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Sailing : Two more medals secured for Team GB sailors – but colour yet to be decided

Giles Scott in the Finn and John Gimson & Anna Burnet in the Nacra 17 both have insurmountable leads over fourth place, with the Brits riding high after Emma Wilson’s Women’s RS:X bronze yesterday.
Glamour conditions returned to Enoshima today with an 8-10 knots Southerly wind early on, building into teens later.
Giles Scott in the Finn won the first race of the day, his sixth of the series, and took a seventh to maintain his position at the top of the fleet, while Gimson & Burnet in the Nacra 17 strung together another set of top five results and sit second overall.

Luke Patience & Chris Grube (GBR) in the Men's 470 on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition Day 6 - photo © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

Ali Young finished her third Olympic campaign in tenth overall after an eighth-place finish in the Laser Radial medal race.
Hannah Mills & Eilidh McIntyre took a race win and a third to move to the top of the Women’s 470 by one point over their Polish rivals. Luke Patience & Chris Grube in the Men’s 470 are in fourth overall after two top ten race results today.

Tokyo2020 - Day 6- GBR Womens 470 - July, 30, - Enoshima, Japan. - photo © Richard Gladwell

The 470s finish their fleet racing tomorrow while the Finn and Nacra 17 fleets have a rest day ahead of Tuesday’s medal races.
Charlotte Dobson & Saskia Tidey go into Monday’s 49erFX medal race in fifth, 11 points off the top spot and only eight off the podium with racing starting at 6.33 am BST.
Dylan Fletcher & Stu Bithell will go for gold in the 49er medal race an hour later at 7.33 am BST, with just four points splitting them, and first placed Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL).

Ali Young on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition Day 3 - photo © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

Giles Scott (GBR) on Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition Day 8 - photo © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR) in the Nacra 17 class on day 8 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition - photo © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

Source: Sail-World: by Will Carson

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