The Yngling Girls of Great Britain have won the gold medal sailing in the Yngling class at the Olympics!

The Yngling Girls take a Olympic gold medal in sailing

The Yngling Girls take a Olympic gold medal in sailing

The US Olympic sailing were able to compete in the medal race in 11-16 knots. With the current ripping downwind and pressure running high, the USA Yngling tacked short of the windward mark layline and hit the mark on both laps of the race.  They were flagged for kinetics just at the finish and had to do a penalty, finally finishing in tenth. They had made comebacks after each penalty but overall encountered too many obstacles to rescue the race. This team had high hopes for a medal, but ended the event in seventh overall out of fifteen Ynglings.

Read More about the Yngling medal race here: Olympic Sailing Yngling Medals – Great Britain takes the Gold

Read more about Olympic sailing on the Yngling:

  1. (all news, photos, and boat information about Olympic sailing)
  2. Yngling Class
  3. Olympic Sailing 2008 – Yngling Class Sailboats
  4. Sailing at the Olympics – Yngling Race Results
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