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Student Yachting World Cup - Irish extend lead on day 5 + Video
Fri, 2 Nov 2012
A number of faces were tired this morning on day five of the Student Yachting World Cup. The Night Race from yesterday was definitively one of the hardest of this edition. That’s one of the reasons why only two races have been completed today, one windward-leeward and one coastal, going around Fort Boyard and near Oléron Island. The ranking at the beginning of the day was very close between Canada, Ireland, Euromed and Italy. With the bad weather forecast, this day of races could be the last one, which intensifies the stress for everybody!
The first windward-leeward race was won by the USA, followed by Ireland and Italy. Italy became, because of this performance, a serious threat for the third place and especially for Euromed. Everything was about to be played in the inshore race now!
This one, quite long (24 miles), was also a beautiful tour in the landscapes of La Rochelle. Against all odds, England was the one crowned this time. They succeed in getting ahead before Canada, Italy and Ireland. Unfortunately for Euromed, they finished eleventh, losing their third place!
Some Jury decisions have also adjusted a few requests, especially the Irish OCS being cancelled. This gives them quite an advance and they might be the next World Champions. But Canada and Italia, followed by Euromed won’t let this happen so easily... If the weather lets them challenge the actual leader tomorrow or Friday!