A strong finish by the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch in the Laser class was not enough to secure a medal race position at the Ready Steady Tokyo Event this week. A fourth top ten placing however in the final race of the Official Olympic Test event will greatly encourage the County Carlow native. He finished fifth in the final race and 13th overall in an exceptionally strong field.
The Laser Radial class have also finished their fleet racing. A promising first mark rounding by Aisling Keller ultimately did not materialise in the final result. Despite showing moments of class, no doubt Aisling and Aoife Hopkins will have a long "to do" list before competing again next week at the World Sailing World Cup in the same venue.
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Light winds mar final day of Ready Steady Tokyo
Only the 470 Women's Medal Race went ahead, starting just after 16:00 local time, and it was French duo Camille Lecointre & Aloise Retornaz who clinched gold.
Other gold medals went to Hungary, Sweden, Belgium and Australia.
Wind speeds did not top 8 knots all day, with a dying 5-knot breeze present in the afternoon which began to decrease towards the end of the 470 Women's race.
Racing in the Finns had already been abandoned for the day, while the Laser Radials managed to start a race but had to abandon it halfway through.
The Lasers and 470 Men went out onto the water with good intentions, but the decision was soon made to call off all racing for the day.
Ahead of the 470 Women's Medal Race, Lecointre & Retornaz led Hannah Mills & Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) in a reverse scenario to the recent Hempel World Cup Series Final in Marseille.
Agnieszka Skrzypulec & Jolanta Ogar (POL) were 10 points off in third, with home favourites Ai Kondo Yoshida & Miho Yoshioka (JPN) and Silvia Mas & Patricia Cantero (ESP) still in with a chance of a medal.
With just a point between the French and the British, it all came down to the Medal Race - and it was the French who executed a perfect performance.
Final top three results:
1. Mathew Belcher / William Ryan, AUS, 25
2. Anton Dahlberg / Fredrik Bergstrom, SWE, 27
3. Jordi Xammar Hernandez / Nicolas Rodríguez García-Paz, ESP, 38
1. Aloise Retornaz / Camille Lecointre, FRA, 38
2. Eilidh McIntyre / Hannah Mills, GBR, 47
3. Agnieszka Skrzypulec / Jolanta Ogar, POL, 51
1. Blair Tuke / Peter Burling, NZL, 53
2. Dylan Fletcher-Scott / Stuart Bithell, GBR, 64
3. Pawel Kolodzinski / Lukasz Przybytek, POL, 68
1. Martine Soffiatti Grael / Kahena Kunze, BRA, 57
2. Helene Naess / Marie Ronningen, NOR, 62
3. Saskia Tidey / Charlotte Dobson, GBR, 62
1. Zsombor Berecz, HUN, 24
2. Nicholas Heiner, NED, 47
3. Giles Scott, GBR, 48
1. Jesper Stalheim, SWE, 60
2. Tom Burton, AUS, 63
3. Hermann Tomasgaard, NOR, 65
Laser Radial Women
1. Emma Plasschaert, BEL, 79
2. Marit Bouwmeester, NED, 82
3. Maria Erdi, HUN, 88
1. Ruggero Tita / Caterina Marianna Banti, ITA, 54
2. John Gimson / Anna Burnet, GBR, 66
3. Ben Saxton / Nicola Boniface, GBR, 68
1. Mengfan Gao, CHN, 50
2. Mattia Camboni, ITA, 61
3. Piotr Myszka, POL, 64
1. Yunxiu Lu, CHN, 42
2. Charline Picon, FRA, 46
3. Katy Spychakov, ISR, 53
Full results here