Sailing the Finn at the Olympics

Sailing the Finn at the Olympics

Great Britain’s Olympic Finn sailor Ben Ainslie moved a step closer to winning a third Olympic gold medal after a second place finish in today’s final Finn race before the  Finn Class Medal Race.

Ben Ainslie lost in the first race of the day however, and this was not the day for that to happen.  If Ainslie had not lost nine places in the closing stages of the opening race, he would be going into the Olympic Sailing Medal Race with a guaranteed gold medal!

Zach Railey dropped from ninth to 19th at the finish of the last race, in a crushing defeat. However he can comfortably discard this and has actually extended his gap on third place to 11 points.  HE CAN STILL WIN THE GOLD MEDAL.

Asked about his tactics for the Medal Race Ben Ainslie stated, “Stick to him [RAILEY] like glue I would have thought, especially with this venue! I just hope we get some decent breeze – I hope it’s not too light and fluky. But certainly I’ll be keeping a very keen eye on Zach and try not to get too far away from him.”

Finn Medal Race on Saturday!

Check out the Finn Class Race Results here: Sailing at the Olympics – Finn Race Results

OR READ MORE ABOUT THE FINN SAILBOAT, OR SAILING AT THE Olympics:

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