jueves, 16 de diciembre de 2010
Britain's Ben Ainslie in full flight in today's Finn class.
One champion who has found form is three times Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie. After a steady rather than spectacular start to the regatta, he won all three races today to lead the fleet by a single point over Zach Railey from the USA. Two Frenchmen, Jonathan Lobert and Thomas Le Breton are third and fourth.
Ainslie has had a long time away from the Finn, competing in the Louis Vuitton and World Match Race Tour events. He wrapped up the World Match Race title two weeks ago at the Monsoon Cup.
“I'm getting more comfortable in the boat, and starting to get the feel back,” he said. With a limit of three races a day for the heavyweight dinghy, there are just four more races to sail.
In the other single-handed dinghy, a major upset is on the cards. An Australian is in the dominant position and his name is Tom. But it isn't International Sailor of the Year Tom Slingsby.