Brits top Finn and 49erFX fleets

Written by 18th August 2019 Featured-post

EVENT:   READY STEADY TOKYO – Sailing (August 17 – 22)

VENUE:   Enoshima, Japan
WEATHER CONDITIONS:  Very hot and humid day with E breeze that shifted SW, 6-9 knots

Ready Steady Tokyo Sailing 2019. Olympic Sailing Test Event ©/SAILING ENERGY/WORLD SAILING


Ready Steady Tokyo Sailing 2019. Olympic Sailing Test Event ©/SAILING ENERGY/WORLD SAILING


  • Charlotte Dobson (33, Rhu, Scotland), 49erFX
    “Two two’s for day two. It was a great day for us. It was a lot lighter today than yesterday. A completely different day. Our day was good as we started really well and had space to do what we wanted to do. There was a bit of a gain up the left and we could capitalise on that so super happy to have two clean races.“We are sailing really well. We have good pace. But the standard of the fleet here is really high so the slightest slip up will be some big scores, so we are a long way of feeling too confident just yet.”
  • Elliot Hanson (25, Macclesfield, Cheshire), Laser
    “Only the one race for us today and for me personally it was a lot better than yesterday. I came home in seventh. It probably wasn’t my finest hour yesterday, I really struggled with the heat and had one of my worst days in a long time. I just need to keep plugging away and hope it all comes good in the end.”
  • Giles Scott (31, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire​​​​​​​), Finn
    “It was unsteady breeze and tricky racing today but it ended quite well for me as I picked up a second. I had a pretty shocking start as I got held up at the starboard end and had to wait for one or two to go, that meant I was a bit late starting. Luckily I managed to pull through for a good result.”
  • Ali Young (32, Wolverhampton, West Midlands)​​​​​​​, Laser Radial
    “It was such tricky racing with all the different bits of pressure differences on the course. My brain was pretty muddled and I just couldn’t figure it out and take the opportunities. It wasn’t my finest bit of racing. My execution was poor but there was some useful learning alongside it to take forward with everything else I’ve been working on.”

Racing runs until Thursday August 22. Full results from the test event can be found here.

Ready Steady Tokyo Sailing 2019. Olympic Sailing Test Event ©JESUS RENEDO/SAILING ENERGY/WORLD SAILING