The gold and silver fleets were first off the beach in the morning to what looked to be a light air day, but with building wind and waves creating challenging conditions. The Race Committee on the gold course made the cautious move to shift the course closer to the shore, which actually gave more stable wind and waves to the fleet.
The silver fleet is currently led by Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel of Germany, with the bronze fleet still on the water at press time.
Racing for the finals continues on Friday with the Medal Race on Saturday.
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