Iain Murray, Australian Sailing Team Leader said, “We sit here at the end of a very unusual Olympics. The fact that it is a year later than it was meant to be, and that we’ve experienced several lock downs in Australia over the past 18 months; makes us grateful that it happened at all. We have been so lucky with the group of athletes, coaches and support staff who have an incredible ability to adapt and modify their preparations throughout the campaign process.
“The level of support for the team from their supporters back home has been off the charts; we would all like to thank everyone for that”
“Today we are expecting another light 8-10 knot south-east to south-westerly breeze. It will be in the 170-190 range again today, very similar to what we had yesterday but maybe a hair more.
“There won’t be a lot of breeze, but it is a nice sunny day and looks like a nice day to finish off the regatta. We expect the races to go ahead on time.”
Men’s 470 – Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, 1st Overall – Medal Race 3:30pm AEST
“Mat and Will are going to go about their business, they are very process-driven and they like to stick to their program which has been exceptionally well-considered and laid out over a long period of time.
“Today, the biggest threat to the boys is getting disqualified, so there is going to be an extra layer of caution to make sure that doesn’t happen.
“These are two great sailors with great communication between them and they are supported by a great team. Today is their day.”
Iain Murray / Australian Sailing