30 July 2012

Weymouth Olympic sailing events under way

Olympics-Sailing-Dane Hogh-Christensen shades Ainslie on opening day
WEYMOUTH, England, July 29 (Reuters) - Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen nailed his colours to the mast of his Finn single-handed heavyweight dinghy on Sunday, beating reigningOlympic champion Ben Ainslie into second position in both the first two ...

Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for sailors | Reuters: "Not to be outdone by London's spectacular opening ceremony on Friday, the English seaside town that along with its near neighbor Portland is hosting the world's best sailors, staged its own extravaganza. At the end of the 'Battle for the Winds' the waters of Weymouth Bay were set alight as 2,012 people waded into its murky depths holding flaming torches above their heads. Thousands flocked to the beach to catch the show, which included disabled performers from Britain and Brazil and captured some of the carnival atmosphere more typical of Rio de Janeiro than the cooler waters of England's south coast. "I doubt we'll ever get a bigger audience than this," said a beaming Jamie Beddard, 45, one of the directors who masterminded the ambitious production."

Olympics-Men's sailing Finn Race 1 results - chicagotribune.com: "Denmark's Jonas Hoegh Christensen won the opening Olympic men's sailing Finn race at Ads by Google the 2012 London Games on Sunday with one point at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour on England's south coast. The current leaders after this phase are Christensen, Britain's Ben Ainslie and Croatia's Ivan Kljakovic-Gaspic." 

Ben Ainslie secures second-place finishes in opening Olympic sailing races
The Independent
Three-time gold medallist Ben Ainslie struck a satisfied figure after securing second-place finishes in both of today's opening Olympic sailing races. The 35-year-old is the undoubted star of Great Britain's sailing team and the bookies' favourite to top the Finn ...

Weymouth Olympic sailing events under way
BBC News
Traffic restrictions have been put in place ahead of the sailing and windsurfing events. Assistant Chief Constable Adrian Whiting believes their handling of the recent Olympic Torch Relay demonstrated an ability to handle security at the largest Olympic venue ...

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Dane leads Ainslie after 1st day of sailing
Fox News
London, England – Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen edged Great Britain's Ben Ainslie in both men's Finn races Sunday, when sailing at the London Olympics got underway. The competition began with early action in the men's Finn and Star classes, ...

Weymouth setting trend for Olympic sailing
BBC News
Along with neighbours Portland, this is the moment it has spent years preparing for - the start of the London 2012 sailing events. The main draw on day one was undoubtedly Ben Ainslie as he began his quest to become the greatest everOlympic sailor by ...

BBC News

Olympics-Men's sailing Finn Race 2 results
LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - Men's sailing Finn Race 2 results. 1. Jonas Hogh-Christensen (Denmark) 1 points 2. Ben Ainslie (Britain) 2 3. Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (Croatia) 3 4. Jonathan Lobert (France) 4 5. Daniel Birgmark (Sweden) 5 6. Vasilij Zbogar ...

Olympics sailing: Ben Ainslie enjoys good Finn class start
BBC Sport
Ben Ainslie kicked off his campaign for a fourth Olympic sailing gold medal with two second places on a sunny, breezy day in Weymouth and Portland. The Briton trailed Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen in both Finn class races to sit second by two points.

BBC Sport

British star Ben Ainslie sets sail in pursuit of fourth straight Olympic gold
Washington Post
Ainslie, 35, is the most famous member of Britain's powerful and well-funded sailing team — a nautical equivalent of the New York Yankees — which has topped the medals tables at the last three games. He's been called Britain's greatest sailor since Admiral ...

Ainslie sets sail toward Olympic history
Huffington Post
WEYMOUTH, England — Everything is set up perfectly in Ben Ainslie's quest to become the most successful Olympic sailor ever. He'll be sailing in home waters in front of thousands of fans in this quaint seaside resort that was favored by King George III.

Olympics-Men's sailing Finn Race 1 results
Chicago Tribune
Christensen won the opening Olympic men's sailing Finn race at. the 2012 London Games on Sunday with one point at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour on England's south coast. The current leaders after this phase are Christensen, Britain's Ben Ainslie ...

Ainslie makes solid Olympic Sailing start in Weymouth
Boxscore News
Ainslie makes solid Olympic Sailing start in Weymouth. Ben Ainslie (photo courtesy BOA). British Olympic Association. July 29, 2012. Ben Ainslie got his bid for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal underway in the opening day of the Olympic regatta at ...

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Olympics-Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for Olympic sailors
WEYMOUTH, England, July 28 (Reuters) - A battle for the winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta. Not to be outdone by ...

Ireland's O'Leary sails on despite betting probe
Chicago Tribune
O'Leary, his face largely obscured by a black-hooded top and dark glasses was whisked past waiting reporters in the mixed zone at the Olympic sailing venue at Portland, close to the English seaside town of Weymouth. The sailor, still wearing his wetsuit, ...

Weymouth Journal: A Town Becalmed by Olympic Sailing
New York Times (blog)
Periodically throughout the Olympics, The Times will check in with Dennis Spurr, owner of the Fantastic Sausage Factory in Weymouth, a pretty town on the English coast where the sailing events are taking place. Spurr's sausage business was targeted by the ...

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Olympic sailing: Finn and Star class campaigns get underway
Dorset Echo
Races will take place on the Nothe Course and then Weymouth Bay West, with the former allowing ticketed spectators to watch sailing for the first time at an Olympics. 9:43am. @deliciousdd Good morning princess, you should be down here enjoying the ...

