Team GB sailor Allan Smith sailed his best day of the event so far yesterday; scoring a fourth and an eighth place
Just one class, the 2.4mR, competed at the Paralympics on the Saronic Gulf yesterday while the Sonar class sailors enjoyed a day of rest.
The conditions were kind and although there was a delay waiting for the wind to come in, the sea breeze eventually emerged and provided steady winds which reached 12 knots and allowed a further two races to take place.
Team GB sailor Allan Smith sailed his best day of the event so far; scoring a fourth and an eighth place he has maintained his position of eighth place overall in the 16-boat fleet.
Smith said: “We had some really good racing today and I felt that I sailed pretty well. It is such a competitive fleet but I was up there today, although I didn’t manage to move up the scoreboard as there were a number of people that sailed better days.” He continued, “I will just have to keep doing what I have been doing for the remaining three races, the opposition is really tough but I will just have to go out and sail the best I can.”
The strength of the competition in the class in evident as, at the end of day four, there is a new event leader in the form of Frenchman Damien Seguin who has a small one point lead over Thomas Brown of America.
Today will see both the Sonar and 2.4mR classes in action as they race their penultimate day of the event.
Results (day four)
1, Dror Cohen/Arnon Efrati/Benni Vexler, ISR (1,(DSQ),4,1,4,4) 14 pts
2, Jens Kroker/Peter Reighl/Olaf Jacobs, GER ((9),8,2,2,3,1) 16 pts
3, Udo Hessels/Macel Van De Veen/Mischa Rossen, NED ((6),4,5,4,2,3) 18 pts
6, John Robertson/Stephen Thomas/Hannah Stodel (11,2,9,(OCS),1,10) 33 pts
1, Damien Seguin, FRA (1,1,4,5,1,(7)) 12 pts
2, Thomas Brown, USA (4,2,1,1,5,(6)) 13 pts
3, Thierry Schmitter, NED (3,3,2,(6),3,5) 16 pts
8, Allan Smith (9,(10),7,7,4,8) 35 pts