Final Canadian Charge - Aquece Olympic Test Event

Final Canadian Charge - Aquece Olympic Test Event

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Rio de Janeiro

Eat, sleep, wait, sail, repeat. Waiting has become a sport in Rio de Janeiro as sailors spend another Day 5 waiting for breeze. All fleets successfully completed at least one race at the end of the day with Nacras scoring 2 races. 

Canadian Nacra team Luke Ramsay and Nikola Girke sailed a 10, 8 today but jumped the line too soon suffering an OCS - on the course side of the start line forcing them back to 13th overall. Fortunately breeze is forecasted for the coming few days which bodes well for the speed demon Canadian team!

Radial sailor Isabella Bertold continues the fight, moving up to 22nd overall with a 12th on her day.

Lee Parkhill scored 13 in the one race today tying him up with Brazilian mogul Robert Scheidt in 2nd place with 43 points. Marrall (ITA) leads with 30 points. Every point counts as we head into the medal race day. "I am in the hunt. Tomorrow is another day at the office. I have work to do."

Medal racing begins tomorrow for RSX Men and Women. Zac Plavsic wraps up his event with one race today to finish in 21st overall. Plavsic acknowledges the work that lies ahead saying,  "My fitness has improved but I'm definitely not there yet. I'm looking forward to the coming months of training." Zac will focus on winter training in Florida in the lead up to RSX World Championships in February. 

Early start tomorrow  - 12pm -  fleets hoping to tick off more races before final medal races on Friday and Saturday.

Racing Schedule - 
http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/about/schedule.php
Sailing Instructions - http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/AqueceRio2015SIFINAL-%5B19017%5D.pdf
Click here to access the Tracking and Competition Status Screen -www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/multimedia/live_tracking.php
ISAF Olympic Website - http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/home.php