There were few surprises in today's medal race. In the Finn class, Daniel Slater, Jonas Christensen, and Ben Ainslie were the top three after the first lap, with Zach Railey a little off the pace in fourth. Christensen, in particular, looked very quick, jumping out to a lead on the second upwind—Slater retired at the leeward gate—before retiring himself at the windward mark. In the Star, Iain Percy seemed to have the early lead, but Rob Scheidt's speed stood out. He didn't have a particularly good start, had to duck a couple of boats halfway up the beat, but was still second at the mark, and then, according to Mark Mendelblatt, ran away from everyone.