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21 August 2014, 03:53 am
Rigged And Ready Despite Light Wind Predicted
Sailors at the ready
Sailors at the ready

2014 Youth Olympic Games
Nanjing, China

The reserve day is being utilised at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Sailing Competition in a bid to catch up on lost races.
Light winds on the first three days of competition has resulted in the Byte CII fleets being one race behind their schedule with the Techno 293 fleets two races behind.

Racing is set to commence at 11:00 local time, if the wind plays ball, with the above races planned. The Byte CII fleets will take to Race Area A first with the Techno 293 fleets following upon the dinghies completing their single race.

The forecast doesn't look good for the day ahead with 3-4 knots from a northern direction predicted. It will be a challenge for the hard working race committees but the sailors are rigged and ready if the breeze fills in.

As it stands China's Linli Wu tops the billing in the Girl's Techno 293 with Russia's Maxim Tokarev atop of the pack in the boy's division.

In the Boy's Byte CII fleet Bernie Chin has a narrow advantage over Brazil's Pedro Correa with Odile Van Aanholt (NED) still in control in the Girl's Byte CII.

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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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