CONTRASTING CONDITIONS TEST SAILORS ON DAY 2 OF READY STEADY TOKYO18 Aug 2019
A day of light wind saw a slightly disrupted race schedule on Day 2 of Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, the official test event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.
But, after a short postponement, all fleets managed to get out onto the water and complete at least one race each, with four days remaining to sail the rest of the series.
Compared to yesterday's strong breeze and big waves, conditions today were quite different and required sailors to adapt in order to maintain consistency.
The 470 Men's top three stays exactly the same after one race overall today; Jordi Xammar & Nicolas Rodriguez (ESP) lead Mat Belcher & Will Ryan (AUS) and Anton Dahlberg & Fredrik Bergström (SWE), although it was Geison Mendes & Gustavo Thiesen (BRA) who won that race.
Positions have switched in the 470 Women's fleet; Agnieszka Skrzypulec & Jolanta Ogar (POL) now lead Ai Kondo Yoshida & Miho Yoshioka (JPN) after winning today's race, with Camille Lecointre & Aloise Retornaz (FRA) entering the top three.
Racing continues tomorrow, with all fleets departing at around 12:00 local time. All are scheduled to sail three races, apart from the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 fleets, which will sail four.
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RESULTS / ENTRIES
Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing are providing the results from the official test event and they will be available to view here -