Irish sailing: Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton 10th in 49er class

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern
Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern

Irish sailors Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton remain firmly in contention for a place in the medal race of the 49er class as they lie 10th on 117 points.

Bangor man McGovern and Seaton, from Carrickfergus, were seventh in the 12th of the 15 races and 13th in race 13.

The pair will compete in the final two races on Monday and can discard their worst two results before the top 10 qualify for the decisive medal race.

Peter O'Leary and David Burrows were 10th in the Star class medal race.

The Irish duo finished 42 seconds behind the winners and ended up on 95 points after the entire competition.

Swedish pair Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen won gold with 32 points and British duo Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson took silver on 34 points.