Video: Pimentel & Wollmann On Olympic Races

August 9, 2016

Bermuda’s two Olympic sailors — Cameron Pimentel and Ceci Wollmann — began competing yesterday [August 8] at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with Wollmann finishing 33rd in the first race of the 37 strong women’s laser radial fleet and Pimentel finishing 31st among 46 competitors in his first race.

Wollmann’s second race saw an improvement to 29th, leaving her 33rd overall with 62 points, while Pimentel is 39th overall, with two more races scheduled for today.

Following his race, Cameron Pimentel told the Bermuda Broadcasting Company, “It was tough, it was pretty back and forth, the winds were shifting a lot, the breeze was up and down.

“I had a decent first race, not a good second one – I’m pretty disappointed with the second one – but overall I guess I’m fairly happy with the day as it’s my first day sailing as an Olympian, so it’s all good so far.”

When asked what he would be looking out for during the next few days, Mr. Pimental said, “I’m just going to try to focus a little bit more on my starts and trying to stay in phase a little bit more with the wind.”

Video courtesy of the Bermuda Broadcasting Company’s Patrick Singleton:

Following her races, Ceci Wollmann said, “I think I did pretty good; I mean it wasn’t anything amazing, but it was nice.”

When asked about the conditions, Ms. Wollmann said, “They were quite challenging out there, it was windier than I like normally, but they were very shifty as well, so I was able to catch up to a lot of boats on the second race that way, but I also lost some.

“I’m just here to just experience it and learn from it and just enjoy the whole thing. I just hope to continue how I am doing now and improve as I go along hopefully.”

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