Every America’s Cup sailor in Rio went home with a gold or silver medal!
Last week I reported that Giles Scott of Land Rover BAR – had already clinched the gold medal in the Finn class, before the medal race.
In the 49er, Kiwis Peter Burling and Blair Tuke clinched gold with two(!) races to spare. Artemis Racing’s Australians Nathan Outteridge andIain Jensen took silver. The Kiwis and the Aussies now each have one gold and one silver in the 49er – the order was reversed in 2012 in London.
In the Nacra 17 mixed multihull, SoftBank Team Japan’s Jason Waterhouse
of Australia took the silver medal with his cousin Lisa Darmanin as crew. Argentinian Santiago Lange, age 54, took the gold with his crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli. Lange helmed one of Artemis Racing’s AC45’s during the 2011-13 America’s Cup World Series.
Gemma Jones helmed New Zealand’s Nacra 17 to a win in the medal race with crew Jason Saunders. They finished fourth overall. Gemma is the daughter of America’s Cup Hall of Famer Murray Jones.