Boards at the Olympics: Day Five

Bryony Shaw still has her sights on a top five finish after day seven of the Olympic Regatta at Weymouth and Portland today (Saturday 4 August).
Bryony Shaw racing yesterday. © Boards Magazine / Adam Duckworth

With two races of the RS:X women’s event to come – plus the final double points medal race – Shaw lies in seventh place overall, 16 points from a podium position with two races plus the double points medal race to follow.

It isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that the Beijing 2008 bronze medallist could still end up claiming silverware.
But Shaw, who scored seventh and fifth places from her two races on the spectator Nothe course today, insists she is just going to keep enjoying her racing and secure the best finish she can.
Shaw said: “I’m just going to keep sailing as I am. I think I’m sailing smart and giving it a 100%. The beginning of the week I made a few mistakes and obviously that dropped me out of the top three a bit but I’ll just keep chipping away and see how high I can get. It would be great to finish in the top five and just keep enjoying myself and just accept that that is the best I can get.
“The Nothe was great, I really enjoyed the racing; it was my first day on that course. We sailed over there, gave them a wave and I could hear them introducing me and it was great. It was gusty and shifty out there and I think I played the shifts really well. I guess it was my best day overall so I’m quite happy with that.”
The RS:X Women are scheduled to resume racing tomorrow (Sunday 5 August) at 12pm on the Portland Harbour course.

Interview and information from the RYA (Ed – as I was on still on boat reporting on the men’s racing as Bryony came through the interview zone!) check out more information and reports on all of the sailing classes on the RYA 2012 website here. 

Men’s results so far – and follow the mark rounding times here. 

Women’s results so far – and follow the mark rounding times here.