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36th Student Yachting World Cup at La Rochelle - Day 3

by Icarus Sailing Media 6 Nov 2016 18:54 GMT 2-7 November 2016
Day 3 of the 36th Student Yachting World Cup at La Rochelle © Icarus

Team USA takes the lead

Tiredness slowly settled in after the demanding first few days of competition. The night race of the second day added even more strain to the crews, who quickly realized that perseverance would be as needed as raw skills to win the races from now on.

Three open sea races and one coastal race were run on this third day, just a stone's throw away from the renowned Fort Boyard. The last one allowed competitors to win points for the special Trophy of our sponsor AGPM. Despite a tight competition, the USA Team won every race one after another and took the lead on the provisional ranking.

Unfortunately, the Japanese Team had to forfeit in the middle of the day due to an accident. The crew member was quickly taken to the closest hospital and got out in the next morning.

The day ended up with a Karaoke where the Loughborough Team made a remarkable performance of "Let it go".

Results after Day 3:

1st California Maritime Academy (USA) 20pts
2nd Southampton University (UK) 23pts
3rd Cork Institute of Technology (Ireland) 26pts
4th Queen's University (Canada) 26pts
5th EPFL (Switzerland) 35pts
6th Loughborough (UK) 36pts
7th Strathclyde University (Scotland) 54pts
8th Kobe University (Japan) 67pts

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