First regatta sailed on the venue of next Games
Sailors have gathered in Rio de Janeiro to race on the first test event on the next Olympic Games sailing course. The event was mostly sailed in light winds, which are also expected to be seen during the real event in 2 years time.
In the Finn class our Sandiliner and bronze medallist from last Olympics Jonathan Lobert, finished in the 2nd place just after in the last few regattas unbeatable Brit Giles Scott. Third was another sailor from Great Britain Edward Wright. From the sandiline team Gašper Vinčec from Slovenia also took place in the regatta and finished in the 16th place.
"I am very happy with my performance on the race course. It is always great to be able to have good results on the olympics venue. It's also different when you are racing and I think it's the best way to try to learn the place. It's a very interesting venue because it's very different, if you sail inside on flat water and very shifty wind or outside on big waves and in more stady breeze. Now I am looking forward to Santander and I will try my best to get prepared to be on the podium again,"
told us Jonathan Lobert after the race.
In the Laser class American sandiliner Charlie Buckingham finished in the very good the 7th place. The winner was Aussie Tom Burton.