Aug 15, 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics: Day 8



All images Sailing Energy / World Sailing - Locals Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze currently in 3rd overall. Next shot: Lange kids, who scored today an impressive 8,2 & 2 series, the last one was head to head with Burling & Tuke,  both boats way in front the rest of the fleet.
The ARG crew went from 16th to 5th overall, but a protest by IRL mins ago put a dsq in Race 7.

Nevertheless a great performance under pressure for Yago & Klaus, it is not easy carrying the Lange name around, less in an Olympic regatta, but these two Argentinian youth showed today great guts and drive to put those numbers against a fleet filled with top notch Americas Cup talent , earning a deserved respect on their own sailing skills, as already did in last 49er worlds held in San Isidro.
Once on shore a local major sport network interviewed them while their father washed ARG 49er... that was surely one the greatest scenes & memories these games will leave.

Artemis crews Nathan  Outteridge & Iain Jensen were way back in standings before the day started but once more the Australians got back, I recall by now several low starts for them will later recovery to top 3.

In the 49er FX  fleet SPA Echegoyen & Betanzos lead after 9 races, two bullets for the day, second place for Maloney & Meech from NZL and third BRA Grael & Kunze.

Laser Medal Races were postponed for tomorrow to lack of wind, with sudden & late 25knots gusts.
Full results for all classes at rio2016.com/en/sailing-standings-sa-49er-men

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