Paralympic sailors set sights on podium tomorrow in Rio

September 16, 2016

Sept. 16, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Canadian sailors will wrap up their six-day event in Rio tomorrow with two chances at securing Paralympic medals. All three boats sailed two races today for a total of 10 races per event on the sailing scoreboard. One race remains tomorrow to determine the Paralympic sailing medals. Canada is currently positioned in second place in the SKUD (2-person boat) and third overall in the Sonar (3-person boat).

Sonar (3-person boat)
Tingley (Halifax, N.S.), Scott Lutes (Montreal, Que.) and Logan Campbell (Saskatoon, Sask.) sailed a repeat of yesterday, finishing seventh in Race 9 and second in Race 10. Canada sits third overall, a single point back from USA in second overall and four points clear of Norway in fourth. The gold is already spoken for with Australia clinching on points with a race to spare. Canada will aim to secure a medal during their 1200 p.m. race.

SKUD 18 (2-person boat)
John McRoberts and Jackie Gay (Victoria, BC) sit in second place heading into the final race tomorrow with a second and sixth place today. Silver and bronze are up for grabs tomorrow as the Australians have also secured the gold in the SKUD fleet. Canada will be battling Britain, only one point behind, and Poland. Racing starts at 1:00 p.m.

2.4mR (single-handed boat)
Bruce Millar (Victoria, B.C.) battled hard on water today scoring 7, 9 and landing in ninth overall. Millar will look to move up a few positions in medal race showdown tomorrow at 2:00 p.m.

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For more information:
Colleen Coderre              
Press attaché – Sailing
colleen@sailing.ca
Rio #: +55 (21) 99433-3641