Tokyo 2020: Lasers experience light air on Day 1

July 25: Australian sailors were faced with light winds, a delay and a postponement on the first day of action at the long-awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Team Leader Iain Murray shared his thoughts on the day with us here.

“Today was a really light and variable day which made things tricky, it would have been nice to start in a little more stable breeze. In the morning Mara (Stransky) started in a east-north-easterly winds and the day finished in a very light south-westerly, so the breeze effectively did a 180-degree turn during the day,” said Murray.

“Mara had a great first race but tougher second race and Matt (Wearn) had a tough race with a 17th. He’ll bounce back from that and he knows that his job just got a bit harder. But the good guys will rise from it and carry on, there are 10 races and we look forward to getting back on the water tomorrow.”

To read the full story, see: https://mailchi.mp/sailing.org.au/australian-sailing-updates-from-tokyo-250721?e=a067627422

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