17 July 2012

Australian Olympic sailing team's sails lost at Heathrow

Australian Olympic sailing team's sails lost at Heathrow
Australian sailing champion Elise Rechichi, who was among those who touched down at Heathrow Airport, reportedly wrote on Twitter that baggage handlers had lost three sets of her team's Olympic sails. The incident was attributed to a mix-up caused when...


London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Finn Class preview
Sail World
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition first race for the Finn Class is now just 13 days away. The Finn fleet will consist of 24 sailors from five continents and is one of the most competitive fleets ever mustered for an Olympic regatta. The Finns are ...

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On your mark: Athletes pour into Heathrow
San Francisco Chronicle
Smart-looking sailors guarded the gates to Olympic Park, looking so cheerful that visitors would never guess they had been pulled off leave only a few days ago to fill a security gap when contractor G4S admitted it couldn't provide enough guards ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Aussie team's sails lost by airline
An Australian Olympic sailing team member said upon arriving in London she learned baggage handlers had lost track of three sets of her team's sails for a time.


Good luck send-off for US Olympic Sailing Team + Video
Sail World
More than a thousand sailors came together to celebrate and send off the U.S.Olympic Sailing Team for the upcoming Olympic Games in London. In keeping with one of the most treasured moments for any Olympic team, the U.S. Olympic SailingTeam was ...

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Heathrow handles record numbers for Olympics
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A British police officer speaks with members of the U.S. Olympic sailing team following their arrival at Heathrow Airport in London, Monday, July 16, 2012. Heathrow is set to welcome a record number of passengers Monday as athletes begin arriving for...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sailing conditions on England's south coast likely to suit the Australians
The Australian
IMITATION may be the sincerest form of flattery but ask reigning Olympic champion Malcolm Page about Britain's attempt to emulate his and Mathew Belcher's 470 success and his message is simple: flattery will get you nowhere.

Olympic sails go missing on a day of London 2012 teething problems
Beijing gold medallist Elise Rechichi was at the centre of a mini-Olympics crisis today when three Australian Olympic team sails went missing at.


Australian boating team's sails are lost at Heathrow
Evening Standard
The Australian Olympic sailing team lost their equipment and were forced to wait for more than an hour at Heathrow airport as tens of thousands of people arrived in London for the Games.

Sailing in Marin: Belvedere's Moradzadeh keeping busy in preparation for Pac ...
Marin Independent-Journal
Belvedere s Moradzadeh reaches for his dream of crossing Pacific in Pac Cup race.

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View the photo Tatiana Bazyuk and Svetlana Shnitko part of the Russian Olympic sailing squad smile as they wait to board a bus at Heathrow airport, London on Yahoo! Eurosport UK. View the photo Tatiana Bazyuk and Svetlana Shnitko part of the Russian ...

Australia's sailors to bunk in different Olympic village while in London
Herald Sun
AUSTRALIAN sailing coach Victor Kovalenko is grateful the team is based in Weymouth, 220km away from the London Olympic Games athletes' village.

Sailing team sail-less in London
Australia's Olympic sailing squad has arrived in London missing a key component of their gear - their sails. The team landed at Heathrow to discover their canvas sails had been sent separately on a cargo plane due to their size. But Beijing gold ...

Mostly smooth sailing for first arrivals
The Olympic Athletes' Village opened its doors Monday to the first competitors as the logistical operation to handle the arrival of thousands of athletes and officials shifted into a higher gear. London's Heathrow Airport was expecting to handle a ...


Russia Predicted to Place 3rd at Olympics
The Moscow Times
Among the Russians who arrived Monday was the Russian Olympic sailing team led by coach Sergei Kuzovov. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev cautioned Russian athletes to focus on training rather than "fooling around" at lavish parties and cultural events in...

The Moscow Times

Aussie sailors struggle on dry land
That was the far from welcome reception for Australian Olympic sailors and officials as they were caught up in a transport bungle on Monday. In a worrying sign before the bulk of the 10500 athletes arrive in London, the 30-strong Australian contingent ...


No plain sailing for Aussie Olympian
Herald Sun
BEIJING gold medallist Elise Rechichi was in the midst of a mini Olympics crisis when major equipment for her 470 class boat failed to turn up at London's Heathrow Airport this morning.

London's Heathrow airport bracing for Olympic rush
Members of the U.S. Olympic sailing team are escorted following their arrival at Heathrow Airport, July 16, 2012. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. London's Heathrow airport is expecting a record number of passengers on Monday as athletes begin to flood into the ...

Athletes, visitors flock to London after security row
LONDON (Reuters) - The first wave of Olympic athletes and visitors began pouring into Britain on Monday as officials played down fears that a packed London would buckle under the pressure of its biggest peacetime security and transport operation ...


Sailing star from ODU eyes golden repeat in London
The Virginian-Pilot
Anna Tunnicliffe-Funk was a child of the wind. Born in England to a family of sailors, she found herself on sailboats from the beginning.

The Virginian-Pilot

Volvo Ocean Race Parade of Sail a Big Victory for Pierce Purcell
Sailing runs in the blood of Dun Laoghaire native and new ISA director Pierce Purcell.

