The Ciudad de Santander Trophy, test event for the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships hit the halfway stage in the Men's and Women's 470 and Finn Class on Wednesday 11 September.
Five races in the Finn and Men's 470 have been completed with four down in the Women's fleet. For the Men's and Women's RS:X, Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX fleet it was their second day on the water.
The status of the third day saw a clear horizon free of clouds and permanent wind from the first hours of the morning.
With a slight delay for the race starts, all classes were able to sail and get racing going in a north easterly breeze with 6 knots of breeze.
Finn and Nacra 17
Situated in front of the beach of the Sardinero the multihull were able to complete three races, with British team Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond with holding the lead on five points. In second place the Austrian team Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank sit on six points tied with Great Britain's Rupert White and Nicola Boniface.
For the Finn class, they were able to celebrate 2 races, with no variations on the leader board. New Zealand's Josh Junior sits in first, with two points followed by Russia's Egor Terpigorev on four points and Spain's Alejandro Muscat on six points.
Men's and Women's 470
Luke Patience and Joe Glanfield lead the Men's 470 on seven points. In second place are Japan's Kazuto Doi and Kimihiko Imamura with 16 points followed by Finland's Joonas Lindgren and Niklas Lindgren on 19 points.
As for the Women's 470 it is being dominated by the Austrians Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar with four points after four races. In second place are the American team of Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha with seven points and in third place the Brits Sophie Wegelin and Eilidh McIntyre with 13 points.
Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe leads the Men's RS:X fleet with five points. In second place Frenchman Julien Bontemps has six points and Spain's Ivan Pastor has 11 points.
In the Women's RS:X Charline Picon leads Israel's Maayan Davidovich and Germany's Moana Delle.
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