A nail biting conclusion to the preceding five days of racing came down to the medal races at the 2017 470 World Championship in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Leaderboard shuffles in a packed 3-race day for the gold fleet saw teams make the top–ten cut to the Medal Race, only to lose it in the next race, as the men’s and women’s fleets featured significant changes in finishing order.
When the thermal breeze kicks in, it usually does so with certainty, but all change today as when the wind filled in the window for racing was shorter than usual, forcing the Race Committee to abandon race 9 for the men and women gold fleets.
Five qualification races is what it takes to advance to gold fleet and retain a shot at claiming a place in the top 10 Medal Race come Saturday.
The final series for the 470 Men and Women got underway today off Thessaloniki, Greece with two races for each of the men and women gold and silver fleets.