The RS:X fleets got off to an early start today to make the most of the breezier conditions in the morning. The first race began in full planing conditions with strong westerly of 20 knots, whilst race 9 was held in more margin planing conditions, with the wind around 8-13 knots. Tom ASHLEY (NZL), who posted scores of 6, 8, today, said from now on in he was going to have to be very watchful of his rivals, "The points are really close at the top of our fleet, so I have to watch my opponents and select my sailing lanes carefully," he said.
BONTEMPS said he was "having fun" and ready to fight for a medal.
Others in contention for a medal at this stage include Shahar ZUBARI (ISR) whose light wind superiority had him in the regatta lead until two days ago. Ricardo SANTOS (BRA) is fifth.
Tomorrow the Men's fleet will sail the final race of Opening Series from which the top ten will go through to the Medal Race on Wednesday.
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