Some great sailing conditions have been launched by the Guanabara Bay at the time of launching the Olympic Sailing Competition on 8th August 2016. Still the Rio venue was still highly tricky. After a full-on practice for a few days of practice it saw the teams rehearsing in brisk condition. The launching ramp undergoing emergency repairs after 40 knots battered the Flamengo Beach Area.
Also the rowing on the same waterway has been cancelled the previous day as sunny skies and 10-14 knot winds from the southeast were competing with each other. The two racing fleets opening competition were the Laser and RS: X fleets. While some of the favorite ones romped away towards a dominant start along with faltering badly by others.
Nick Dempsey was hardly in a position to believe the fairy tale starting of this fifth Olympic Games. The British veteran before his 36th birthday somehow managed to pick up awesome scores. The defending Olympic Champion Dorian Rijsselberghe could match that level of excellence, but the Dutchman concluded with ever-improving scores, proving that his week off from training in the spring on a Bareboat Charter in Zadar with friends has paid off.
Dempsey was highly pleased with this special day. It seemed to be a perfect start to break the ice with his high level of nervousness. Training was carried out in a really good manner due to which he was able to enhance the confidence in sailing. In the last race the breeze dropped a few bombs on the course.
It was successful in catching a few people out! Though many participants performed well, Dempsey was successful in achieving the second position which was probably the best bit of the day. The issue regarding debris into the water has really been a big talking point into the building-up on these games.
According to him, one must be at his wits ends to break a fin at the time of hitting the water.