The light, variable wind from the previous day continued today in the Bay of Athens. More than 2 to 4 knots of wind was not possible. Bad luck for the Paralympic 2.4mR sailors, for whom the races turned into a tactical game.
Heiko Kröger was not very lucky at first. In the first race of the day he managed only a seventh place. But, like yesterday with the sonars, the 2.4-series can now also take their first string, the bad result was not too significant. Kröger then finished the second race significantly better than fourth. Nevertheless, he lost one place overall and is now fourth with 16 points.
Head of sailing delegation Dietmar Budwill takes it easy. "Heiko will turn the tide," he is sure.
The sonar class had their day off today. Jens Kroker from Berlin said yesterday: "We have sailed very consistently and consistently and of course very satisfied with our performance. We led to the last leg in Race 5, but then there was a little more wind on the left side. The boys up the right side also got their breeze, only we in the middle were unlucky and had to pull two boats."
But Kroker is also sure that he still has a good chance of winning gold. "Nothing has been decided yet," said the Berliner.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, both classes will be sailing again.
The results of the best five after three days of racing (6 races) at a glance:
1. SEGUIN, Damien (FRA), 1-1-4-5-1- (7), 12 points 2. BROWN, Thomas (USA), 4-2-1-1-5- (6), 13 points3. SCHMITTER, Thierry (NED), 3-3-2- (6) -3-5, 16 points4. KROEGER, Heiko (GER), 2-4-3-3- (7) -4, 16 points5. ANDERSEN, Jens Als (DEN), 5-7- (8) -8-2-1, 23 point
1. COHEN, Dror (ISR), 1- (16) -4-1-4-4, 14 points 2. KROKER, Jens (GER), (9) -8-2-2-3-1, 16 points3. HESSELS, Udo (NED), (6) -4-5-4-2-3, 18 points4. ROSS DUGGAN, John (USA), 3-1-3- (6) -6-6, 19 points5. DUNROSS, Jamie (AUS), 2-6-6-5- (7) -2, 21 points