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7 August 2014, 02:59 pm
RS:X Medal Racers At The Ready
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Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men's and Women's RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track.
Eight races across both fleets have brought the ten racers to the closing stage. Charline Picon (FRA) has a solid lead in the Women's fleet and should bring home gold whilst Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) has a narrow advantage of Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) in the Men's RS:X

The Men's RS:X will commence racing at 13:00 on the Pão de Açucar course with the Women's following at 13:40.

Inside Guanabara Bay the breeze will blow from a south easterly direction at 5-10 knots. Outside of the Bay at 3-6 knot breeze will be present. The waves from the previous two days will slowly decrease but they are still present on the race tracks.

Catch up on Wednesday's news here www.sailing.org/news/38331.php

All but one of the fleets will continue to play catch up after a day of racing was lost early on in the event. The schedule is as follows:
Event Event Course/Start Time Number of Races
Men's 470 Copacabana / 13:00 3
Women's 470 Copacabana / 13:10 3
49er Escola Naval / 13:00 4
49erFX Escola Naval / 14:00 4
Finn Niterói / 13:00 2
Laser Ponte / 13:00 3
Laser Radial Ponte / 13:10 3
Nacra 17 Pão de Açucar / 14:30 4
Men's RS:X Pão de Açucar / 13:00 Medal Race
Women's RS:X Pão de Açucar / 13:40 Medal Race


Media coverage and results from the Aquece Rio will be delivered by the Rio 2016 team and ISAF through www.aquecerio.com/en/competicoes.php and http://www.sailing.org/2014-test-event.php

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