470 European Championships 2011 day 4

470 European Championships 2011
470 European Championships day four had varying wind speeds ranging from 13-20 knots, that challenged the 470 sailors on course area delta today in Helsinki. Whilst some teams thrived in the conditions, others felt they were not quite quick enough to respond to the change in pace.

Race six was the first race of the day for the 470 fleets and it was Brazil's Fernanda Oliveira/Ana Luisa Barbachan who dominated up the windward leg, with the Spanish team of Tara Pacheco/Berta Betanzos chasing hard. Brazil tacked to the right first off the start and the Spanish covered, keeping their target closely in sight. But the race was effectively just a procession behind the Brazilians, whose race win gave them the impetus to take the overall lead from the Spanish by the end of today's three races.

Smiled Oliveira after racing, 'It was a great day for us. A first, fifth and seventh. The last race was so difficult, it was a completely crazy race. It was the same for everybody, but we were lucky to be at the front of the fleet, so it was easier to keep going. The wind shifted a lot and changed so it was crazy.'

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On stepping up to first overall she added, 'It doesn't matter for me that we beat the Spanish. We just worry about us, our work, and not for the others. We are sometimes training together with the Spanish girls so it is good to be together. They are very special sailors. We have a lot of races until the end of the event, so we are just concerned to keep going.'

Standing nearby, the Spanish helm Pacheco acknowledged the battle in race six, 'We were trying to catch them, but it was impossible!'

Friedrike Belcher's (GER) victory in race eight, with helm Kathrin Kadelbach, matched her husband Mat Belcher's race eight win in the 470 Men and helps move the German team up to fifteenth overall.

With those at the front of the fleet happy, for Anna Stepanova and crew Nadezhda Gerasimova (UKR), 'today', as Anna put it 'was a tragic history'. They delivered their worst races of the series, a 39, 32, 32. Explained Stepanova, 'It was not good for us, there was damage and my crew may have broken her finger. It was on the tack and then something happened and then effected everything afterwards. You need your fingers for every tack, for everything. Our race today was very strange.'

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Moving on up to join Brazil and Spain in the top three are Denmark's Henriette Koch/Lene Sommer after a consistent 7,4,8 posting.

The Australians look to be unstoppable as Mat Belcher/Malcolm Page (AUS) produced another win in race eight to extend their points lead over the rest of the fleet. Chasing hard and moving up to second overall with a 4,2 are Luke Patience/Stuart Bithell (GBR).

Bithell summarized the British team's day, 'It was alright, a lot of pressure differences, a lot of oscillating wind shifts. For me on the wire doing tactics it was brilliant. It was an opportunity to gain on the fleet. It was good fun.'

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Race seven looked to be a win in the bag for Americans Stuart McNay/Graham Biehl, but they ultimately finished behind Panagiotis Kampouridis/Efstathios Papadopoulos (GRE), as McNay explained, 'There were a lot of wind shifts out there and a bunch of competitors close behind us. You can't cover everyone.

We played the wind as we thought was best and one guy got around us but we are well happy with second.' And on their seventeenth in race eight, 'Seventeen isn't that bad a score and we are in a good place going ahead to the next four races and the medal race.'

The British swapped places with Israel's Gideon Kliger/Eran Sela who drop from second to third, as Kliger reflected, 'It was a big mess and very different from the other days. The wind was really shifty and it means everything comes really fast and quickly. The other days it was the opposite and very slow. We made mistakes. We just didn't sail good today but we have confidence to get back.'

