Finn Lynch of Ireland wins a race in the gold fleet series at the Sailing World Championships. He is competing in the laser event of the Championship. He is gearing up to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and wants to win a medal for Ireland in this event. It looks like his preparations are going in the right direction.
Despite the light winds at the gold fleet series race, Finn was able to show the world how to race in such conditions. He had an emphatic victory and he needs to do more to prove his mettle. This gold fleet series is a four-race event that is held after six qualification races.
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Strong breeze and swelling conditions greeted the races on the penultimate day of the Cascais SB20 World Championships. The conditions proved that it would be a superb race for the asymmetrical fleets. Everyone was very eager to start the day and in their thirst to beat the others, five of the boats were penalized for being OCS for the first gun shot of the day.
The breeze for the day had set in nicely to aid the starting of the race and was at 15 to 18 knots. There was also a rolling Atlantic swell that ensured that the race would be fast paced. As the second race progressed, the wind speed picked up to 20 knots and the right hand side was in for a strong favor. It was a classic Cascais race as the boats hit 18 knots downwind on a regular basis. Continue reading “Russians Show Their Authority At SB20 Worlds”