14 August 2012

2012 Olympic sailing reviews

2012 Olympic sailing medals
Examiner.com
The 2012 Olympics have come to an end. The last of the Olympic sailing classes had its medal races on Saturday, August 11th, bringing to a close some intensely fought competition on the water. Great Britain took the most medals, with a total of five ...

Weymouth's Olympic sailing events give the sport a boost
Dorset Echo
Clark, who is from West Mersea, Essex but has a house in Wyke Regis, Weymouth with her Olympian boyfriend Paul Goodison , said her hometown sailing club had been 'inundated' with interest from new cadets. The 32-year-old said the TV images of the ...

Sailing: Australia sinks British hopes on home waters
Reuters
WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - An era of British sailing dominance came to an end on home waters at the London Olympics as Australia stole the host nation's crown, winning three of the 10 golds up for grabs. Sailing, which lives in fear of being dropped ...

US Sailing: 'The team didn't do well. We all know that'
Darien Times
As the 2012 Olympic Games, where the US Sailing team was represented by Laser racer Rob Crane, 26 of Darien, came to a close in Weymouth and Portland, England, the team shut up shop and headed to London over the weekend to spend the evening ...

Sailors stung as talk turns to cuts
ABC Online
ELEANOR HALL: Senior figures in Australian sailing are outraged at the plans by the New South Wales Institute of Sport to cut the sport from its program despite our sailors' success in London. The plans were revealed to the ABC even as the sailing team ...

Dar sailing fans brace for rare treat
The Citizen Daily
Tanzanian sailing fans are promised a major treat this month when the country hosts the 10th edition of the Coca-Cola Africa Optimist Championship. Over 100 young sailors from 11 countries across the continent are expected to battle it out for top ...

7 sailors rescued off Kaena Point; no injuries
San Francisco Chronicle
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Seven people are safe after their boat sank while sailing from Kauai to Oahu. The Coast Guard rescued them early Monday 29 miles off Oahu's Kaena Point. There were no injuries. The Coast Guard says they were all wearing life ...

Kids sailing at full sail Two new skiffs added by Marco Sailing Center Booster ...
Marconews
Roger LaLonde/Staff Dean Heard, treasurer of the Marco Island Sailing Center Booster Club, greets Alex Galiana, Marco Island Recreation Administrative Supervisor, at the sailing center after the club provided two new skiffs for its sailing program ...

Crowds pack Weymouth beach to soak up last bit of Olympics 2012 atmosphere
Dorset Echo
AS THE Olympic Sailing events drew to a close, people packed the beach to soak up the last bit of patriotic atmosphere. Residents and visitors said they had a wonderful Olympic experience in the borough and that the Live Site had been a huge hit.

Ben Ainslee shows still waters run deep as he turns his mind to the Americas Cup
Evening Standard
To understand what makes Ben Ainslie tick, watch a BBC interview dating back 11 days. The 35-year-old's hopes of winning a fourth straight Olympic gold were slipping away and his back was so bad at one point a helicopter was waiting to fly him to ...

Sailors should look to SA, says premier
The Australian
Noting Australia's success in sailing at the London Games and reports that the NSW Institute of Sport is set to scrap its sailing program, Mr Weatherill has touted the waters off Adelaide's coast as a great place for the sport. "We have a beautiful ...

Dennis Conner Sailing J/105 NA's
J/Sailing News (blog)
J/105 sailor Dennis Conner enjoying sailing off San Diego (San Diego, CA)- Dennis Conner has been having fun in his "post-America's Cup" life. Who can blame him, he should be having fun. After a remarkable record of winning the AC with his own program ...

Sailing simply child's play for Stuart Bithell
Manchester Evening News
Speaking exclusively to M.E.N. Sport in the wake of his Games triumph, Bithell said: “I was about 13 or 14 at the time and was sailing an open meeting with my mate, Matt Mee. We both started at Hollingworth Lake and he actually went on to become World ...

For Nokomis sailor, Olympic glory is four years and a continent away
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
... Olympic glory is four years and a continent away. Fred Strammer and his sailing partner, Zach Brown, train in San Francisco in the fall of 2011. The pair hope to represent the United States in the 2016 Olympics. PHOTO PROVIDED BY OURROADTORIO.

Olympic gold medallist Pippa Wilson inspired by Weymouth events
Dorset Echo
GOLD medallist Pippa Wilson not only thinks that Weymouth and Portland 's 2012 Olympic sailing regatta will inspire a new generation of athletes but also says she has been inspired herself. Pippa, 26, who won gold at the Beijing 2008 Games in the ...

Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012: The Weather Gods are smiling
Sail World
With a record number of sailors, over 1000 spread across 122 boats, the 23rd annual Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week is already a great success, says long time Whitsunday Sailing Club race official Jim Hayes, the Principal Race officer for this event.

Sail World

Sailing in Hinton!
This is The West Country
The SYCSA is just completing its third year of free sailing taster sessions for local schools and was delighted the Hinton youngsters took to it like the proverbial ducks to water. The sessions were held at Durleigh Sailing Club on Durleigh Reservoir ...

Photo by REUTERS 9 hours ago
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sail before the fifth race of the men's 49er sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England, August 1, 2012. ... more. New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sail ...

Club to cash in on Olympic gold
Toowoomba Chronicle
The Aussie sailors were a shining light in London, winning three gold medals and a silver when so many of our country's athletes performed below their world rankings. And Elliott said the club planned to make the most of sailing's new-found profile ...

