by Daniel Smith
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.
2014 Aquece Rio - RS:X Fleet
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
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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