Patience required for Finn fleet on second day in Hyeres

Patience and tenacity were necessary traits on the second day of the World Cup Series in Hyères on Wednesday as further light winds gave the 40 Finn sailors a lot to think about. Jonathan Lobert, from France continues to lead the fleet, with The Netherlands’ Nicholas Heiner up to second while Brazil’s Jorge Zarif drops one place to third.

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Jonathan Lobert makes best of gentle start in Hyeres

France’s Jonathan Lobert made the best of the light winds on the first day of the World Cup Series in Hyères on Tuesday to take the early lead in the 40 boat Finn fleet from Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Ioannis Mitakis, from Greece. The race wins went to Nicholas Heiner, from the Netherlands, and Zarif.

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Giles Scott seals Palma Finn win, four-way fight for other medals

Olympic champion Giles Scott has done enough to win the Finn Class at the 49 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Iberostar with a day to spare after another tricky day on the Bay of Palma left him with a 29-point lead, with just the medal race to sail. The Netherland’s Nicholas Heiner is guaranteed a medal, but will fight for silver with New Zealand’s Andy Maloney, who has an almost safe points lead to take a medal.

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Scandinavians win races, but Scott extends after fourth day for Finns in Palma

Though he has yet to win a race, consistency is paying off for Giles Scott as he takes a 37-point lead in the Finn fleet after the fourth day of the 49 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Iberostar in Palma. The Netherlands’ Nicholas Heiner is up to second while previous regatta leader, Nils Theuninck, from Switzerland, moved back up to third. The races wins on Thursday went to Norway’s Anders Pedersen and Sweden’s Max Salminen.

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