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Klingler Duo Competes in Final 3 Races on Day 5

Photo courtesy of Richard Langdon/Sailing Energy/World Sailing
Photo courtesy of Richard Langdon/Sailing Energy/World Sailing

After being blown out on day 4 of racing, the race committee was eager to get off another 3 races. Day 5 marks the final day of racing before the top ten advance to the medal round.

With breezy conditions from the east at 15 to 20 knots with gusts reaching the low 30s, this was largely a long day of endurance and stamina. Although the Klingler sisters are not at the top of the pack, the fact that they can hang within reach of the top half of the fleet after just getting started in the 470 this fall is impressive. The duo will take away many valuable lessons away from this event. Although they are currently not campaigning for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, another quad could be possible.

Although the Klingler sisters did not advance to the medal round, finishing 30th out of 33 teams, they ended the event on a high note with a 17th in the second to last race. They were not out of reach of many of the teams campaigning for the games full time, with Olympic hopefuls Atlantic Brugman/Nora-Lucia Brugman and Nikole Barnes/Caroline Atwood finishing the event in 24th and 27th respectively. With not a single American team qualifying for the medal round, there is much work to be done by the United States in the Women's 470 class.

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Report filed by KB Knapp '18, Yale Sports Publicity