Congratulations to Giles Scott of Land Rover BAR – he has already clinched the gold medal in the Finn class, before the tomorrow’s medal race.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of Emirates Team New Zealand have an 18 point lead in the 49er, with three more races plus the medal race on Thursday. London gold medalists, Australians Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Artemis Racing are currently in third place behind Germans Heil and Ploessel.
Australian Jason Waterhouse of SoftBank Team Japan goes into tomorrow’s medal race in the Nacra 17 mixed multihull in fourth place with his crew Lisa Darmanin. Argentinian Santiago Lange, age 54, sits in first place with his crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli. Lange helmed one of Artemis Racing’s AC45’s during the 2011-13 America’s Cup World Series. The New Zealand Nacra 17 is helmed by Gemma Jones, daughter of America’s Cup Hall of Famer Murray Jones. Gemma and her crew Jason Saunders are in fifth place, in strong contention for a medal.