Annalise Murphy lies in 32nd place in the Laser Radial class after the second day of racing off Enoshima Island.

Murphy began the day in 23rd position overall after finishing 35th and 12th in Sunday's races.

The 31-year-old, who claimed silver at Rio 2016 in the same event after having agonisingly just missed out on a medal at London four years earlier, recorded a 24th-place finish behind Norway's Line Flem Hoest when she returned to the water on Monday, but that effort was followed by disappointing 37th-place finish in the second race of the day as Greece's Vasileia Karachaliou prevailed.

Strong winds in the earlier race had been expected to play to the National Yacht Club sailor's strengths, although conditions became more benign as the day progressed.

The top 10 sailors at the end of all 10 races will compete in the medal race.

"Having such a bad day makes it really hard for me to get a result that I want from this regatta with only six races left," a dejected Murphy admitted afterwards.

"I'm upset for Rory (Fitzpatrick, coach), for my family and everyone who supported me because I really wanted to do them proud.

"I actually thought it was going to be a good day for me today – I love those conditions – small things just didn’t go the way I wanted them to."

Racing continues on Tuesday with two more races, while fellow sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove will begin their Olympic campaign as the 49er class gets under way.