Olympic update

Olympic update

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Mens Laser – After 4 races NZL’s Sam Meech and Australia’s Tom Burton are in 3rd and 4th place.

“It was a good day I had great starts and went the right way most of the time so that was good,” 

When told he has climbed into 3rd place he said, “Fantastic, but its day two and it’s a long regatta so I can’t get too excited about it yet. Hopefully I’ll be in the same position on the last day and then I’ll be excited.”

“We’re racing on Copacabana outside and the forecast looks very strong, especially for that course so I’ll try and eat as much as I can tonight.”


“I had a better day today, we had a more consistent breeze and I got two good results which I’m happy with.  The second race was a little different and a late south westerly breeze kicked in so there were some gains to be made”.

“There were not too many tides today and I had two good starts.  The first one I was one of the first boats to tack right, and I found good speed going that way. The second start was probably better.  I was able to tack and cross all the boats to the right of me and just wound up left.  It was a bit tricky but I caught a few boats.

“I’m currently sitting fourth overall.  I felt more comfortable today, having got the first races out of the way.  I made a few major errors yesterday, it couldn’t have got much worse.  I didn’t feel I was sailing that well yesterday and today I did, so I’m pretty happy.”


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In the Womens Laser Radial Ash Stoddart has moved down the fleet but still has plenty of time to make up some places.

“It was really tight racing today, the lighter winds meant everyone was a lot closer.  It was really tricky and there were a few subtle shifts that I just missed out on”


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