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Thursday, January 23, 2020
Smith & Evans Both Fall Down World Cup Leaderboards

Benn Smith
Through four days of action-packed racing on Biscayne Bay, the athletes competing at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami have experienced a vast array of conditions.

Cold temperatures, wind chill, rain, strong breeze, and more typical South Florida conditions have challenged the 182 sailors from 45 nations including Bermuda pair Benn Smith and Rockal Evans.

American Caleb Paine won his fourth race of the regatta in Race 7 of the Finn Class that includes Evans. Paine was third in Race 8 and leads by 17 points over Luke Muller from the United States of America, Oisin McClelland of Ireland is in third.

Evans fell down the leader board and is in 9th place, Evans in the first race was Disqualification under rule 30.3, Evans would then finish 11th in the Second Race of the day to come off the water with 52 Net Points.

Hugh Macrae of Canada won the only Laser race of the day and has placed in the top two of the last couple races of the regatta. Argentina's Francisco Guaragna Rigonat came second and continues to lead the pack through seven races.

Smith fell two more spots from his starting position, as he came off the water in 15th place in the Laser Class.

Smith finished the First and only Race of the day in 15th on 95 Net Points.
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