Sven COSTER and Kalle COSTER (NED) whittled away at MATSUNAGA and UENO's lead but didn't have enough runway left in the dying breeze to catch them.
Rounding out the top four boats behind the Japanese and Dutch teams were the consistent French and Americans, who are posting consistent finishes keeping them in the top half of the fleet.
Overall leaders and world #1 crew Nathan WILMOT and Malcolm PAGE (AUS) came in fifth to maintain their run of all single-digit finishes. They lead on 22 points, five ahead of Nicolas CHARBONNIER and Olivier BAUSSET (FRA), and 21 points ahead of third place Ãlvaro MARINHO and Miguel NUNES (POR). Athens silver medallists Nick ROGERS and Joe GLANFIELD (GBR) drop back to fourth following a "real shocker" 20th place finish today.
MATSUNAGA and UNEO and Javier CONTE and Juan DE LA FUENTE (ARG) each have 59 points and are in ninth and 10th places overall, respectively. There is a 10-point gap behind them and a lot of people will be willing to take some big risks to make it into the Medal Race.
The final three races of the Men's 470 Opening Series are scheduled for tomorrow.
Overal Results - click here