It was a dog eat dog day to decide the 470 European titles but it was celebrations for France as they secured the honours in both events. Australians Mat Belcher and Will Ryan took the men's open title.
The penultimate day of the PWA Catalunya World Cup proved to be a largely frustrating affair as winds of 5-13 knots teased the competitors for the duration of the afternoon - so despite several sailors checking the conditions - the wind never quite materialized enough to resume the racing.
Race day 5 at the 2013 470 European Championships determined the eight boats who will advance to Saturday's Medal Races. France continues to dominate at the top, with gold or silver guaranteed to the nation in both events.