Beach volleyball on Copacabana isn't the only Olympic sport with a party on the sand.
The public viewing area for sailing at the Rio Games is on Flamengo Beach, with Sugarloaf Mountain looming in the distance. It's been busy since the regatta started a week ago. Spectators can watch sailing on the Sugarloaf Course while sitting near the surf line, or lounge on straw mats under one of dozens of umbrellas.
Sunday was no exception, even with a delay while organizers waited for the wind to build for the medals races in men's and women's windsurfing.
Spectators lined up to take pictures in front of the large Olympic rings just a few feet from the surf line. Frame a picture just right, and you can get Christ the Redeemer in the shot, as well.
Visitors to Flamengo Beach, site of the Olympic sailing competition, pose by the rings as onlookers take in the action on Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Bernie Wilson)
There was also a line to take pictures in front of the Rio 2016 sign that sits near a big video screen.
Not surprisingly, there was a wait for the beer vendor, as well. Not so much for the two ice cream carts, despite the warm day.
When there's racing, there's also live commentary in multiple languages. When the racing's on hold due to the weather, there's sometimes live music.
After the first day of racing in the 49er skiff class, several of the crews did a flyby of the beach for the fans’ benefit. The gold medal favorites, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand, waved to relatives on shore.
The Sugarloaf Course hasn’t been the best for sailing, with shifty wind coming off the mountain making it difficult for the competitors.
The fans, they don’t seem to mind.
Onlookers gather at Flamengo Beach to watch the medal ceremony for Olympic windsurfing at the Rio Games on Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Bernie Wilson)