Mother Nature played a significant role in day five’s sailing competition.
Heavy winds and brackish waters enveloped Guanabara Bay on Olympic Day 5. Several races were delayed due to the harsh conditions, while one race, the third of three mixed Nacra 17 races, had to be postponed all together.
In total, six different fleets each ran two opening series races this afternoon, including men’s Finn, men’s Laser, women’s Laser Radial, men’s 470 and women’s 470 in addition to the mixed Nacra 17.
In some cases, medal favorites were able to navigate the challenging conditions with success, but in others, results favored less-likely members of the fleet. (Read more.)