10 mag 2021
2021 Porto Finn Gold Cup
The 2021 Porto Finn Gold Cup started today with light to medium winds and a constant change in the top place of the podium in the 3 races sailed.
Luke Muller, American representative at the next Olympic Games, won the first race, followed by the Swiss sailor Nils Theuninck and current world class champion Andy Maloney from New Zealand.
The second race of the day was dominated almost entirely by Spanish sailors. Joan Cardona came in first, with New Zealander Andy Maloney coming in in second position, ahead of another Spanish sailor, Alejandro Muscat.
Hungarian sailor and European champion Zsombor Berecz won the last race of the day, leaving Spaniard Joan Cardona and Argentine Facundo Olezza in 2nd and 3rd positions.
With 52 sailors registered in a total of 31 countries, the 2021 Porto Finn Gold Cup runs until Wednesday 12 May and brings to Porto, Portugal the attraction of deciding the new world champion of the class and the last two countries to qualify for the Olympics.
Tomorrow, racing is predicted to start at 10:30 with a forecast of stronger winds and big waves.
Poor wind conditions cancel races on the 3rd day of the 2021 Porto Finn Gold Cup
The Atlantic storm that affected Portugal in the last hours forced the cancellation, for the second consecutive day, of the "2021 Porto Finn Gold Cup".
The sailors waited for several hours at sea, but unfavorable wind conditions did not allow the 3 races scheduled for the day.
The local authorities imposed a return period at 3:30 pm on land due to concerns that the strong ebbing tide could further worsen the conditions of entry into the harbor. Therefore at 2:30 pm, despite having some good wind at sea, the decision to abandon the third day of racing was taken.
With 3 races held on Saturday, it is expected that weather conditions will improve for tomorrow, thus giving continuity to this world championship of the Finn Class.