first medals will be decided at the Miami round of the World Cup Series today
(Saturday 27 January) – and British Sailing Team athletes are in with a shot
the top ten sailors in each fleet go through to the medal races where double
points are on offer and medals are decided.
places in the first round of medal races, taking place today, were decided
when the fourth day of action in Biscayne Bay was called off due to high
gusts of up to 35 knots blowing across the race courses on Friday, race
officials opted for safety over sailing and decided not to send the fleets
the 49er fleet hit the water today, world champions Dylan Fletcher and Stuart
Bithell will go out in pole position with a narrow three-point lead.
Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth will represent the British Sailing Team in the
49er FX class, going into racing in sixth place.
Gimson and Anna Burnet go into the Nacra 17 final in third, with compatriots
Chris Rashley and Laura Marimon in sixth, Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson in seventh
and Rupert White and Katie Urwin in eighth.
Squires leads the British charge in the men’s RS:X in sixth, and will be joined
in the medal race by Sam Sills in eighth and Kieran Holmes Martin in ninth.
Wilson is the sole British sailor to make it to the women’s RS:X medal race,
sneaking in in tenth place.
Laser, Laser Radial, Finn and 470 classes will complete their fleet races to
determine places in the medal races on Sunday.
medal races will be streamed live on Facebook and Youtube. Follow @britishsailing on Twitter for updates throughout the