Results:
Women
1BRA177
Fernanda OLIVEIRAAna Luisa BARBACHAN5.01.05.012.0(17.0)1.05.06.0    35
2ESP696
Tara PACHECOBerta BETANZOS2.02.01.05.0(14.0)2.011.014.0    37
3DEN143
Henriette KOCHLene SOMMER6.011.09.03.0(16.0)7.04.08.0    48
4FRA12
Emmanuelle ROLHélène DEFRANCE7.06.012.07.019.0(28.0)2.02.0    55
5SLO64
Tina MRAKTeja CERNE1.03.015.0(44.0 OCS)7.017.010.010.0    63
6FRA9
Camille LECOINTREMathilde GERON9.0(44.0 BFD)3.06.06.016.01.027.0    68
7GRE224
Virginia KRAVARIOTIOlga TSIGARIDI21.010.0(44.0 DSQ)1.03.010.012.016.0    73
8GBR847
Hannah MILLSSaskia CLARK3.013.0(44.0 BFD)37.01.03.07.012.0    76
9GER61
Tina LUTZBeucke SUSANN(44.0 BFD)26.013.08.08.014.06.04.0    79
10JPN4151
Ai KONDOWakako TABATA4.015.04.0(44.0 OCS)29.024.03.03.0    82
11GBR850
Penny CLARKKatrina HUGHES19.05.0(44.0 BFD)4.018.09.08.022.0    85
12USA1757
Erin MAXWELLIsabelle FARRAR16.017.07.09.013.0(18.0)17.011.0    90
13RUS12
Natalia IVANOVADiana KRUTSKIKH18.08.0(44.0 BFD)14.015.05.09.023.0    92
14GBR855
Sophie WEGUELINSophie AINSWORTH14.012.010.013.0(25.0)11.014.018.0    92
15GER21
Kathrin KADELBACHFriederike BELCHER(44.0 BFD)9.06.011.044.0 BFD4.018.01.0    93
16USA1736
Amanda CLARKSarah LIHAN20.024.02.02.0(33.0)8.013.028.0    97
17RUS700
Vlada ILIENKOElena KHRYUKINA11.04.014.018.022.012.0(25.0)17.0    98
18SWE342
Ingrid SODERSTROMLinnea WENNERGREN(44.0 BFD)23.011.010.034.06.019.09.0    112
19GER66
Annina WAGNERMarlene STEINHERR26.07.022.019.012.013.022.0(30.0)    121
20GER72
Annika BOCHMANNAnika LORENZ10.0(44.0 BFD)25.016.011.025.020.015.0    122
21EST20
Marjaliisa UMBElise UMB13.014.017.022.0(28.0)26.024.07.0    123
22CRO111
Enia NINCEVICRomana ZUPAN15.022.018.0(44.0 OCS)32.023.015.05.0    130
23NED6
Afrodite KYRANAKOUMarieke JONGENS17.019.020.020.0(44.0 BFD)20.016.025.0    137
24JPN4321
Yuka YOSHISAKONoriko OKUMA(44.0 BFD)16.08.017.026.019.033.020.0    139
25POL11
Agnieszka SKRZYPULECJolanta OGAR8.0(44.0 BFD)19.015.021.022.034.026.0    145
26UKR7
Anastasiia KOLOMIETSKateryna DMYTRENKO12.021.021.0(44.0 OCS)31.015.023.029.0    152
27GRE17
Sofia PAPADOPOULOUAliki-anna STRATIGIOU22.0(36.0)23.023.05.032.028.021.0    154
28RUS97
Alisa KIRILYUKLyudmila DMITRIEVA(35.0)29.031.030.04.031.031.019.0    175
29GER12
Victoria JURCZOKJosephine BACH24.0(44.0 BFD)16.024.044.0 BFD29.026.013.0    176
30GBR831
Amy SEABRIGHTEilidh MCINTYRE23.025.0(44.0 BFD)26.09.033.029.034.0    179
31USA1718
Marlena FAUERCarly SHEVITZ27.028.026.032.02.0(38.0)35.032.0    182
32SUI14
Stéphanie HASLERRomy HASLER(44.0 BFD)20.028.021.030.030.027.035.0    191
33UKR41
Oleksandra CHYCHEROVALiubov CHUNIKHOVSKA32.034.032.027.0(35.0)21.021.031.0    198
34FIN4
Hanna SAARIJohanna ESKELINEN25.018.030.031.020.040.038.0(41.0)    202
35RUS119
Anna STEPANOVANadezhda GERASIMOVA32.0 DPI330.024.025.027.0(39.0)32.033.0    203
36POL53
Madeleine ZIELISKANadia ZIELISKA28.032.037.033.023.034.0(41.0)24.0    211
37UKR93
Anna KYSELOVAAnastasiya KRASKO36.0 DPI327.027.0(44.0 DSQ)36.027.030.040.0    223
38SWE322
Kajsa SUNDKLEVTherese ANTMAN34.0(44.0 BFD)29.029.010.037.044.0 DNF44.0 DNC    227
39RUS66
Anastasia GUSEVAYana STOKOLESOVA36.033.038.036.024.041.036.0(42.0)    244
40CAN610
Jen BRAEMErin FLANAGAN38.037.033.028.0(39.0)35.039.037.0    247
41FIN17
Nina TAMMISTOAnnina TAKALA37.031.035.035.037.036.0(44.0 DNF)36.0    247
42RUS470
Ekaterina BESSONOVANatalia RESHETOVA31.035.034.0(44.0 OCS)38.042.037.038.0    255
43FIN141
Rosa LINDQVISTMatilda AKKOLA30.0(44.0 BFD)36.034.044.0 BFD43.040.039.0    266

