It’s neck and neck at the top of the 49er scoreboard with three teams – Great Britain, Spain, and New Zealand. Will Pete Burling and Blair Tuke or Diego Botín and Iago López Marra be able to claim the gold bibs from Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell on the Medal Race? Germany is just 8 points further back in fourth overall.
The 49er Men took place at Enoshima Course, Tokyo, Japan, and the weather is mostly sunny with no chance of a thunderstorm, and the race area surface wind less than 6kt, SSE-SSW 6kt from 11LT, S-SSW 7-8kt from 12LT, SSW-SW 7-8kt from 14LT, SSW-SW 6-7kt from 16LT, Less than 5kt from 18LT with gradient winds of NE 5kt → SE 5kt.
Between now and then, it’s looking like a light-wind day across the race courses. The innermost course, called Enoshima, is where the Medal Races will be contested and it can be very tricky waters, often with a backwash off the shore making for a confused sea state.
Here are the top 10 overall results for 49er Men Class as of July 31, 2021
1st Great Britain Dylan Fletcher/Stuart Bithell
2nd Spain Diego Botin Le Chever/Iago Lopez Marra
3rd New Zealand Peter Burling/Blair Tuke
4th Germany Erik Heil/Thomas Ploessel
5th Denmark Jonas Warrer/Jakob Precht Jensen
6th Portugal Jorge Lima/Jose Costa
7th Netherlands Bart Lambriex/Pim Van Vugt
8th Croatia Sime Fantela/Mihovil Fantela
9th Poland Lukasz Przybytek/Pawel Kolodzinski
10th Austria Benjamin Bildstein/David Hussl