7.25am. Saturday, August 16th. Star Class Race Two finished. Race Eight Men’s 470 finished. Race Five Laser Radial finished.
Peter O’Leary and Stephen Milne are lying 9th overall after two races. Racing commenced in 7kts, dropped to 6kts and finally finished in 5kts. In Race Two they finished in 12th place having fought back from 15th and finishing with World Champion Robert Scheidt only one place ahead of them. Current Leaders Sweden followed by Croatia and USA.
In the Men’s 470 Class Race Eight Ger Owens and Phil Lawton finished 15th and now lie 16th overall which indicates they appear at the moment to be slipping away from their target of getting into the Medal Race. Current leaders Australia followed by France and Italy At the time of writing Race Nine is under way.
In the Laser Radial Class Ciara Peelo fnished Race Five in 13th position and currently lies 15th overall.
The Finn Medal Race is postponed at time of writing.
After three races in the Star Class Peter O’Leary and Stephen Milne are now lying in 9th position overall having finished Race Three in an excellent 7th position. This is a steady as she goes comfortable position for them at the moment. It is incredible to see their names up there given the strength of the competition in this the most competitive of all classes amongst all the Olympic Medalists and World Champions. They are by far the youngest team in the fleet. Once again the wind to-day is very light, where wind strength of 15 kts had been predicted by some sources with others giving 10-20kts, they in fact sailed in 7kts dropping to 5kts. Races Four, Five and Six for the Star Class are now scheduled for Sunday, August 17th.
In the Men’s 470 Ger Owens and Phil Lawton have finished 13th overall in Race 9 and 24th in Race Ten leaving them in 16th position overall. They will be disappointed with their overall showing but can be justly proud of their magnificent two first placings. They have now completed this event and the Medal Race is scheduled for Monday, August 18th.
Laser Radial: In Race Five Ciara Peelo finished 13th and lies 14th overall after discard. Race Six for this class is postponed.
At the time of writing the Finn Medal Race is still postponed. Timothy Goodbody has now completed his event finishing in 21st place overall.