 14th in Europe at 85 points. At this point, the goal becomes to race medals, currently 23 points away. France’s Kevin Bebonet and Jeremy Mayon always top the continental ranking, while New Zealand is at the top of the open standings with Paul Snow Hansen and Daniel Wilcox.
Finally, a good day in the 470 mixed race (the class that will become Olympic in Paris 2024) for the Italian couple consisting of Alessio Gradoni and Alessandra Dupini, Who returns to European sixth place (the seventh open) with a score of 16-4 and remains in the race on the continental podium, 15 points away.
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