The British sailors enjoyed a great second day at the Olympic Sailing Competition and lead both the 49er and Yngling fleets, whilst the USA top the Finn leaderboard.
The 49ers completed their first three races today with 2007 World Champions and last year's Test Event winners Stevie MORRISON
and Ben RHODES
holding the overall lead. They proved the most consistent team in a light 5-6 knot breeze, posting 4, 3, 5 scores to lie a point ahead of Italian brothers Pietro SIBELLO
and Gianfranco SIBELLO
, Sarah WEBB
and Pippa WILSON
extended their overall lead in the Yngling to seven points. In a stronger 8-9 knot breeze out on course area E they recovered from two average starts to score finishes of fourth and seventh. The Finnish team of Silja LEHTINEN
, Maria KLEMETZ
and Livia VARESMAA
have moved up to second overall ahead of the Dutch.
(USA) was the star of the show in the Finn fleet, with two second places moving him up into the overall lead. Ben AINSLIE
(GBR) continues to lie in second place after a great final run in race 4 gave him his second bullet of the opening series.
Full race reports to follow…
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