A final race that counts for so much is not the future for sailing. That's according to Italian Olympic week champion, Ireland's Annalise Murphy who has spoken out against controversial new competition formats trialled by Olympic sailing organisers, ISAF.
'I don't think this format works. I don't think you should do nine races that only count towards one 20–minute race. I don't think that it makes for fair sailing,' Annalise said in a post race video interview (above) at Lake Garda, hours after winning Gold in the strongest winds of the Italian regatta.
In last place for the first part of the medal race, the 23–year–old Dubliner says she just 'didn't give up' and went on to win her six boat race.