Her fellow Italian Laura Linares who has just moved up from a very successful youth career to the Olympic fleet recovered her poise after a poor first day to occupy 4th spot in both races. She now sits in 7th overall , 7 points off 4th overall.
It is in the group between 4th and 7th that life is about to get interesting. When the discard kicks after racing today the points spread could get tighter and the battle more intense.
Marina meanwhile will just continue to do enough. She has just returned to Europe after some pre-season training in Brazil so should be sharp enough to do the job!