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  • Medal racing will continue today for the Men’s Laser and Women's Laser Radial dinghy classes.
  • The final double-points battle for the top 10 boats, is scheduled to begin at 1pm on the Nothe course with the Laser Radial race, featuring Portland’s Ali Young.
  • Weymouth’s Paul Goodison, who claimed gold at the Beijing 2008 Games, will be among the Laser sailors racing from 2pm on the same course.
  • The waters by the Nothe will then host races 14 and 15 of the men’s 49er Skiff fleet, including Team GB’s Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes – their last event’s before Wednesday's medal race.
  • The Men's 470 fleet, with Portland contenders Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, are scheduled to undertake two races – seventh and eighth of their 10 race series - from 12pm on the Weymouth Bay West course.

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That takes us up to 17 golds with a total of 39 medals.

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Another gold for TeamGB! The team just secured our first show jumping gold since 1962 after winning a jump-off against the Netherlands.

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You can see all our pictures of the sailing, including photos of Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson from yesterday, right here

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Following the record crowds who flocked to watch the Olympic sailing at Weymouth and Portland yesterday the Olympic Delivery Authority has made the decision to make Monkey’s Jump Park and Ride site free of charge all day every day for the rest of the Olympic competition.
Monkey Jump Park and Ride is easily accessed off the A35/A37 and has space for 2,600 vehicles. There’s no need to book and shuttle buses run every five minutes into Weymouth town centre.
Hugh Sumner, Director of Transport at the Olympic Delivery Authority, said: “We want as many people as possible to enjoy the fantastic sailing in Weymouth and Portland and we hope this will add to the visitor experience.”

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Wonder what the question was...

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Ben Ainslie talks sailing to victory...

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You can catch the following coverage on the two giant screens at the Weymouth Beach Live Site today:

Canoeing – 9.30am to 11.50am
Athletics – 10am to 12.20pm
Sailing – 12pm to 6.20pm
Gymnastics – 2pm to 4.20pm
Cycling – 4pm to 6.55pm
Athletics – 6.50pm to 9.40pm

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If you're heading out to catch today's action, the weather is looking great

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goodoldecho says

Fantastic turn out yesterday - got the park and ride from Monkeys Jump no problems - good to see the town packed.

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And here's a picture of Ben Ainslie's stamp. We think we're going to have to buy some of these today!

Dorset Echo: Ben Ainslie Royal Mail stamp

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Were you there watching yesterday? Let us know in the comments

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Also Iain Percy and Sherborne's Andrew Simpson won silver in the men’s Star keelboat.

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Morning everyone. What a day yesterday; Super Sailing Sunday really did live up to its name with Ben Ainslie winning his fourth gold and becoming the most successful sailor in Olympic history.

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9:31am Mon 6 Aug 12

goodoldecho says...

Fantastic turn out yesterday - got the park and ride from Monkeys Jump no problems - good to see the town packed.
Fantastic turn out yesterday - got the park and ride from Monkeys Jump no problems - good to see the town packed. goodoldecho
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