A summary of how the Brits got on today and how they lie overall
Shirley and her crew win Gold, Ben, Jo and Nick have Silver in the bag with a race to go.
Yngling – Gold medal
Shirley Robertson, Sarah Ayton & Sarah Webb have taken a Gold medal with a day to spare. Ironically they won their medal with their worst result of the regatta but their ability to succeed in a wide range of conditions shone through.
Finn – Currently Silver, Gold possible
Ben Ainslie – A 2nd in the first race and a convincing win in the second extends Ben’s lead but not enough to guarantee a Gold, for that he’ll have to wait until Saturday as there’s no racing for the Finns tomorrow.
470 Men – Currently Silver, Gold possible
Nick Rogers and Jo Glanfield – Drop from the lead to second overall. While today’s result guarantees them a Silver, this was a very difficult day on the water for the pair as they scored a 10th and a 19th. With one race to go they need to beat the American’s with two boats in between.
470 Women – Currently 7th overall
Christina Bassadone and Katherine Hopson – Bouncing back from their DSQ they scored a 2nd in the first race but a 17th in the second and moved up two places overall
49er – Currently 5th overall
Chris Draper and Simon Hiscocks – A 10th and 8th today dropped them in the overall rankings but things are very close with only 3 points between them and the leaders
Laser – Currently 5th overall
Paul Goodison – Moves up the fleet after a 1st and a 9th today
Europe – Currently 24th overall
Laura Baldwin – A 25th and 22nd
Men’s Windsurfer – 7th overall
Nick Dempsey – A 15th and a 10th completed before sundown!
Women’s Windsurfer – 9th overall
Natasha Sturges – A pair of 9th positions keeps her there
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