Aquece Rio – Int'l Sailing Regatta - RS-X medal racers at the ready

2014 Aquece Rio - RS:X Fleet
ISAF ©
The first Medal Races will be held at the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 on Thursday 7 August with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X taking to the Pão de Açucar race track.

Eight races across both fleets have brought the ten racers to the closing stage. Charline Picon (FRA) has a solid lead in the Women’s fleet and should bring home gold whilst Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) has a narrow advantage of Byron Kokkalanis (GRE) in the Men’s RS:X

The Men’s RS:X will commence racing at 13:00 on the Pão de Açucar course with the Women’s following at 13:40.

Inside Guanabara Bay the breeze will blow from a south easterly direction at 5-10 knots. Outside of the Bay at 3-6 knot breeze will be present. The waves from the previous two days will slowly decrease but they are still present on the race tracks.

2014 Aquece Rio - Nacra 17 fleet
ISAF ©

Catch up on Wednesday’s news here.

All but one of the fleets will continue to play catch up after a day of racing was lost early on in the event. The schedule is as follows:

Event

Event Course/Start Time

Number of Races

Men’s 470

Copacabana / 13:00

3

Women’s 470

Copacabana / 13:10

3

49er

Escola Naval / 13:00

4

49erFX

Escola Naval / 14:00

4

Finn

Niterói / 13:00

2

Laser

Ponte / 13:00

3

Laser Radial

Ponte / 13:10

3

Nacra 17

Pão de Açucar / 14:30

4

Men’s RS:X

Pão de Açucar / 13:00

Medal Race

Women’s RS:X

Pão de Açucar / 13:40

Medal Race

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