Day 2 : Rio Olympic Sailing - Team Canada
Tuesday, August 9th – Rio de Janeiro
Rio delivers another day of challenging conditions for Canadian sailors across the 3 Olympic fleets. Canadian Laser, Radial and Finn athletes sailed 2 races on 2 separate courses with a mixed bag of overall results.
The Finn fleet made their debut in Rio today on the spectator course Pão de Açucar, with light tricky breeze. Tom Ramshaw, a newbie in the Finn class, treated the first day of Olympic competition just like any other regatta. “I felt good, I didn’t have any nerves. It’s the same guys I have been sailing with everyday.” Ramshaw did spend some time training in Rio over the last few months and is well aware of the unpredictable conditions. “It’s so tricky with winds changing under the mountain. In the first race the breeze shifted 60 degrees and I wasn’t on the right side of that. Missing one big shift or puff can be costly against the best athletes in the world. We are supposed to have more breeze tomorrow and I’m looking forward to that.”
Tom Ramshaw – 19, 12 – 16th overall
Laser & Laser Radial
Laser and Radial fleets sailed on Ponte course today with another two races on the scoreboard. “It was less shifty on this course. Good starts and getting out in a lane early was key,” said Parkhill. “In the first race I had a good start, I should have committed to my lane. Fortunately, I executed well on my second race and pulled in a keeper.”
Brenda Bowskill maintains a top-20 position in the Radial fleet after the drop race was applied in both fleets today (4 races). Despite a few frustrations, Bowskill is focused on moving up the leaderboard.
“This course was different. You definitely had to be on a corner, and I wasn’t but I fought back in both races. I maintained good speed, I just need to better my starts. I am keen to get more racing in.”
Brenda Bowskill – 16, 20 – 19th overall
Parkhill – 33, 9 – 33rd overall
Tomorrow the Canadian 470 men and Nacra 17 compete with 2 races scheduled for 470 and 3 races scheduled for the multihull. Laser and Radial both sail another 2 races on Copacabana course.
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