The Danish 49er team sailed a brilliant regatta, but rules are rules and they shouldn't win the Olympic Gold. So says British 49er coach Ian 'Billy' Barker, himself a silver medal winner in the 49er eight years ago in Sydney. Billy is pumped up. "That was the maddest two hours of my life," he said, just before he started the recording.
USA 49er sailor is in the hunt for a medal after today's wacky races. He likes the prospect of a windier Medal Race for the 49ers, but whether that happens is another matter...
USA 49er sailors Tim Wadlow and Chris Rast have a perfect day, scoring three bullets in succession. Amazingly they are still 5th overall, but at least they have closed the gap to the leaders...
Ben Rhodes won the 49er Worlds and Olympic Test Regatta in 2007 but has had a less consistent season in 2008. Here the British crew looks at his chances for Qingdao
One of the favourites for gold in the 49er, Stevie is relieved to have got his first day at the Olympics behind him, and finding himself in 1st place overall. But he's a cool character and if he wins in Qingdao he is set for media superstardom. Listen to find out why...
Australian 49er skipper Nathan Outteridge, after scoring 3,1,1 on the second day of 49er racing at the Olympic Regatta. Nathan talks about why he started in the middle of the start lines, and how relieved he was to be rounding the windward mark just ahead of the pack on a day when all the other medal favourites struggled.
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