Boards at the Olympics: Day Five

There was some drama in the second women’s race, as confusion over the number of laps crept in.

Canada, Finland, Great Britain and possibly another one or two of the racers came through the bottom gate, through the finish then set off upwind to do another lap. We are still not sure if this was for practice or if they thought they had to do another lap, but it sent confusion down through the fleet. These sailors did one more full lap and finished again, but as they went through the finish correctly the first time this result for them stands. Poland however, came through the bottom gate and went through the finish incorrectly on the first time, she also completed one further lap and after one more lap went through the finish line the correct way and marked a finish.

We will clarify the situation yet further when we can and receive more information on the matter.

Coming up later, a few words from Dorian after another dominant day on the water and a full interview with Nick, who now sits in second place going into the final full day of racing.

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

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

Women's start

With day four as a lay day, all competitors are now rested and ready for another two more days of full fleet racing, before the medal race on Tuesday.

The women are due to start at 12.00 today, on the Nothe course, so fingers crossed this will be televised! Their two races will then be followed by two from the men on the Portland Harbour course.

We are being treated to a little sunshine this morning in Weymouth, winds are looking a little lighter than on previous days too. Boards will of course keep you updated on all of the racing right here, so stay tuned!



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