Thirteen is said by many to be an unlucky number, however that did not hold true for Bermuda’s Jesse and Zander Kirkland who powered their way to a very impressive second place finish in their 13th race of these Olympic Games this morning [Aug 5].
In their first race today — their 12th in Olympic Games 49er class — the brothers found themselves 17th after the first mark, 1 minute and 32 seconds behind the leaders. At the second mark they were still in 17th place, but fell 2 minutes and 51 seconds behind.
The Kirklands dropped down two places after the third mark, 3 minutes and 43 seconds behind the leaders and finished 19th in the race 3 minutes and 38 seconds behind winners Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen from Australia.
In the second and final race of the day the Kirklands rounded the first mark in second place 12 seconds behind the leaders, they closed the gap to 10 seconds after the second mark still in second place.
They dropped off the pace after the third mark but remained in 2nd place 30 seconds back, and recorded their best finish of these Olympics to date finishing in second place 32 seconds behind Outteridge and Jensen.
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