Zach Railey Back On Form In Olympics
Jul/31/12 10:42 PM Filed in: Zach Railey
Zach Railey was back on form today in the men’s one person dinghy heavy event (Finn). The first two days of racing, July 29-30, did not produce the results he wanted. Today’s races 5 and 6 produced a second and eighth. This brings Railey up to 12th overall. 'The decisions I made in the first couple of races in this regatta, I still feel like they were good decisions based on our training,' said Railey. 'The wind didn’t go my way and that’s part of sailboat racing.'
For today’s racing, held in similar conditions but on Weymouth Bay, Railey explained he stuck with the plan he and his coach Kenneth Andreasen put together. 'I was very confident the left hand was going to pay on the upwind in the first race,' he said. 'I had a great start at the pin, went out left with Jonas and rounded in third at the top mark. I was able to pass a boat and get a second. I feel very good about that race.'
The Finn takes a reserve day on Aug. 1 and resumes on Aug. 2 with two scheduled races. The series continues through Aug. 3 with the medal race scheduled for Aug. 5.