Sailing salon's talking, tacking
San Francisco Chronicle
Sandberg, skipper, guru, adventurer, storyteller and educator, brought together the disparate group for one of his regular Wednesday night sailing salons, where maneuvering a boat through treacherous waters is a metaphor for learning to sailthrough life.

San Francisco Chronicle

London 2012 Olympics: Heathrow 'running smoothly' as athletes arrive
Heathrow expects to handle 236955 passengers today - including Mr Brenner and the US sailingteam - breaking the previous record of 233562 set on July 31 last year. Despite recent problems with queues at passport control, the airport appeared to be ...

Conner Wins US Sailing's Greatest American Sailor Tournament
US SAILING (press release)
PORTSMOUTH, RI (July 16, 2012) – National Sailing Hall of Famer and three-time winner of USSailing's Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Dennis Conner is the last man standing in US Sailing'sGreatest American Sailor Tournament. Six weeks ago, US Sailing ...

Olympic 470 sailors Belcher and Page in Weymouth
Sail World
Firstly we started with the Sail for Gold regatta, which was our first win (opposed to all the second's we had) in this venue. This regatta win made it seven in a row for us. Secondly, on the Queens' Birthday weekend, our super coach Victor was ...

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US sailing team fly into Heathrow
BBC News
Athletes and officials are arriving at the Olympic Village, with 11 days to go until the London Games open.

BBC News

Sailing program for disabled youth underway at Lake Attitash
The Daily News of Newburyport
MERRIMAC — Just in time for summer, a new sailing program for disabled youngsters has opened for business on Lake Attitash. Children representing the.

ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship day 2 - Tricky conditions
Sail World
Spearman is just five points adrift of the leading American and Italian crews in what is already proving to be a high scoring regatta. 'I sailed a consistent day in shifty conditions and was surprised to keep my third spot after a 15th, 13th, and an ...

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Youth Sailing World Championships « Gallery
By Charlie Taylor
Youth Sailing World Championship. http://www.irishtimes.com/blogs/gallery/files/2012/07/202.jpg. Amanda Ng, Singapore, before the start of the girl's Windsurfer RSX Class. youth-sailing-world-championship ...

Marinelli On Candida Sailing Team Goes On To Win Malcesine ...
16 July 2012. It was the Peler, the real protagonist of the final day of the third event of the Audi Melges 20 Sailing Series, organized by B-Plan Sports&Events in collaboration with Fraglia Vela Malcesine and Melges Europe. From early morning ...

Interview: Catching Up With Mathieu Richard - Sailing Sweden
By Fabian Bengtsson
Mathieu Richard, the teams professional skipper, is a skilled match racer and has sailed at Marstrand many times. Now has returned to the island and Sailing Sweden caught up with him in the harbor. Welcome to Marstrand. How does it feel to ...
Sailing Sweden

Museum Confirms Salme Find as Oldest Known Viking Sailing Ship
By David Beard
That means that open-sea sailing started in the Baltic Sea region earlier than thought, Saarte Hääl reported, quoting the popular science magazine Imeline Teadus. Mäss added that the smaller Salme ship that was discovered first was not ...
Viking Archaeology Blog

Tall ships sailing their way into Halifax for another festival | Metro
By Kate Howell
In just four days, downtown Halifax will be bombarded with thousands of people ready to celebrate another tall ships festival in the city. More than 20 ships will be docked along the harbour starting Thursday with over 400 crewmembers ready ...

2012 Mattapoisett Community Sailing Gala Coming Up ...
By Staff
Mattapoisett Community Sailing and the William E. Mee Youth Sailing Program in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, will be holding its annual fund-raising gala on August 11, 2012. This year's theme isSailing Days in Mattapoisett, and will honor 3 ...

Meet U.S. Olympic Sailing Team | NBC Connecticut
Five sailors with Connecticut ties will be among the 16 Olympic athletes at a send -off party on Saturday.

Sail-World.com : U.S. Olympic Sailing Team announced
The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) today announced the members of the 2012 U.S. OlympicTeam. Among the 530 athletes will be 16 American sailors ...

US Junior Women's Singlehanded ... - US SAILING Media
Weaver finished 14th at the US Laser Radial National Championships in May, and won a US JuniorOlympic Sailing event in Seattle last August, where she won ...

Front of Fleet Enjoy Fast Sailing - Sail Training International - Article
The moderate NW wind has made good sailing conditions and the vessels at the front of the fleet have been enjoying some fast sailing. Ebb Tide (UK, Class C) ...

Alpari Sailing (AlpariSailing) on Twitter
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SLAM's Australian Olympic Sailing Team Supporters | Facebook
SLAM's Australian Olympic Sailing Team Supporters is on Facebook. To connect with SLAM's Australian Olympic Sailing Team Supporters, sign up for Facebook ...

U.S. Olympic Sailing Team Send-Off - Sailing Slideshows | NBC ...
The U.S. Olympic sailing team held a ceremony to meet with fans and bid farewell before the trip to London.

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