While the first medals were being decided, the Laser, Radial, Finn and the two 470 classes completed their fleet racing.
Thursday will see the second day of medal racing with British competitors in four of the finals. With a four medal haul from the first day of medal racing, the British Sailing Team are well on their way to reaching their target of 3 to 6 medals for this event.
In the women’s 470, Hannah Mills and Eilidh Mcintyre are just one point off the leaders Camille Lecointra and Aloise Retornaz of France, and have a ten point gap ahead of third placed Agnieszki Skrzypulec and Jolanta Ogar.
This will be a British – French race-off to decide the gold and silver, making sure that they avoid any clashes that allow Skrzypulec and Ogar into the party.
In the Finn, Zsombor Berecz of Hungary has only to go through the motions to secure the gold, leaving Holland’s Nicholas Heiner and Britain’s Giles Scott to scrap over the silver and bronze.
Alison Young (24,25) had a poor day and slips to sixth overall in the Radial event and out of medal contention. Emma Plasschaert of Belgium holds the lead, five points ahead of Marit Bouwmeester of Holland.
In the men’s 470, there looks to be a tight battle between the AUS, SWE and ESP crews for the medals. Britain’s Luke Patience and Chris Grube are in eighth place and out of contention.
The Laser event looks to be wide open, with the top 5 competitors covered by just seven points. Jesper Stalheim of Sweden has the lead but will have a battle on his hands to take the gold.
Britain’s Elliot Hanson (25,20) had another tough day and finishes in 22nd overall.
The first medal race Thursday is for the Radial at 13:28 (05:28 UK), Laser and women 470 14:28, and Finn and men 470 15:28.
Provisional Leading results – Wedensday 21 Aug
470 Women – Leaders after 10 races (1 discard)
1st FRA Camille Lecointra and Aloise Retornaz 36 pts
2nd GBR Hannah Mills and Eilidh Mcintyre 37 pts
3rd POL Agnieszki Skrzypulec and Jolanta Ogar 47 pts
4th JPN Ai Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka 49 pts
470 Men – Leaders after 10 races (1 discard)
1st AUS Matt Belcher and Will Ryan 25 pts
2nd SWE Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström 27 pts
3rd ESP Jordi Xammer and Nicolas Rodriguez 28 pts
8th GBR Luke Patience and Chris Grube 88 pts
Finn Men – Leaders after 10 races (1 discard)
1st HUN Zsombor Berecz 24 pts
2nd NED Nicholas Heiner 47 pts
3rd GBR Giles Scott 48 pts
4th NZL Andrew Maloney 57 pts
Laser Men – Leaders after 10 races (1 discard)
1st SWE Jesper Stalheim 60 pts
2nd AUS Tom Burton 63 pts
3rd NOR Hermann Tomasgaard 65 pts
4th AUS Matt Wearn 66 pts
5th NZL Sam Meech 67 pts
22nd GBR Elliot Hanson 161 pts
Radial Women – Leaders after 10 races (1 discard)
1st BEL Emma Plasschaert 72 pts
2nd NED Marit Bouwmeester 79 pts
3rd HUN Maria Erdi 82 pts
6th GBR Alison Young 106 pts