The Olympic racing is really hotting up, as Sail for Gold kicked off on the 4th June in Weymouth. Sail for Gold is the Olympic warm up event and many of the top RS:X racers are taking part.
Light winds and a fair amount of rain have passed through Weymouth so far this week, but this has not deterred the racers. In the men’s fleet french man Julien BONTEMPS is currently leading, closely followed by British hope Nick DEMPSEY and German Toni WILHELM in third. Only four out of 11 races have been completed so far, and when a discard comes into play young Dutchman Dorian VAN RIJSSELBERGE will be right up in the mix too. Elliot CARNEY, Dempsey’s training partner and the man who was set to represent the UK after Dempsey, is also putting in a notable performance, being in 12th position at the end of the second day.
In the women’s fleet Bryony SHAW will also be thankful for the first discard, as she has had three brilliant results (3, 3, 5) but a DNF in race three is currently keeping her down in 12th position. The top spot is held by Zofia NOCETI-KLEPACKA, who is a long way ahead of second placed Marina ALABAU of Spain and Italian Alessandra SENSINI in third.
For full results and to follow the event head to the Sail for Gold website and Boards will of course keep you updated too.