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Morrison, Rhodes lead good sailing day for British

London, England (Sports Network) - Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes won two races Thursday in the men's 49er sailing competition, highlighting a good day on the waters for Great Britain.

Following the victories, Morrison and Rhodes sit in second in the class, also known as men's skiff, behind Australia's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen.

In the Finn (men's one-person heavyweight dinghy), Ben Ainslie finished first and third in the day's two races and still trails Denmark's Jonas Hogh- Christensen. But with just two preliminary races remaining in that class, Ainslie looks like a safe bet to be among the 10 boats moving on.

On the bubble is U.S. sailor Zach Railey, the 2008 silver medalist. He is currently 12th, five points out of 10th place.

Great Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson lead the Star (men's keelboat) after recording finishes of first and second Thursday. They have finished in the top three seven times.

The men's 470 (two-person dinghy) competition began Thursday, and the British pair of Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell grabbed the lead with a win and a runner-up finish.

The British boat won its race in the women's Elliott 6m match racing event, which Australia still leads with round robin matches nearly completed.

In women's and men's RS:X (windsurfer) competitions, Spain's Marina Alabau Neira and the Netherlands' Dorian van Rijsselberge continue to lead.

08/02 13:45:12 ET

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