Men
1AUS11
Mathew BELCHERMalcolm PAGE1.01.03.01.0(8.0)6.05.01.0    18
2GBR844
Luke PATIENCEStuart BITHELL3.04.07.01.0(27.0)5.04.02.0    26
3ISR7
Gideon KLIGEREran SELA6.04.01.03.010.02.010.0(22.0)    36
4CRO83
Sime FANTELAIgor MARENIC4.02.02.05.012.08.0(15.0)3.0    36
5USA1713
Stuart MCNAYGraham BIEHL4.010.013.02.04.02.02.0(17.0)    37
6GRE165
Panagiotis KAMPOURIDISEfstathios PAPADOPOULOS2.06.05.08.0(25.0)11.01.05.0    38
7JPN4396
Ryunosuke HARADAYugo YOSHIDA1.01.04.0(38.0 OCS)6.010.09.09.0    40
8GBR854
Nic ASHERElliot WILLIS9.03.03.04.05.06.014.0(15.0)    44
9ES9
Onan BARREIROS RODRÍGUEZAaron SARMIENTO PADILLA13.07.02.02.010.0(25.0)12.07.0    53
10GER10
Ferdinand GERZPatrick FOLLMANN5.02.05.06.011.0(23.0)8.016.0    53
11AUT3
Matthias SCHMIDFlorian REICHSTÄDTER6.016.012.07.03.012.0(23.0)4.0    60
12FRA7
Nicolas CHARBONNIERJeremie MION9.03.016.05.09.01.018.0(21.0)    61
13FIN7
Joonas LINDGRENNiklas LINDGREN11.010.09.0(38.0 DNF)4.04.06.019.0    63
14GBR857
Ben SAXTONRichard MASON18.08.08.011.015.01.0(30.0)8.0    69
15GER55
Jasper WAGNERTobias BOLDUAN10.05.013.016.06.07.0(17.0)13.0    70
16ITA2
Gabrio ZANDONÀPietro ZUCCHETTI12.09.017.08.02.03.020.0(23.0)    71
17JPN4326
Tetsuya MATSUNAGAKimihiko IMAMURA7.017.08.03.0(28.0)13.03.020.0    71
18AUS13
Sam KIVELLWill RYAN7.014.015.04.022.03.0(24.0)11.0    76
19GRE1
Panagiotis MANTISPavlos KAGIALIS5.011.06.0(38.0 BFD)1.038.0 BFD7.010.0    78
20ARG7
Lucas CALABRESEJuan DE LA FUENTE12.017.01.07.018.07.019.0(26.0)    81
21GBR852
Philip SPARKSDavid Kohler15.06.018.012.013.014.0(21.0)12.0    90
22FRA27
Sofian BOUVETVincent GUILLARM2.015.04.0(38.0 BFD)14.04.027.025.0    91
23RUS2
Mikhail SHEREMETYEVMaxim SHEREMETYEV11.012.07.012.021.0(25.0)11.018.0    92
24JPN4271
Yuya ISHIKAWAShouichi YANAGAWA14.07.011.014.026.0(29.0)13.014.0    99
25TUR890
Deniz CINARAtes CINAR31.09.010.010.014.09.016.0(35.0)    99
26NED77
Steven LEFEVRESteven KROL15.019.017.010.09.08.026.0(27.0)    104
27SWE347
Victor BERGSTRÖMMarcus DACKHAMMAR10.05.012.017.07.024.0(31.0)31.0    106
28SLO21
Mitja MIKULINSebastian PRINCIC20.020.014.013.0(38.0 OCS)11.022.06.0    106
29SUI1460
Yannick BRAUCHLIRomuald HAUSSER18.014.06.011.016.018.0(29.0)24.0    107
30SUI11
Matías BÜHLERFelix STEIGER8.018.09.09.015.022.0(32.0)28.0    109
31JPN4296
Hiroki MAEDANoro EISUKE19.011.023.015.08.019.025.0(33.0)    120
32SUI7
Olivier GREMAUDAdrien GREMAUD23.018.019.022.07.010.028.0(37.0)    127
33GER74
Daniel ZEPUNTKEDustin BALDEWEIN3.012.018.0(38.0 BFD)23.09.034.030.0    129
34CZE11
Ondrej BOBEKPavel BOBEK22.029.021.016.03.012.0(36.0)32.0    135
35JPN4318
Naoki ICHINORyouhei YOSIMI18.0 DPI522.024.024.013.05.0(35.0)29.0    135
36CAN618
Luke RAMSAYMike LEIGH24.024.023.018.02.016.0(37.0)34.0    141
37AUT437
David BARGEHRLukas MÄHR29.023.015.011.0 RDG18.014.033.0(36.0)    143


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