Here's how you win a gold medal in the Olympics (from Laser race 9).
Step 1: under a black flag, stay hidden in the fleet at the start:
Step 2: Immediately punch out, and don't worry about the people doing high-risk starts (TRI):
Step 3: grab the early lead, protect your lane knowing that everything is really close:
Step 4: don't bang a corner and don't worry about anyone else who did (ESP leads at the top mark):
Step 5: use your downwind speed:
Step 6: with the lead, pick the the favored gate:
Step 7: work the shifts but stay close to the leading group:
Step 8: round ahead and enjoy your lead:
Tom Slingsby sailed a brilliant race and is positioned to win Gold tomorrow. Too bad there was no more video coverage today.