Preview Olympic Sailing

The fourth day of Olympic sailing coming up tomorrow, it was seen that China’s contestant Xu challenged the US contestant. The races in the opening series continued this day in the single person sailing category. Contenders slowly started to emerge and become evident from the pack. There were a total of 12 races that took place today, the fourth day of sailing races in the Rio Games.

The Men’s Finn category was first after, which were the Laser Radial races for women. This was followed by the men’s category for Radial as well as the windsurfing races of the RS: X class for men and women.

In the Finn category Vasilij Zbogar of Slovenia (who spent the last 3 months practising with a Bareboat Charter in Split) raced to victory and has a lead so far. The medal races are yet to be held which would take place after some days. The action continued this afternoon of the opening series, which started from Monday. In every event class there were sailors who ran ten or twelve races.

Every sailor received a point value that identified by their finishing position in every race. The rules here are similar to golf. The aim of the sailors is to receive low scores and not high ones. Sailors stand to gain after all races in the series are run and their worst scores might be dropped accordingly.

In the men’s Finn races on the first day Giles Scott of GBR ended with disappointing results who had been a medal favorite before the races began. He finished seventeenth among a total of 23. Even the other favorite champion Pieter Jan Postma who finished in the fourth position in the last Olympics posted a result that was below the usual standards he has exhibited before. Race victory was claimed by Facundo Bazan Olezza on the first day of the races, upsetting all usual expectations.