Too Little, then Too Much at Rio Games:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 15, 2016) – It was the most frustrating day so far of the Olympic sailing competition with the wind refusing to play fair on Guanabara Bay. After sitting around for most of the day in next to no wind, the ten finalists for the Women’s Laser Radial Medal Race were released from the shore just before 16:00 local time.
At the time, the idea of wind arriving seemed optimistic, but just ten minutes later the breeze had risen to a very pleasant 15 knots. Just five minutes after that, the wind was gusting in at over 30 knots and the waves were building up quickly. The race committee made the reluctant call to postpone the Medal Race until Tuesday (August 1…
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U.S. Junior Sailing Champs Ends with Close Racing:
San Diego, CA (August 15, 2016) – The 2016 Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships, hosted by Mission Bay Yacht Club, finished today in San Diego. The single-, double- and triplehanded fleets completed their last day of racing in picture perfect conditions.
U.S. Junior Singlehanded Championship (Laser Radial) – Smythe Trophy
Joseph Hou (Newport Harbor Yacht Club) had finishes of 1, 3 to move 16 points ahead of Charlotte Rose (Houston Yacht Club) who had a 3, 2 today, jumping ahead of Skylar Bayman (Houston Yacht Club) who finished in third, just one point out of second. Hou has won six of ten races this weekend, securing the win.
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