Inclement weather has deferred thge sailing events © Getty Images
Inclement weather has deferred the sailing events © Getty Images

Incheon: Sep 29, 2014

Rain played spoilsport today as it affect the Asian Games yachting competition here and all the races, barring some in the match racing category, scheduled for today at the Wangsan Sailing Marina have been postponed. All those races will now take place on Tuesday.

“The races were cancelled today because of rains and no wind. The 11th race will be held tomorrow along with the last one in most categories that India is participating in. If there are any issues tomorrow, they will be held on 1 October ,” team manager Cdr. K D Singh told PTI.

India have a very good chance of winning at least one medal from sailing in the Games through the 29er women’s duo of Varsha Gautam and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan. “Unless something disastrous happens like they get disqualified, which is unlikely, they are headed for a medal,” said Singh, who added that India have no chance of winning a medal in the other categories in which they have entered, including men’s match racing.

Currently Varsha and Aishwarya are standing third from six teams with 22 penalty points against their name. The leaders are Singapore and Thailand with just one net penalty point separating them. In fourth place with 33 points against them are Malaysia and unless the Indians perform too poorly, they can expect at least a bronze medal from this class of boats.

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