Fuente info World Sailing
For immediate release: Wednesday 7 December 2016
Issued on behalf of World Sailing
Finn racers put to the test
The top Finn racers at the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover are putting each other to the test and for Rio 2016 Olympians Jake Lilley (AUS) and Caleb Paine (USA), it’s business as usual after a period of rest.
Before the World Cup Final in Melbourne, Australia, Lilley and Paine last sailed a Finn in the Medal Race at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Paine dominated the Medal Race, winning comfortably to leap dramatically up the leader board and claim bronze and Lilley came through in fifth to finish eighth overall. The pair stepped away from the men’s heavyweight dinghy after the Games to focus on new ventures but they wasted no time in revisiting their competitive streaks at the World Cup Final, battling it out at the front of the pack.
After four races Lilley holds the lead on four points and is trailed by Ed Wright (GBR) on six and Paine on seven.