After two days of extreme conditions, Rio reverted to type today and delivered very light winds which caused delays in all classes.
With none of the leading sailors in the top three of either race today, the Laser Radial leaderboard changed slightly. Denmark's Anne-Marie Rindom finished fourth and sixth, which was enough to boost her into the lead overall. She holds a handy 10 point margin over London Silver medalist Marit Bouwmeester (NED) who was sixth and 13th today. Annalise Murphy rounds out the top three and sits 9.7 points clear of Tuula Tenkanen (FIN).
Although these light conditions obviously give opportunities for big changes, the top three are looking good for the podium with two qualifiers and the double-points medal race left to sail.
Ashley Stoddart of Australia had a tough first race, finishing 24th. She already has a discard of 28th so that score counts and added to her 11th in the second race today, she is now in 13th and 10 points out of the top 10.
The forecast for tomorrow is for even lighter winds than today.
Full results available here.
– Roger McMillan in Rio