A summary of how the Brits got on today and how they lie overall
Tricky day starting off light and then building to a more challenging 20 knots later in the afternoon.
470 Men – Currently 1st overall
Nick Rogers & Jo Glanfield – Had a tricky start to the first race rounding the first weather mark 22 but pulled back to 9th at the end. Second race worked hard n strong breeze to score 4th.
Yngling – Currently 1st overall
Shirley Robertson and her crew – Enjoyed the more boisterous conditions today scoring a double whammy, a 1st in both races.
Finn – Currently 8th overall
Ben Ainslie – Out to prove a point and put yesterday’s desperate start behind him Ainslie won the first race (after two previous races had been abandoned) and went on to win the second as well in a tight race.
470 Women – Currently 9th overall
Christina Bassadone & Katherine Hopson – A bitter sweet day with a 15th in the first race but a well managed 4th in conditions that saw many others struggle.
Laser – Currently 7th overall
Paul Goodison – First day of the Olympics clawed his way back from a bad start to 13th in the first race then drove the message home with a 3rd in the second race.
Europe – Currently 19th overall
Laura Baldwin – First day out scored a 21st in the first race and 15th in the second.
Men’s Windsurfer – Currently 17th overall
Nick Dempsey – First day out scored a 19th in the first race and a 12th in the second
Women’s Windsurfer – Currently 13th overall
Natasha Sturges – First day out scored a 16th in the first race and a 10th in the second
You can follow the racing online at www.gbrsailing.org.uk GBR Sailing where you will get live updates from the dinghy park and the results as they come in, as well as all the gossip from the Team GB camp. You can also leave messages of support for the team and your comments on the racing.
You will also be able to view the sailing on the BBC today. Interactive 2 will show live coverage from 13 00 (BST) of the 470 course and BBC 1 will include live coverage throughout the day as well as regular updates from the sailing venue. There will also be coverage of the days sailing activity on the BBC1 Olympic report programmes at 19 00 (BST) and 10 30 (BST). All TV details are correct at time of going to press.