DORSET’S Emma Wilson started day two of her Olympics debut with a commanding race win to now sit second overall, saying “it was a lot more fun and a bit more like what we are used to back home.”

Team GB’s youngest sailor at Tokyo 2020, aged just 22, followed up the victory with a fourth and second placed finish at Kamakura to be level on points at the top with France’s Charline Picon.

At the halfway mark of fleet racing, Christchurch local Wilson is currently counting sixth as her worst score in six races (Women’s RS:X) following a riveting start to proceedings for the local athlete.

Wilson now faces the prospect of travelling to Fujisawa on Wednesday and returning back to Kamakura on Thursday with – hopefully – the goal of sealing an Olympic medal in mind.

Speaking to British Sailing, she said: “It was a really good day, really happy. It was a lot more fun and a bit more like what we are used to back home but I have prepared for everything.

“The start was really important. I had some good starts and that really helped me and I just kept going fast.

“It’s my first Olympics and I am doing really well. I’m happy. We last raced in April and then I went back home to train in Weymouth with my friend, the Danish girl, and we are doing pretty well. We have a bit of a laugh and a joke before the races and it’s really nice.

“It was pretty shifty the wind from the land so that was always going to be tricky. I had good starts and I just had to try and do what I do best and trust myself.”

The event is Wilson’s first Olympic Games but she is a medal winner at the RS:X European Championships in 2018 and 2019, with bronze and silver respectively.

There is a long way to go but she now looks on for another bit of silverware, one that would be the Olympic debutants proudest yet no doubt.