NSW Institute of Sport planning to dump sailing program
ABC Online
Australia's Olympic gold medal-winning sailing community is angry over plans to cut spending on the sport in the wake of the London Games. The New South Wales Institute of Sport is poised to scrap its sailing program from next year. The decision comes ...

Woman overboard sinks gold bid
The Age
AUSTRALIAN hopes of adding a fourth sailing gold medal in the final of the match-racing in high seas off Weymouth were dashed in dramatic fashion when 19-year-old skipper Olivia Price was thrown off the back of her boat in the third race of the best-of ...

Navy Offshore Sailing Competes in Governor's Cup
NavySports.com
MARY'S, Md. -- The Navy offshore sailing team wrapped up its second block of summer training with two crews competing in the Maryland Governor's Cup from Annapolis to St. Mary's last weekend. The race is one of the largest of the year in terms of fleet ...

NavySports.com

Irish commentary on Olympic sailing video goes viral | The ...
By Periscope Writer
Sure, it's probably not real - but this viral video featuring an Irish commentator during the Olympicwomen's sailing contest is still funny.
The Periscope Post

Olympic Sailing in Weymouth - A Sailing Tourist's Review.
By Business News Desk
You had to really want to go to Weymouth & Portland to watch the Olympic sailing, but once you were there is was a great visitor experience.
Yacht Racing Business

Don't miss story about the Olympic Sailing Coach Dave Hughes ...
By lmooney
Don't miss story about the Olympic Sailing Coach Dave Hughes, class of '99. August 13, 2012. Read the August 1 Portland Press Herald article about Dave Hughes, class of '99, caught the sailing 'bug' as a middle school student in Yarmouth.
USM Public Affairs

The Adventure Blog: Voyage To Rapanui: Sailing The Pacific ...
By Kraig Becker
Voyage To Rapanui: Sailing The Pacific Without The Help Of Modern Technology. There is absolutely no denying that technology has had a dramatic impact on our way of life, both for good and for ill. Thanks to our ever-growing reliance on ...
The Adventure Blog

Sailing Deserves its Olympic Status | Boats.com Blog
By Carol Cronin
Sailing is not exclusive or expensive, except at the Olympic level.
Boats.com Blog

Hoofers Sailing wins big in summer competitions » Terrace Views
By terraceviews-admin
It has been a summer filled with trophies and triumph for Hoofers Sailing, as teams traveled across the country to win awards in the 2012 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) National Championships and place first in their division at the ...
Terrace Views

Sailing on the Kajama | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
By nobody@flickr.com (B. R. Murphy)
Sailing on the Kajama. On Lake Ontario. Comments and faves. ☆ ... This photo belongs to. B. R. Murphy's photostream (4554) · Julie DSC_0388 · Julie DSC_0553 · Sailing on the Kajama · The Bowsprit · Up. License. All Rights Reserved ...
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Sailing Momentum into the America's Cup | OCSC Sailing Blog
By Michael Spranger
Aired on NBC Bay Area August 10, 2012 Laurence Scott from NBC Bay Area recently interviewed our CEO Rich Jepsen on his thoughts around the Americas Cup. The.
OCSC Sailing Blog

Update: E-Ship 1 – Sailing Ship without Sails | Old Salt Blog – a ...
By Rick Spilman
Making use of the Magnus effect, the rotors spin at high speeds and develop lift as the wind blows across them, creating, in essence, a sailing ship without sails. One obvious advantage to the E-Ship 1 design is that rotors do not interfere with ...
Old Salt Blog - a virtual port...

Congrats to Chicago Area Olympians! | Chicago Like a Local
By the1tab
In sailing, Bob Willis finished 22nd in Olympic Sailing Regatta. Sean Rooney from suburban Wheaton was a member of the men's indoor volleyball team. Wrestler Ellis Coleman of suburban Oak Park was eliminated in the first round of the ...
Chicago Like a Local

Aussies win 3rd Olympic sailing gold, NZ also golden - NBC Olympics
A gold medal went to each side of the Tasman Sea on Friday in a dominating showing from Down Under in sailing's 470 class.
www.nbcolympics.com/.../aussies-win-3rd-olympic-sailing-gol...

Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 9 | Olympic and ...
Due to lack of wind at the sailing venue in Weymouth & Portland, all racing was abandoned ...
olympics.ussailing.org/.../daily-report-u-s-olympic-sailing-tea...

Current Medals and Standings in Olympic Sail Races
Here's an up-to-date listing of the medal winners, by country and competitor name, for each of the seven 2012 sailing Olympic events that have been raced to ...
sailing.about.com/.../current-medals-and-standings-in-olympic...

Olympic Sailing Photos - Sailing Photo Galleries | London 2012
Day 4: Sailing action at Weymouth and Portland. Yuki Sunaga of Japan competes in the RS:X women's Sailing. PreviousNext. Full screenPlay1 / 8. Yuki Sunaga ...
www.london2012.com/sailing/photos/galleryid=1314574/

Improper Course: Aussie Olympic Sailing
Aussie Olympic Sailing. By Doug. Another reason to use the Aussies as sailing role models. In ...
www.impropercourse.com/2012/.../aussie-olympic-sailing.htm...

Kiwis get Olympic sailing gold in women's 470 - Times Union
WEYMOUTH, England (AP) — New Zealand's Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie won the gold medal in the women's 470 on Friday, the Kiwis' second sailing medal of ...
www.timesunion.com/.../Kiwis-get-Olympic-sailing-gold-in-w...

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