Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens of the Netherlands lead the 49erFX event at the Sailing World Cup in Genoa ©World Sailing

Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens of the Netherlands won three 49erFX races today to lead at the Sailing World Cup in Genoa.

The victories gave the pair eight points, putting them ahead of Sweden's Klara Wester and Rebecca Netzler on 11 points in the standings. 

Another Swedish duo, Julia Gross and Hanna Klinga, are third on 17.

Fleeting winds in the competition so far meant organisers used today to catch up on postponed races. 

The 49er yellow fleet contested four races, while the blue fleet competed in three.

With each fleet now completing five races, the scores were combined to give world champions Sime and Mihovil Fantela of Croatia the lead.

Spain's Diego Botin and Iago Lopez Marra are second, while Australian brothers David and Lachy Gilmour are third.

The top 33 racers will participate in the gold fleet race tomorrow, with the top 10 from that event progressing to Saturday's (April 20) medal races.

Three races took place in the finn event after a two-day wait ashore for a breeze. 

Finland's Oskari Muhonen came out on top, taking the lead ahead of Brazil's Jorge Zarif and Spain's Alex Muscat.

One race was completed in the both the men and women's 470.

Austria's Nikolaus Kampelmühler and Thomas Czajka were the victors in the men's event, while Israel's Gil Cohen and Nao Lasry won the women's.

The competition will continue in Genoa tomorrow.