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2021 470 European Championships at Vilamoura, Portugal - Day 3

by International 470 Class Association 4 May 16:46 PDT 2-7 May 2021
Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox (NZL) continue to lead the Open Mens European 470 championship after Day 3 © Joao Costa Ferreira

Two races sailed for the three fleets on Day 3 of the 470 Europeans being staged at Vilamoura, Portugal.

In the Mens event, the New Zealand crew of Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox extended their lead slightly after placing 4th in the two races sailed.

“It’s really enjoyable to be back sailing with the 470 fleet, after over a year and half training in New Zealand, it’s great to sail in Vilamoura” said Paul Snow-Hansen.

A Southerly breeze with wind ranging between 6-7 knots on Race 1, increasing to 9/10 knots for the second race of the day that was sailed with the OSCAR (pumping) flag up.

In the Men’s fleet consistency was the order of the day. The New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox retained first place overall place after scoring two 4th places, and are now followed by the French crew Kevin Peponnet and Jeremie Mion which moved up after an excellent day scoring two 2nd places, with Mat Belcher and Will Ryan holding on the third place overall, with two 5th places today.

The 2021 World Champions, Silvia Mas Depares and Patricia Cantero continue to lead the Women’s fleet, having a 3rd place and a 16th – which is their discard so far. The 2019 European Champions Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz only 3 points behind, in second overall, after scoring two third places on Day 3. The Swiss crew of Linda Fahrni and Maja Siegenthaler moved up after a steady day and are now in third place overall.

Nitai Hasson and Saar Tamir from Israel consolidated their leader position in the Mixed Fleet and are now 15 points ahead of the Germans Theres Dahnke and Matti Cipra, with the British team of Vita Heathcote and Ryan Orr now in third overall.

The 470 European Championship is being Live Streamed, follow the action on the water via Vilamoura Sailing / You Tube channel.

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