Brazil's Olympic 49er FX champs Grael and Kunze

The famed port city of Genoa in northwest Italy is the site for the third World Sailing World Cup event of the 2018-19, including eight Olympic classes (no windsurfing), running through Sunday. The medal races will come on the weekend:

20 April: 49er, 49er FX, Nacra 17
21 April: Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 470

The fields are quite large in many of the classes, with a total of 437 entries. Among the 700-plus sailors are 22 medalists from the 2016 Olympic Games or 2018 World Championships:

Men

Laser (111 entries):
● Tonci Stipanovic (CRO) ~ 2016 Olympic silver medalist
● Pavlos Kontides (CYP) ~ 2018 World Champion

Finn (20):
● None

470 (44):
● Matthew Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) ~ 2016 Olympic silver
● Panagiotis Mantis/Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) ~ 2016 Olympic bronze
● Kevin Peponnet/Jeremie Mion (FRA) ~ 2018 World Champion
● Jordi Xammar Hernandez/Nicolas Rodriguez Garcia-Paz (ESP) ~ 2018 Worlds bronze

49er (65):
● Peter Burling/Blair Tuke (NZL) ~ 2016 Olympic Champions
● Sime Fantela/Mihovil Fantela (CRO) ~ 2018 World Champions
● Mathieu Frei/Noe Delpech (FRA) ~ 2018 Worlds silver
● Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf (GER) ~ 2018 Worlds bronze

Women

Laser Radial (67):
● Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) ~ 2016 Olympic bronze; 2018 Worlds bronze

470 (35):
● Camille Lecointre/Aloise Retornaz (FRA) ~ Lecointre: 2016 Olympic bronze
● Ai Kondo Yoshida/Miho Yoshioka (JPN) ~ 2018 World Champions
● Silvia Mas Depares/Patricia Cantero Reina (ESP) ~ 2018 Worlds silver

49er FX (50):
● Martine Grael/Kahena Kunze (BRA) ~ 2016 Olympic Champions
● Alex Maloney/Molly Meech (NZL) ~ 2016 Olympic silvers
● Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz (NED) ~ 2018 World Champions
● Tanja Frank/Lorena Albicht (AUT) ~ 2018 Worlds silvers
● Sophie Weguelin/Sophie Ainsworth (GBR) ~ 2018 Worlds bronzes

Mixed

Nacra 17 (45):
● Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza Saroli (ARG) ~ 2016 Olympic gold; 2018 Worlds bronzes
● Thomas Zajac/Barbara Matz (AUT) ~ Zajac: 2016 Olympic bronze
● Ruggero Tita/Caterina Banti (ITA) ~ 2018 World Champions

Look for results here. The World Cup series will conclude in June with the World Cup Final in Marseille (FRA).