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.
The opening race of the gold fleet series is where Finn has shown his sailing skills. He made a clean start, but was behind the American boat when he reached the first mark. He enjoyed a good downwind speed and soon got a 40-meter lead.
Finn chose to stay on the left side of the course of the next lap and this was where the wind was the strongest. He was able to easily protect his lead all the way during the second lap. This helped him to finish the race in the 1st position. This win is the best result of his career so far.
Now Finn has moved up places to reach the 18th place in the overall standings. His nation is in the 12th position. It is very important for Finn to put on a good show at the remaining three races of the gold fleet series here to improve Ireland’s chances of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Games Laser event.
It is important that he moves into the top 10 of the leaderboard at the end of the four races and for future races to enjoy qualification at the laser event of the 2020 Tokyo Games.