All 2 weeks of the sailing Olympics itBoat maintains «logbook», telling about the main events and achievements of each day.
The crew of . Katja Skudina already on the fourth day of racing gained enough victories to reach
Tomorrow is a day off in class, the remaining flyts with French and New Zealand racers will be held on Saturday, but there won't be anything interesting there anymore. At least until
There's a saying on
match races: «You have to lose sooner or later anyway, so it's better to do it at the very beginning».
Yesterday, the men's 470 class battles took place in Weymouth water (the first starts for girls in the 470 class will be held only today). Alas, the Sheremetev brothers got off to a bad start:
But in... Finne Eduard Skornyakov occupied the
On the other hand, the audience was happy about an aggressive battle of probably the strongest and most titled Finn. Ben Ainslie.. Since the start of the Olympics he has never managed to win on the home waters - his best result was the second coming. Today Ben managed to win the seventh race which was so important for him. However, it was not enough to get him to the first place in the overall standings: Ben
Lasers (both men and women) were resting today, so there couldn't have been any changes there. Unfortunately for Russian fans, there were no visible changes in the RS:X class. Dmytro Polishchuk, previously in
We haven't paid attention to the classes where our drivers aren't competing so far. The situation is as follows. Stellar British crew is in the lead. Ian Percyand a nine-point lead over its nearest pursuer, the Brazilian Robert Scheidt. Together with Fredric Loof (Sweden) they make the top three, breaking away from the other drivers by a massive margin. In 49er class for a long time the crew from Australia was above competition. Nathan Outeridge. (Australia) has been consistently unbeatable, but yesterday he made a number of mistakes, while Stephen Morrison (Great Britain) who was in second place, came in second twice to sharply close the gap in points.
You can watch broadcasts of the sailing races (although without commentary) on Sportbox, the schedule of all races and results on the ISAF website, and a daily report on the Russian national team performances on the VFSwebsite.