For the Laser, Laser Radial, Finn and Yngling fleets, racing further out from the shore there was a delay of just over two hours before racing got underway as the wind was shifting significantly in both direction and speed. Following the delay, the fleets completed just one of their two scheduled races, so their series have been rescheduled to utilise their reserve days (click here for the amended race schedule) In the Laser, Italy's Diego ROMERO seized the overall lead as Andrew MURDOCH (NZL) fell from first to 13th overall after a 40th place finish. ROMERO's fifth place in today's race, won by Andrew CAMPBELL (USA), puts him two points ahead of Gustavo LIMA (POR).
There was more good news for the American team in the Laser Radial fleet. World #1 Anna TUNNICLIFFE (USA) posted another solid finish of sixth to maintain the overall lead. Penny CLARK (GBR) won today's race to move up to fifth overall with an up and down scorecard of 2, 22, 1.
In the Yngling fleet, the Americans recorded another victory, but the big winners of the day were the British team of Sarah AYTON, Sarah WEBB and Pippa WILSON who extended their overall advantage on the Dutch with a second place finish. Ben AINSLIE (GBR) also extended his overall lead in the Finn fleet. The double gold medallist and reigning Olympic Champion finished second in race 7 of the Finn Opening Series, five places ahead of his closest rival Zach RAILEY (USA).
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