Olympic Games

Getting closer to the start…2 days to go. I am trying to shake a sore throat and slept a little extra today. Phil got the spares organized to go in the coach boat for tomorrow and every day that we race.

We tinkered on the spare mast and put it away fully rigged and ready to go. Unlike the trials, we are not allowed to have our spare mast out on the water. So breaking the rig will be very costly. We are not going to do that this regatta.

We went out sailing at at 1600 for 1.5 hours with Ross MacDannald. Just a little speed test and workout to keep the legs in shape and back to the dock.

The Greek Women 470 sailors clinched the gold today so there was a big to do in the harbor when they came in. Our girls won the second race of the day in the 470 so we were all proud of that. Our men 470 sailors, Paul Forester/Kevin Burnham have clinched silver and are currently leading by 2 points over the british. That will be a battle on Saturday for the gold. Our Yngling girls had a very good day with another first and a 7th I believe.

I have not seen official results but think Ben Ainslee (GBR) Finn is close to clinching and so is GBR in the Yngling.

Practice race tomorrow at 1400 for us.