The Laser Radial race was the one to watch. Four women were in contention for a medal, and the order in which they crossed the finish line would determine who got what medals, and who went home empty handed. The latter wound up being Ireland's Annalise Murphy, the 22-year-old who so dominated the first races of the regatta, but struggled downwind as the regatta progressed. On the three-lap course, she rounded the windward mark in first, second, and fourth, but was ninth and fifth at the two leeward marks and fifth at the finish, one spot behind Evi Van Acker, of Belgium, who took the bronze. The gold went to Lijia Xu, of China, who simply sailed away from the fleet. Marit Bouwmeester, of the Netherlands took the silver. Paige Railey moved up one place, to eighth, in the overall standings, thanks to a sixth in the medal race. She was disappointed with her performance, lamenting her performance downwind, and also on the shifty, puffy Portland Harbour and Nothe courses. She also said she's already set her sights on Rio in 2016, most likely in the Radial again.