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    Published on 08-03-2021 11:20 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – Four medal races and the end of 470 qualifying action combined to create a memorable tenth day of sailing at Tokyo 2020, which saw the US Sailing Team compete in the Nacra 17 medal race and in both 470 fleets. In the Nacra 17, Riley Gibbs (Long Beach, Calif.) and Anna Weis (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) submitted a strong 3rd place performance in the double-points medal race and ended their event in 9th overall. ...
    Published on 08-02-2021 10:46 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – A lack of wind forced the postponement of racing in all active sailing events on Monday at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. After a lengthy onshore delay, the Race Committee elected to push Monday’s scheduled races to Tuesday, including the 49er and 49erFX skiff medal races that ...
    Published on 07-30-2021 03:21 PM
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    Matt Wearn has wrapped up the gold medal in the Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition, making him the third consecutive Australian to have achieved the feat.

    Denmarks’ Anne-Marie Rindom could have done the same in the Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser Radial, but for a big misunderstanding.

    It was very light and fluky conditions, not for the faint hearted. Some adapted to the new breeze and others have suffered as the breeze got harder to read.

    Men’s One Person Dinghy – Laser

    Even light and fluky winds couldn’t hold up the relentless march of Matt Wearn who secured the gold medal for Australia this afternoon. With a 22-point advantage, Sunday’s Medal Race will be a formality for the ...
    Published on 07-28-2021 11:49 AM
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    Enoshima is famous, notorious even, for its big wave action, and that’s what the sailors got on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

    Eight out of ten fleets were racing on Wednesday, with only the Laser and Laser Radial having a rest day. Some sailors put down some big markers with dominant performances in the 470 Women and Nacra 17.

    In the Men’s and Women’s Skiff events, both halves of an engaged couple are sharing the limelight in their respective boats, Dylan Fletcher (GBR) taking the lead in the 49er and his fiancée Charlotte Dobson (GBR) maintaining top spot in the 49erFX.

    Alongside the big waves across Sagami Bay, the sailors thrived in 14-17 knots of consistent south westerly breeze that gave them a stern test.

    Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
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    Published on 07-27-2021 09:12 AM
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    Enoshima, Japan – With the addition of the 49erFX skiff and Finn heavyweight dinghy fleets to the sailing action off Enoshima, Japan, American sailing fans were able to watch three additional U.S. athletes competing near the front of their fleets at Tokyo 2020.

    Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.) and Maggie Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) opened their Olympic ...
    Published on 07-26-2021 11:21 AM
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    There was more wind than expected for the second day of racing at the Olympic Sailing Competition which was just as well as the lumpy, confused wave pattern made it hard to get into the groove.

    When the Pacific swell hits the shoreline of Enoshima and the concrete harbour walls, it reverberates back out to sea, turning the field of play into something akin to a washing machine. Finding a rhythm through the water is difficult, made all the harder by the breeze shifting first one way, then the other, without much discernible pattern. Many suffered, but a few managed to make sense of nature’s chaos.

    The Laser, Laser Radial and the Men’s ...
    Published on 07-23-2021 11:16 AM
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    Meanwhile, Typhoon In-Fa is doing a bit of a dance south of the Olympic Games. With another system
    to follow with the greatest impact on Monday.




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