The PBO editor's firsthand report

Tickets are still available to watch Olympic sailing, including medal races next week.

The top category £55 tickets can still be bought for every day from Monday to Saturday.

These days will see medal races at the adjacent Nothe course in the Laser, Laser Radial, men’s and women’s RS-X, men’s and women’s 470, 49er and Elliott 6m match racing class.

Click here to buy those tickets.

PBO editor Sarah Norbury is at the Nothe ticketed area today.

She parked in the Mount Pleasant park-and-ride car park and paid £10 to take the bus to the Swannery area of Weymouth.

Signposts told her that it was still a 35-minute walk to the Nothe area, but it only took her 15-20 minutes.

Her PBO umbrella was refused entry as it exceeded the maximum size allowed, but the nearby Nothe pub is storing everyone’s possessions.

Sarah said: ‘Once in the ticketed area there’s a great atmosphere. Big screen, music pumping out, crowds on the hill, commentary telling us what’s happening on the water.

‘Bring oilies in case of rain, but there is a huge marquee with seats and a massive screen here too. There is a good view; we can see the 470 start on the Nothe course with the screen for close ups.’