Paralympic sailors set sights on podium tomorrow in Rio

Paralympic sailors set sights on podium tomorrow in Rio

Friday, September 16, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Canadian sailors will wrap up their 6-day event in Rio tomorrow with two chances at securing Paralympic medals. All three boats sailed two races today for a total of 10 on the sailing scoreboard. One race remains tomorrow to determine the Paralympic sailing medals. Canada is currently positioned in 2nd place in the SKUD (2-person boat) and 3rd overall in the Sonar (3-person boat).

Sonar (3-person boat)

Tingley (Halifax, NS), Scott Lutes (Montreal, QC) and Logan Campbell (Sask, SK) sailed a repeat of yesterday, finishing 7th in Race 9 and 2nd in Race 10. Canada sits 3rd overall, a single point back from USA in 2nd overall and four points clear of NOR in 4th. The Gold is already spoken for with Aussie’s clinching on points with a race to spare. Canada will aim to secure a medal during their 1200pm race.

SKUD 18 (2-person boat)
John McRoberts and Jackie Gay (Victoria, BC) sit in 2nd place heading into the final race tomorrow with a 2,6 today. Silver and Bronze are up for grabs tomorrow as the Aussie’s have also secured the gold in the SKUD fleet. Canada will be battling GBR, only one point behind, and POL. Racing starts at 1300pm.

2.4mR (single-handed boat)
Bruce Millar (Victoria, BC) battled hard on water today scoring 7, 9 and landing in 9th overall. Millar will look to move up a few positions in medal race showdown tomorrow at 1400pm BRT.

Tomorrow marks the final race of Paralympic sailing with medal ceremony to follow starting at 12pm BRT.

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For more information:
Colleen Coderre               
Press attaché – Sailing
colleen@sailing.ca
Rio #: +55 (21) 99433-3641

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