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MORNING UPDATE - SUNDAY 17 JANUARY

17 January 2016

Welcome to Day 7 and the final day of the 470 African Championships and Olympic Qualification event. Fleet racing is complete, and the Medal Race starts at 13h00 today.

The Medal Race will be a 25-minute race, with competitors earning double points, so it will be sailed hard and fast. Any protests will be handled by the Jurors on the water and final decisions will be made there and then.

Programme for the Day:

11h00 Meeting with 470 Sailors for the Medal Race

11h30 Equipment Inspection for the Medal Race

13h00 Warning Signal for Start of Medal Race

17h00 Prize Giving & Closing:

Welcome by Bev le Sueur, Chairperson of SA Sailing Western Cape

Address by Philip Baum, President of South African Sailing

Address by Mrs Anroux Marais, Member of the Executive Committee of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape

Prize Giving

Vote of Thanks by Saths Moodley, National Councillor of South African Sailing

Results after Race 10:

1. Asenathi Jim & Roger Hudson (RSA 1) - 15 pts

2. Sibusiso Sizatu & Alex Burger (RSA 11) - 17 pts

3. Brevan Thompson & Alexander Ham (RSA 12) - 27 pts

4. Taariq Jacobs & Joshua Rubenstein (RSA 111) - 39 pts

5. Ricky Robinson & Brennan Robinson (RSA 8) - 41 pts

6. Matias Montinho & Paixao Afonso (ANG 1) - 47 pts

7. Ryan Barnardo & Daniel Spratley (RSA 13) - 59 pts

8. Francisco Artur & Edivaldo Torres (ANG 2) - 72 pts

9. Sabatha Gayeka & Alex Lehtinen (RSA 10) - 85 pts

10. Hakim Djoulah & Samir Ksouri (ALG 8) - 99 pts

Results: http://2016africans.470.org/uploaded_files/Document_2871_20160116151153_en.pdf

Photographs of yesterday's racing courtesy of Championship photographer Trevor Wilkins are at: https://picasaweb.google.com/117086593120942909819/470GoPro4?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Media:

Trevor Wilkins is the appointed photographer and can be contacted at wilkins@gem.co.za

High resolution images will be available on request.

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