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23 August 2014, 04:03 am
Final Day Waiting Game
Playing the waiting game
Playing the waiting game

2014 Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing, China

The final day of the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition will be a waiting game for the 101 sailors from 62 nations with little breeze on Jinniu Lake.
The Opening Series has concluded and a non discardable, single race for all fleets will bring the YOG Sailing Competition to a close. At 11:00 local time the fleets were under postponement with minimal breeze on Race Area A, where the final races will be sailed.

Predictions show around 4 knots of north eastern breeze on Lake Jinniu but that's far from the case with the water resembling a pane of glass.

If racing commences the Girl's Byte CII fleet will be up first followed by the Boy's Byte CII, Boy's Techno 293 and Girl's Techno 293.

Gold, silver and bronze are to be decided in the Girl's and Boy's Byte CII and Techno 293 and if no racing is possible on Saturday 23 August then Sunday 24 August will be used to complete the racing. The forecast for Sunday looks promising with 3-7 knots of south east breeze on the cards with moderate to heavy rain.

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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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