Olympic sailing under way
Kiwis competing at the Sailing event of the London 2012 Olympic Games made a solid start in near perfect sailing conditions off the shores of Weymouth. Winds of 12-18kn saw Finn sailor Dan Slater finish his first two races in seventh and eleventh place, ...

London 2012 Olympics - Opening Day, Opening Salvoes
Sail World
Three events opened the action at the Olympic sailing regatta on July 29th, and while it's hard to make much of a judgement about the Women's Match Racing after just four flights, the other two classes saw some more significant performance indicators.

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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy broadens horizons
Since being selected as a Games venue, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), which began in 2000, has benefitted from significant investment – with all improvements designed to help the site prosper long after the Olympic ...

Olympics-Men's sailing Star opening series Race 2 results
LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - Men's sailing Star opening series Race 2 results. Results Star Men Opening Series Race 2 1. Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada (Brazil) 2. Iain Percy/Andrew Simpson (Britain) 3. Mateusz Kusznierewicz/Dominik Zycki (Poland) 4.

London 2012 Olympics: sailing hit by controversy as on-board cameras and ...
Tensions among Olympic sailors at Weymouth were fraying even before the first race started with the on-board cameras and inconsistency over the policing of rules topping the list of gripes. Ben Ainslie: London 2012 Olympics: Sailing hit by controversy as ...


UPDATE 1-Olympics-Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for sailors
Chicago Tribune
the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta. Not to be outdone by London's spectacular opening ceremony on Friday, the English seaside town that along with its near neighbour Portland is hosting the world's best sailors, staged its own extravaganza. At the end of ...

Olympics Tourism Boost Sails Into Weymouth
Sky News
At 120 miles from London, the Sailing host town Weymouth is the furthest Olympic venue from the capital. The sleepy seaside resort in Dorset was chosen for the event in 2005 - because of its internationally acclaimed sailing waters. The town was promised ...

London 2012 Olympics: Ben Ainslie makes solid start to quest for fourth gold ...
For Høgh-Christensen, there is the additional motivation of trying to prevent Ainslie usurping his compatriot Paul Elvstrom as the most successful Olympic sailor in history. Elvstrom won four golds between 1948 and 1960 and sailed in eight Games in total, his ...


Ben Ainslie makes rare impressive start on first day of Olympic sailing
The three-time Olympian, who won silver at his first Games in Atlanta 1996, rarely starts well at the Olympics but managed second on the first day of sailing in Weymouth. Ainslie said earlier in the week that it would be nice to get off to a good start for once but ...


Team GB Round-up: Ben Ainslie provides hope on tough day for Brits
The Independent
Three-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie began his bid for another sailing gold medal with a promising second-place finish in his opening race. The 35-year-old is strongly fancied to take Finn class gold on home waters and today he overcame a difficult start ...

Jodyn Wieber fails to qualify, won't compete for all-around title
But world champion Jordyn Wieber, a heavy favorite to add the Olympic gold, won't even get to contend for the all-around title after finishing behind teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. ... Douglas scored a 15.333, and the Americans were cruising.

Seaside sailing Olympics: Weymouth's nailed it
Yachting World
... the Olympics is worth it? My answer's a definite yes, even if sailing's not normally your thing. Weymouth sailing olympics. If you're wondering whether to come to Weymouth during the sailingOlympics I can tell you the categorical answer: yes. Get down here.

Olympics: NZ sailors off to rough start
New Zealand Herald
New Zealand's Olympic sailing campaign is off to a slow start after mixed results on the water on day one of action. The men's Star pairing of Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner finished 15th and seventh in their first two races to sit in 13th place overall while the ...

Irish sailors produce fine start at Olympic Games
BBC Sport
Irish sailors produce fine start at Olympic Games. The Olympic sailing and canoe waters proved fruitful for Ireland's hopefuls on Sunday after the swimmers' comparative struggles in the morning. Corkman Peter O'Leary and Dubliner David Burrows lie second ...

BBC Sport

Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – July 29 | Olympic and ...
Weymouth and Portland, U.K. (July 29, 2012) – The 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta began in Weymouth and Portland, U.K. with racing in the Finn and Star classes, plus in Women's Match Racing. The U.S. Olympic Sailing Team's overall results ...
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London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing in Weymouth ...
By Keir Radnedge
... July) as Weymouth and Portland host the second day of the London 2012 Olympic sailingevents. Tomorrow's sailing races include the Men's 49er, Men's Finn, Men's Laser, Men's Star, Women's Elliott 6m and Women's Laser Radial classes.

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SPORT REVIEWS - Olympics Sailing: Ben Ainslie enjoys good Finn ...
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Great Britain's Ben Ainslie kicked off his campaign for a fourth Olympic sailing gold medal with second place in the first Finn race of the Games.
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With a fairly powerful computer, this really does give a powerful sense of sailing. Add surround sound, a wind-effect oscillating fan and someone to flick salty-water in your face and you'll not be able to get much closer to the real thing.
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Culture | South Korean Olympic Coach Drives MG6 Drunk, Gets ...
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The head coach for South Korean's Olympic sailing team has been sent home in disgrace after he was caught drink-driving. Jae-Cheol Lee, 38, had spent Tuesday evening drinking wine at a welcome party in Weymouth, Dorset, which is ...
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London 2012: Ben Ainslie not taking Olympic sailing gold for ...
He may be the favourite, but Britain's greatest Olympic sailor will still be anxious before his race at Weymouth and Portland.
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OLYMPIC SAILING UPDATE: Team USA Splits on Opening Day ...
Former Old Dominion University sailing standouts Anna Tunnicliffe and Debbie Capozzi guided the United States to a split in the opening day of the round robin ...

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