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Olympic Sailing Competition Postponed To Thursday Due To Weather

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Eagle alums’ quest for medals will wait another day

International Sailing Regatta - Aquece Rio Test Event for Rio 2016 Olympics Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Boston College sailing alums Annie Haegar and Briana Provancha will have to wait another day before their quest for a medal resumes in Rio. The medal race in the women’s 470 was slated for this afternoon at 12:15 PM, but lack of wind in the area caused a delay of multiple hours. Finally, at around 3 PM, race organizers made the decision to call off the race for the day and try again tomorrow.

Haegar and Provancha sit in third place, within striking distance of silver but certainly at risk of dropping out of the medals with one race to go. The Great Britain team cannot be caught for the Gold Medal, but there’s a wide open race behind them.

The race is expected to start at 12:15 Eastern tomorrow, and will be streamed online via nbcolympics.com. Today’s race was supposed to be televised on MSNBC; we’ll post an update when we know about TV coverage for tomorrow.