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20 August 2014, 03:25 am
Breeze In, YOG Racing On
On the lookout for breeze
On the lookout for breeze

2014 Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing, China

The strongest breeze of the competition thus far is expected for the third day of competition on Lake Jinniu with up to eight knots of breeze on the menu.
Racing is all set to commence at 11:00 local time with all fleets taking to the water well in advance of the scheduled race start time to hone in their technique. The north easterly breeze will vary between 6-8 knots making for a great day of race action.

The Girl's Techno 293 will commence racing at 11:00 local time on Race Area A and will sail two races. The Boy's Techno 293 will follow afterwards racing two races. The Girl's will return to the water for a third and final race with the boy's sailing a third shortly afterwards.

Byte CII racing is scheduled to commence racing on Area B at 11:00 local time if there is adequate breeze. However if the breeze does not fill in then the fleets will sail after the Techno 293 on Area A.

With racing behind schedule the fleets are catching up and Thursday's reserve day will be used to catch up on racing.

At the early stages of the event Pedro Correa (BRA) and Odile van Aanholt (NED) top the bill in the one-person dinghy fleets and Francisco Saubidet Birkner (ARG) and Lucie Pianazza (FRA) are ahead in the windsurfers.

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About The Youth Olympic Games

The Youth Olympic Games brings 28 sports together in a unique multi-sport event for young athletes who are given a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in high-level sporting competitions while also engaging in a Culture and Education Programme (CEP) focused on the Olympic spirit and Olympic values, skill development, well-being and healthy lifestyle, social responsibility and expression through digital media.

At the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010, Ian Barrows (ISV) and Lara Vadlau (AUT) won gold on the Boys and Girls One Person Dinghy, Byte CII, whilst Mayan Rafic (ISR) and Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam (THA) took the honours in the Boys and Girls Windsurfer, Techno 293.

The same classes will be on show at the sailing event at Nanjing 2014 and will bring 100 of the finest young sailors, aged 15-16, together on Nanjing's Jinniu Lake.

For each of the four sailing events, there are seven Youth Olympic Qualification Events (YOQE). Competitors qualify their National Olympic Committee (NOC) at a YOQE, and the NOC will then select its competitor for that event by the 8 July 2014 deadline.

The seven YOQE for each event are made up of a World Championship and six Continental Qualification Events. At the Continental Qualification Events only nations within that continent will be eligible for YOG Qualification.

Full details of the qualification system including the continental quotas in English and French are available in the full qualification system document here.

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