Four way fight for Finn gold in Hyéres medal race clincher

It has been tight racing in light winds all week, but on the final day of the opening series for Finns at the 2018 World Cup Series in Hyères, the light winds were just too much. One race was ambitiously attempted but abandoned just after the first mark. This leaves the top ten as it was Friday. Nicholas Heiner from the Netherlands will take a four point lead into Sunday’s medal race from Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Turkey’s Alican Kaynar. Ondrej Teply, from the Czech Republic is 10 points back and 16 points behind Heiner. Gold will go to one of these four.

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Heiner moves top after sunset sail for Finns on third day in Hyeres

After waiting ashore all day in the sweltering heat on the third day of the World Cup Series in Hyères on Thursday, the Finn fleet finally enjoyed two late sundowner races and returned to shore in the early evening. Nicholas Heiner, from the Netherlands, takes a one-point lead at the top from Brazil’s Jorge Zarif and Turkey’s Alican Kaynar. The race wins went to Croatia’s Josip Olujic and Heiner.

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Patience required for Finn fleet on second day in Hyeres

Patience and tenacity were necessary traits on the second day of the World Cup Series in Hyères on Wednesday as further light winds gave the 40 Finn sailors a lot to think about. Jonathan Lobert, from France continues to lead the fleet, with The Netherlands’ Nicholas Heiner up to second while Brazil’s Jorge Zarif drops one place to third.

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