• DAY 3 | VAN RIJSELBERGHE MASTERS TRICKY CONDITIONS

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    The previous word of the day was ‘tricky’. The word of the day for those that went out to sea on day four was ‘survival’. The Olympic sailing competition again produced the extremes of flat water and shifty conditions on the inshore courses with the giant wind and size-of-a-house waves out on the seaward courses. […]

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  • DAY 3 | ALABAU STEPS UP

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    The previous word of the day was ‘tricky’. The word of the day for those that went out to sea on day four was ‘survival’. The Olympic sailing competition again produced the extremes of flat water and shifty conditions on the inshore courses with the giant wind and size-of-a-house waves out on the seaward courses. […]

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  • DAY 2 | VAN RIJSELBERGHE FEELING GOOD

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    Day 2 of the Olympic Sailing Competition produced lighter winds more expected at this time of year in Rio, and the south-easterly breezes were mostly around five to seven knots with only occasional moments in double figures. Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X Nick Dempsey (GBR) continues to lead the Men’s Windsurfer competition after another good day […]

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  • DAY 2 |A GOOD DAY FOR TARTAGLINI

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    Day 2 of the Olympic Sailing Competition produced lighter winds more expected at this time of year in Rio, and the south-easterly breezes were mostly around five to seven knots with only occasional moments in double figures. Women’s Windsurfer – RS:X It was Flavia Tartaglini’s (ITA) turn to rip up the race course in the […]

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  • DAY 1 | A SIGH OF RELIEF FOR PICON

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    Guanabara Bay delivered some great sailing conditions to launch the Olympic Sailing Competition today, but it was still very, very tricky out there. Women’s Windsurfer – RS:X Charline Picon (FRA) had a stunning start to her week, scoring 1,2,1 from the opening three races. Next best was Stefaniya Elfutina (RUS) who lies in second place […]

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  • DAY 1 | DEMPSEY ON TOP

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    Guanabara Bay delivered some great sailing conditions to launch the Olympic Sailing Competition today, but it was still very, very tricky out there. Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X Nick Dempsey (GBR) could scarcely believe the fairy tale start to his fifth Olympic Games. Just days away from his 36th birthday, the British veteran managed to pick […]

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  • LET THE GAMES BEGIN

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    TODAY (Monday, 8th) at 1300 the men will start racing, followed by the women at 1310. The event lasts for 5 days, with 12 races scheduled. The course area will be inside the bay, in front of the beach, known as Pão de Açucar. Conditions look to be the best direction for this race area with a south […]

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  • RS:X SAILORS AT THE RIO OPENING CEREMONY

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    RS:X sailors bearing their country flag in the Rio Opening Ceremony Sailing was one of the best represented sports at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Maracana Stadium last night. Two RS:X windsurfers, 2012 London Silver medallist Tuuli Petaja Siren from Finland and 7x Olympian Joao Rodrigues from Portugal had […]

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