Competitors in the three Paralympic classes of sailboats in ISAF World Cup Miami presented by Sunbrella hold their final races Friday on Biscayne Bay.
Medals will be awarded Friday afternoon to the top three finishers in the single-handed 2.4mR class, the double-handed SKUD-18 and the triple-handed Sonar — all for disabled sailors.
After seven races in 2.4mRs, Norway’s Bjomar Erikstad leads the 29-boat fleet. The top two Americans are John Ruf of Pewaukee, Wisconsin in ninth place, followed by Miami’s Daniel Evans in tenth.
In SKUD-18s, the Australian team of Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesel Tesch are on top of the eight-boat fleet.
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In the 10-boat Sonar class, Norway leaders Aleksander Wang-Hansen, Per Eugen Kristiansen and Marie Solberg hold a one-point edge over the U.S. team of Alphonsus Doerr of Clifton, N.J. and teammates Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund.
Meanwhile, sailors in the ten Olympic classes will go all out to score a top-ten finish, which earns them a berth in Saturday’s final medal round.