Rio 2016: Scott frustrated but still leads the way after Thursday's sailing

What happened in the sailing on Thursday in Rio?

Rio 2016: Scott frustrated but still leads the way after Thursday's sailing
Pic:Richard Cladwell

It was another positive day for Britian in the sailing. Giles Scott extended his lead at the top of the Finn class, but frustration was the over-riding emotion for the day. Finishing 11th place in the fifth race, was galling and not where Scott wanted to be.

However, even this did not dent his lead as he sits 12 points clear of the second place sailor. The Brit is the favourite for the Gold and is looking to follow in the footsteps of Ben Ainslie by securing the Gold medal in Olympic sailing. There is still a way to go in the Finn class, but one again Britian is ruling the waves so far.

Saxton and Groves holding silver in Nacra 17

In the Nacra 17 the British duo of Ben Saxton & Nicola Groves are still in the silver medal position, but are level on points with the current gold medal position leaders Australia. Saxton & Groves will be trying to overhaul the Australians to take the top spot, sitting a great position to do just that.

In the mens 470 Luke Patience and Chris Grube improved their standing, moving from 11th place to sixth with impressive performances enabling them to start the rise.

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark had another frustrating day and ended up in the bronze medal position. Having won the first race the 2012 silver medalists were leading the next race, but disaster struck as they capsized but managed to finish sixth.

Nick Dempsey is still in the medal hunt in the windsurfing, having been in the gold medal position, the Brit slipped a spot down to the silver medal standing. The sailor who has overtaken him is the 2012 Gold medalist Dorian van Rijsselberghe. Currently the first two positions are a repeat of the London games. Dempsey will be disappointed to finish in the silver position, but he cannot drop further, as he is due to retire after this Olympics.

Bryony Shaw had impressive race finish on Thursday, with a third, fifth and second place result, however, the Brit still lays in 10th overall.