Gold Medals to be Decided
49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 and the RS:X windsurfer Medal Races will be live across World Sailing’s YouTube and Facebook from 12:00 local time on Saturday 2 February. Fleet racing for the remaining fleets starts at 10:30 local time.
Australia Versus the Punte Posse (Nacra 17)
Jason Waterhouse with Lisa Darmanin (AUS) battled sagely all we to pull into a nice lead in Miami half way through the final day of fleet racing. But the Brazilians Albrecht and Nicolino dug in to win the final two races setting up a showdown for the medal race. The Aussies are the silver medalists from Rio, training with an outstanding group of teams down under including, at times, the Outteridge siblings and 4th place from Rio Kiwis, Jones and Saunders, and are coached by multi Tornado World Champion, Darren Bundock. It’s no surprise they are in contention.
The team turning heads this week are the Brazilians. Albrecht sailed to a 10th place in Rio with a different crew, and then teamed up with Nicolino after the games. Nicolino has plenty of experience from the 49erFX, a Nacra 17 campaign, and Match Racing, but the way they have hung in all week to challenge for the lead is impressive… read on
Medalists Decided in Skiffs – Color To Be Determined
Alex Maloney with Molly Meech (NZL) gave up their lead after today’s first race, but then stormed back in the second and third race to retake the lead and now sit 12 points ahead of the rest heading into the medal race.
Charlotte Dobson with Saskia Tikey (GBR) rode yesterdays wave and pulled into first overall before slipping a bit back in races two and three. They now sit tied with the 2016 Gold medalists, Martine Grael with Kahena Kunze (BRA), for second, but remain in striking distance of the leaders with just the single race remaining… read on…
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