Day four of the 2017 World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain saw the Medal Race places decided for the Foiling Formula Kite Class
The Men's and Women's Skiff, Windsurfers, Mixed Multihull and Foiling Formula Kiteboarding all concluded their fleet racing and the top ten racers will now advance to Saturday's live Medal Races to fight to become the World Cup Final Champion in their respective fleets.
Friday's conditions served up exceptional conditions for the 260 sailors from 41 nations with a steady north east breeze in the region of 12-16 knots.
France's Nico Parlier has almost wrapped up gold before Saturdays three single couting medal races. He is 27 points clear of Guy Bridge (GBR). Only a disaster - not finishing any of the three races - could see Parlier lose his grasp on the gold medal.
Defending World Cup Series Final Champion Oliver Bridge occupies third overall.
Fourth placed Riccardo Leccese is only four points out of the podium. While Parlier should have secured Gold, places two to four are only seven points apart, with a total of 30 points up for grabs.
The forecast for the medal races is looking rather light which could create some upsets in the final rankings by the light wind specialists.
The medal races will be broadcasted LIVE at https://www.youtube.com/worldsailingtv
TOP 5 after 12 qualifying series and 12 final series races (4 discards)
1. Nicolas Parlier (FRA) - 20 pts
2. Guy Bridge (GBR) - 47 pts
3. Oliver Bridge (GBR) - 50 pts
4. Riccardo Leccese (ITA) - 54 pts
5. Denis Taradin (RUS) - 70 pts
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