Day 3: Rio Olympic Sailing - Team Canada
Wednesday, August 10th – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
It was another day of fluky conditions for the third day of Olympic sailing competition. The inside courses were light and tricky while the outside courses offered unpredictable wind and waves. Canada was represented by 7 sailors on the water in Rio.
4-time Olympian Nikola Girke and 2-time Olympian Luke Ramsay kicked off their Olympic competition with an action packed opening race. It was a game of snakes and ladders from end to end with the Canadians coming out in front with a 4th place finish. “These were the craziest conditions I have ever sailed in. You could go from first to last and last to first in a split second. We’ve sailed this course plenty of times, and these were not the normal wind conditions. It was wild.”
The Nacras were postponed on water for 2 hours before sailing race 2 with the third race of the day being called off.
Luke Ramsay & Nikola Girke – 4, 17. 10th overall
Canadian Tom Ramshaw faced challenging conditions and equipment issues on Niteroi course. The former Laser sailor admits to the steep learning curve in his new boat. “I was really feeling the lack of time in this boat today. A few errors in judgment and gear issues reminded me of that. I’ve never sailed this boat in these kinds of conditions. It was tiring but I knew that going into this event.”
The Finn fleet will sail another two races tomorrow.
Tom Ramshaw – 23, 13. 19th overall.
Nova Scotia natives Jacob and Graeme Saunders took on their first day of Olympic sailing today on the Escola Naval course. Challenging conditions created some first day difficulties on the scoreboard for the siblings. “We started well and we had some decent speed but got punished on a couple shifts. We look to execute sharper and keep our heads out of the boat.”
470 Men are scheduled for another 2 races tomorrow.
Jacob and Graeme Saunders – 26, 20. 24th overall.
Laser & Laser Radial
Tomorrow the Laser fleet has a reserve day while all other classes, with the exception of the 49erFX, will race tomorrow.
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