Finalists of the Medal Race decided at the ISAF final
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2015 is all set for a great climax following a magnificent day of racing saw the top elite athletes of the sport fighting to get the go-ahead in the gold medal chase. Honors in the 8 Olympic sailing classes and an open kite-boarding contest would now be determined in a tense final day of the medal races on Sunday, with many defending champs coming under pressure from some sides.
In the kiteboarding event, Oliver Bridge, the defending champ, is in the first spot going into the semi finals. The Bridge has been on fire since day one and even though at one point he relinquished his lead, he regained it with a strong display. The young Brit goes into the semis with a great advantage.
Tomorrow’s semis would be battled with 6 sailors in every fleet. Points would be carried over into the semis with the top 3 riders going into the final. From there, this is a do or die scene with the very first through the line taking gold.
According to PlainSailing.com, Ricardo Santos of Brazil holds a slender 2-point vantage over Ivan Pastor Lafuente of Spain in Men’s RS:X class following getting a second of 3 races in Day 3 of meet that is sponsored by ADS Securities as well as Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority.