Nimrod Mashiah dropped to second place at the World Sailing Championships after unstable weather allowed for only one race in the men's RS:X competition.
The winds shifted from light to as much as 16 knots and later became completely calm. Mashiah finished fourth, while Dutch sailor Dorian van Rijsselberghe won the race to take the top spot. Both men have six points, but the Dutchman won three races to Mashiah's two.
Shahar Zubari finished fifth in the fifth race and moved up to 17th in the overall rankings.
There will be three races today: one to finish the preliminaries and two finals.
Among the Israelis, Gil Cohen and Vered Buskila advanced the most spots, winning the fifth race of the women's 470 and placing eighth in the sixth race, thereby moving up to fourth in the overall rankings. Today is a day off for the 470 races.
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