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Sailing, 49er World Cup 2019: Azzurri crews at risk cut. Crivelli / Togni, the best, in the twenty-ninth position

Sailing, 49er World Cup 2019: Azzurri crews at risk cut. Crivelli / Togni, the best, in the twenty-ninth position

A major disruption caused problems the first day of the World Championships Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX held in Auckland in New Zealand. After a long wait from rain and wind, only 49er crews were able to go to sea to complete two of the three races scheduled.

The wind has settled on 8/10 nodes on all three race courses in which are divided the more than seventy members. In the top of the standings with a second and a first place come the Germans Heil / Ploesser before French Fiher / Yann. In the third position the Dutch crew Lambriex / Vugt.

As we mentioned in the presentation, the World assigns four seats for the Olympics in Tokyo. Eleven have already snatched the ticket to the Olympics and five other nations will qualify in 2020 in the continental championships. Italy is among the countries that have not yet the place insured. The race course in the Hauraki Gulf is not easy and after the passage of a front race is never simple. Valga to prove the eleventh place of local Burling / Tuke champion, who accompanied a win with a modest (for them) eleventh place.

Best Italian crew, as expected, that composed of Crivelli and Togni, which, with a thirteenth and a ninth place are twenty-ninth position. Placement not enough to pass the cut qualifying, which promotes 25 teams to the finals (golden fleet) and then qualifying the top ten in the medal race on Sunday.

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It takes regularly and always stay in the top ten of its fleet. The qualifying races are 10 and there is always the worst result of the gap. At present there are seven chasing the qualifying nations before Italians: Netherlands, Poland, Australia, USA, UK, Ireland, Spain.

Far behind the other two blue teams: cinquantaquattresimi Ferrarese / Galati, sixtieths Plazzi / Horses.

Tomorrow we continue with the 49er and eventually it starts with 49erFX and Nacra 17.

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