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British Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo - Day 2

by British Sailing Team 18 Aug 2019 12:24 BST 17-22 August 2019
Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey - Ready Steady Tokyo day 2 © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

The headlines:

  • Reduced racing schedule in Enoshima, Japan, as wind conditions too unstable
  • Giles Scott comes back from slow race start to finish second. Leads fleet overall
  • Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey remain top of the 49erFX fleet with two second place finishes
  • Emma Wilson (RS:X Women) stays in contention sitting fourth overall
  • Ali Young fifth in the Laser Radial despite low finish
  • Two ten place finishes put Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell (49er) in to sixth overall
  • Ben Saxton and Nikki Boniface up to second, John Gimson and Anna Burnet stay in sixth in the Nacra 17
  • Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre take a third place in the 470 Women's fleet and sit in fourth
  • Elliot Hanson overcomes difficult first day to take a seventh place race finish in the Laser
  • Racing continues tomorrow at 12pm local time / 4am UK

What they said:

Charlotte Dobson (33, Rhu, Scotland), Finn

"Two two's for day two. It was a great day for us. It was a lot lighter today than yesterday. A completely different day. Our day was good as we started really well and had space to do what we wanted to do. There was a bit of a gain up the left and we could capitalise on that so super happy to have two clean races.

"We are sailing really well. We have good pace. But the standard of the fleet here is really high so the slightest slip up will be some big scores, so we are a long way of feeling too confident just yet."

Elliot Hanson (25, Macclesfield, Cheshire), Laser

"Only the one race for us today and for me personally it was a lot better than yesterday. I came home in seventh. It probably wasn't my finest hour yesterday, I really struggled with the heat and had one of my worst days in a long time. I just need to keep plugging away and hope it all comes good in the end."

Giles Scott (31, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire), Finn

"It was unsteady breeze and tricky racing today but it ended quite well for me as I picked up a second. I had a pretty shocking start as I got held up at the starboard end and had to wait for one or two to go, that meant I was a bit late starting. Luckily I managed to pull through for a good result"

Ali Young (32, Wolverhampton, West Midlands), Laser Radial

"It was such tricky racing with all the different bits of pressure differences on the course. My brain was pretty muddled and I just couldn't figure it out and take the opportunities. It wasn't my finest bit of racing. My execution was poor but there was some useful learning alongside it to take forward with everything else I've been working on."

Racing runs until Thursday August 22. Full results from the test event can be found here.

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