Rebels find their form on penultimate day

Act 2 GC32 Racing Tour 2019, Lagos Portugal – RD3

The INEOS Rebels found their form on the penultimate day of the GC32 2019 World Championships placing two solid results to move up to second overall on the leaderboard.

INEOS Rebels racing at the GC32 2019 World Championships
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The start of the day was delayed as the fleet waited for the sea breeze to build, the Race Committees patience paid off and three races were eventually completed. The conditions were tricky with light winds meaning non-foiling racing, but this seemed to play to the Rebels tactical strengths with the highlight being a win in the final race of the day.

INEOS Rebels racing at the GC32 2019 World Championships
© Harry KH

The British team head into tomorrow’s finale with the target of a podium place. The final day of racing starts at 1300-1700 (UTC+ 1).

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Giles Scott, Tactician
“Today was tough, we made a few silly errors in the first race which was frustrating, but ultimately we improved and moved up the leaderboard but it’s still really tight.”

Giles Scott INEOS TEAM UK Tactician
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Rob Wilson, Coach
“We didn’t start off the day too well but the guys bounced back well to improve our overall standing, we are reasonably pleased with how the day went, but it’s all on tomorrow.”

INEOS TEAM UK Sailing Coach, Robbie Wilson
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1. Alinghi (SUI) 37pts
2. INEOS Rebels UK (GBR) 53pts
3. Oman Air (OMN) 53pts
4. Team Tilt (SUI) 58pts
5. NORAUTO (FRA) 62 pts
6. Argo (USA) 68 pts
7. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 76pts
8. Zoulou (FRA) 91pts
9. CHINAone NINGBO (CHN) 103pts
10. Black Star Sailing Team (SUI) 112pts