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Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 European Championship 2019 - Day 3: GBR team report

by British Sailing Team Media 15 May 20:33 BST 13-19 May 2019
James Peters and Fynn Sterritt on day 3 of the Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra, European Championships © Nick Dempsey / RYA

The Headlines:

  • Final day of qualifying sees gold, silver and bronze fleets decided
  • 49er duo James Peters and Fynn Sterritt come out firing on day 3; a 1, 2, 3 shoots them up to seventh
  • Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell hold sixth with second win in ten races
  • Jack Hawkins and Chris Thomas third Brit 49er crew to make 25-boat gold fleet after winning redress
  • John Gimson and Anna Burnet (Nacra 17) post a 2, 2, 3 to solidify 2nd overall
  • All four British Nacra 17 crews make gold fleet cut
  • Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey four points off 49erFX leaders in second
  • Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth (49erFX) make gold fleet in 23rd
  • Three days of fleet racing now follow to decide Sunday's medal race top ten
  • Live broadcast begins tomorrow from 10.30am at www.britishsailingteam.com

What they said:

Fynn Sterritt, 31, Kingussie, Scotland (49er): "Today was a day where people weren't that consistent compared to the first couple of days of the regatta so hopefully we gained a few points on the leading bunch. It felt like we needed one of those days - and it's come at the right time. We got a little lucky but we were also sailing really fast, and we were set up nicely for the conditions. The boat was going really well and we were getting ourselves out of tight situations that make all the difference."

John Gimson, 36, Congleton, Cheshire (Nacra 17): "We had a pretty solid day today. We're pretty happy with the score. It's the end of qualifying today and our goal for qualifying was always to be in contention going into gold fleet, which I think we have. So far so good, but there's a long way to go."

Live show:

From May 16-19 a live show including coverage of the racing will be broadcast via the 49er class, Nacra 17 class and British Sailing Team's Youtube channels. The presenters are Genny Tulloch, Andy Rice and a daily guest host.

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