Australia are coming on strong, and threaten to topple the mighty Team GB from their perch as the pre-eminent sailing team in the world. Tom Slingsby wrapped up Australia’s first gold of the regatta, but his mates in the 49er Nathan Outteridge and Tom Slingsby sealed 49er gold with a Medal Race to spare, as did the Kiwis for silver.
© ACE/ Studio Borlenghi: So far it's all been about the start
So it’s at 2-2 apiece after four tense starts between Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa. Note that I said ‘starts’, not ‘races’. Up until now it’s been ALL about the start. Both Blair Tuke and Jimmy Spithill commented after racing today on the power of being ahead on these boundaried race courses...
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