Medal race excitement isn’t just happening in Rio this week; we have our very own medal race on the cards as the Canegrass Short-Handed Series draws to a close.
While Beth Hutton (Carioca Da Gema) seems to have one hand on the Gold with a 10 point lead over second place, the Silver and Bronze will go right down to the wire with at least four boats jostling for a podium finish.
The main contenders for a podium finish are:
Carioca Da Gema: 11 points
Young Einstein: 21 points
Astrid: 24 points
From Russia With Love: 25 points
Ruffian: 25 points
G-Wizz: 31 points
To lose first place Carioca Da Gema will need to have a shocker; finishing the race should be enough to seal the deal, provided they don’t finish last for the race while Young Einstein finishes first.
The rest of the positions however are wide open depending on the days’ performances.
Much like the medal races we’ve seen in Rio this week, the pressure will be on our sailors to bring their A-game in the final race to decide their overall position. And, just like how Tom Burton looked out of contention for the Gold, anything can happen!
Race 6 of the Canegrass Short-Handed Series starts tomorrow, Saturday 20 August, at 1255.
Full results can be found at: http://www.cycsa.com.au/results.html