They struggled with some DNFs during the 15-race competition, but also had some very strong showings including a second place finish yesterday and two sixth places finishes.
Their last two races were today and saw them place 18th and 19th. Today’s finishes added to their 13 other races which took place over the past week, which saw them recording finishes of: 19, 19, 18, 12, 12, 10, 6, 6, 2, with 4 “DNF” [did not finish].
This was the first Olympic appearance for the Kirklands, who joined a small group of very elite sailors in the competition, as the event only allowed for 20 teams to qualify.
Although the medal race has not yet taken place, Australian sailors Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen sealed the gold medal as they established an unassailable lead.
Bermuda’s last two athletes will compete tomorrow, with long jumper Arantxa King and triathlete Tyler Butterfield both set to see action. View all our Olympic coverage here.
- Live Blog: Four Bermudians Competing In Olympics
- Olympics: Kirklands Place 2nd In Race #13
- Olympics: Kirklands Finish 6th In First Race
- Olympics: Kirklands Finish 12th In Race #6
- Olympic Sailing: Kirklands Finish 18th In Race #3
- Olympics: Kirkland Brothers Finish Race #2 In 19th