August 13, 2016 - The British Men’s and Women’s 470 crews get into the business end of their events tomorrow (Sunday 14 August) both currently occupying medal positions following today’s rest day. Both crews enjoyed a victory apiece from their sole race on Friday, and the 470s are exactly midway through the regatta having completed five races from their scheduled 10 race opening series. It is believed the intention is for the 470s to try to get three races under their belts on Guanabara Bay tomorrow to get them back on schedule.
London silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark head the Women’s fleet by three points from Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka (JPN) currently in second. French 2016 World Champions, Camille Lecointre and Hélène Defrance, are third.
Meanwhile Luke Patience and Chris Grube moved up to third overall with Friday’s performance. Double World Champions, Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) lead the class with Australia’s three-time World Champions, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan in second two points behind. Patience and Grube are in third on 17 points.
The 470s are set to resume racing from 5pm tomorrow. Both 470s classes are scheduled to contest an 11 race series, with two races per day on 10, 11, 12, 14 and 15 August before the final one off medal race on Wednesday 17 August.
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