British sailors really had a memorable and enjoyable day at the Rio sailing Olympics on Thursday. The day when Finns and 470s were battling in big waves on offshore course, result from the previous day put Team GBR sailors into five sailing medal positions. The 49er along with 49er FX classes are yet to begin and racing for them to compete.
World Sailing commented on the extremes of flat water along with shifty conditions on inshore by stating the fact that this regatta is testing each and every extreme of the ability of a sailor. Some of them argue regarding the fact what Olympic competition must be. The performance of Giles Scott in the Finn Class was really a highlighting one.
He was finally successful in winning the final race of the day within a 12-point lead. Scott commented by stating that the important thing to remember is that each and everybody has achieved big scores. According to him there is hardly any person who has remained massively consistent.
Hence it can be easily made out that it is necessary to fight for each and every position regardless of where you find yourself. There remains a long way to go ahead in this regatta which is going to be a bit tough – all those days working hard out on the waves on Croatian yacht charters will pay off eventually. There was a round-up of racing the previous day, which resumed recently by the evening standard time of Brazil. Classes scheduled to contest 13 race series included RS: Xs, 49erFX, 49er and Nacra classes along with other five classes of 11 races in each case.
Defending Olympic Champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie sailed through an excellent day and met their goal for some of the toughest conditions that have never been experienced. Even after the wind and waves were big, the regatta was still a funny one. It was nothing more than more of a contrast to all fluky stuff from the previous day.