04 August 2012

Olympic Sailing: Ben Ainslie Of Great Britain Grabs 1st Win Of 2012 Olympics

Olympic Sailing: Ben Ainslie Of Great Britain Grabs 1st Win Of 2012 Olympics
Huffington Post
WEYMOUTH, England -- British star Ben Ainslie finally stuck his stern in front of Denmark's Jonas Hoegh-Christensen to boost his bid to become the greatest sailor in games history. Ainslie got his first victory at the London Olympics on Thursday afternoon in ...

Two NZ Olympic sailing crews ranked second
Voxy
In front of their family and friends on the Nothe spectator course, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have reclaimed their grasp on the Olympic 49er second place standing, while 470 women Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie had similar performances to also be ranked ...

Ainslie ready to battle for gold
BBC News
Olympics sailing: Ben Ainslie ready to battle for gold. By Rob Hodgetts BBC Sport at Olympic sailing in Weymouth. Ben Ainslie says he is prepared for a "huge battle" with Dane Jonas Hogh-Christensen as the Briton chases his fourth Olympic gold medal.

BBC News

Dorset sailing festival shuts early
The Press Association
(UKPA) – 15 minutes ago. A festival planned to run parallel with the Olympic sailing has closed after attracting dramatically fewer visitors than expected. The Bayside Festival had advertised 17 days of live entertainment, display acts and over 100 retailers and ...

Men and women's Olympic Laser classes near dramatic conclusion
Examiner.com
The Laser sailboat is, without a doubt, one of the best known and most widelysailed dinghies in the world. Its popularity stems largely from the fact that it is easy to transport and has a simple design yet still manages to be very fast. It was designed by Bruce ...

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Olympics sailing: Iain Percy & Andrew Simpson eye Star title
BBC News
Olympics sailing: Iain Percy & Andrew Simpson eye Star title. By Rob Hodgetts BBC Sport at Olympic sailing in Weymouth. Great Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson are well placed to defend their Olympic Star title. The pair lead Brazilians Robert Scheidt ...

BBC News

Grudge match to decide sailing medals
Ninemsn
The first medals at the Olympic sailing regatta are set to be decided in thrilling style on Sunday, as home favourite Ben Ainslie competes in a do-or-die grudge match with great Dane, Jonas Hogh-Christensen. Ainslie is bidding to win his fourth gold medal and ...

Sailing: Ainslie wins mind games with Danish rival
Reuters
WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Three times Olympic gold medal winner Ben Ainslie played mind games with his Danish rival Jonas Hogh-Christensen on Friday and remains on course to add to his haul in the men's heavyweight Finn class. In the tenth and ...

Weymouth Bayside Festival closes after low visitor numbers
BBC News
A major attraction that was a part of Weymouth's celebrations for the Olympic sailing events has closed after lower than expected visitor numbers. The Bayside Festival featured two weeks of live entertainment, displays, food and drink on the Esplanade.

BBC News

Ainslie fifth in first Finn sailing duel
The Press Association
Ben Ainslie and Jonas Hogh-Christensen continued their battle for Olympic sailing gold on Friday, with the Dane winning the first duel of the afternoon. The pair are vying for Finn class glory on the south coast, with Hogh-Christensen leading the way thanks in ...

Irish sailing: Annalise Murphy drops to second in Laser Radial
BBC News
Irish sailing: Annalise Murphy drops to second in Laser Radial. Ireland's Annalise Murphy retains strong hopes of an Olympic sailing medal despite dropping to second place in the Laser Radial class at Weymouth. The Dubliner was second in race seven and ...

Solid day for Kiwi Olympic sailors at Weymouth
Stuff.co.nz
The men's 470 crew are sweating on the decision of a protest later this morning (NZT) that could turn a good day for the New Zealand sailing team into an excellent one at the Olympic regatta in Weymouth. Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders enjoyed ...

Sailing San Francisco Bay Like a Pro
New York Times
For months, sailing has been much in the news in San Francisco. Two America's Cup World Series regattas this year (Aug. 21 to 26 and Oct. 2 to 7) will bring topsailors and catamarans with huge wing sails to the bay. The events will serve as a prelude to the ...

New York Times

40th Buzzards Bay Regatta sails today through Sunday
SouthCoastToday.com
Nearing the finish line, Angelica Yacht Club sailor Craig Correia skippered Queequeg (4415) over the line just ahead of Peter Quandt aboard Sprinter (4114) to finish 3rd in one of the J-24 races during last year's Buzzards Bay Regatta. Nearing the finish line, ...

London Olympics 2012 - US Team Olympic Sailing day 5
Sail World
Extreme weather threatened Weymouth and Portland today and sailors at the Olympic Regatta were faced with high wind, waves and unpredictable conditions. Day 5 racing results for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team: Erik Storck and Trevor Moore 13th in the ...

Sail World

Slingsby leads Laser field, 49ers still ahead
ABC Online
In the day's other sailing results, Australian pair Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen top the standings in the men's 49er after finishing ninth in race nine, fifth in race 10 and fourth in race 11. New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke continued to close the ...

Olympics-Men's sailing Finn race 10 - results
Reuters
LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Britain's Ben Ainslie won the Olympic men's sailing Finn race 10 on Friday with one point at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in London. Results Table Results Finn Men Opening Series Race 10 1. Ben Ainslie (Britain) 1 points ...

Slingsby regains Laser lead
The Australian
LASER world champion Tom Slingsby is back in gold medal position at the Olympic sailingcompetition and says he's shrugged off a worrying bout of poor form. The Australian suffered two bad results on Wednesday and relinquished his overall lead to flying ...

British sailing duo in 1st heading to medal race
Fox News
London, England – Great Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson used two strong finishes Friday to hold onto first place in the men's Star sailing event, and will head into the medal race with a strong chance at the gold medal. Percy and Simpson finished ...

Olympics-Men's sailing Laser race 8 - results
Reuters
Fri Aug 3, 2012 11:40am EDT. LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Australia's Tom Slingsby won theOlympic men's sailing Laser Race 8 on Friday with one point at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in London. Results Table Results Laser men's opening series ...

Olympics- Men's sailing finn race 9 - result
Reuters
LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - The Netherlands' Pieter-Jan Postma won the Olympic men's sailingfinn race 9 at the 2012 London Games on Friday with 1 points at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in London. The current leaders after this phase are ...

Olympics-Men's sailing laser race 7 results
Reuters
LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Argentina's Julio Alsogaray won the Olympic men's sailing laser race 7 at the 2012 London Games on Friday with 1 points at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in London. The current leaders after this phase are Cyprus' Pavlos ...

Olympics-Women's sailing Laser Radial race 8
Reuters
LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Belgium's Evi Van Acker won the Olympic women's sailing Laser Radial race 8 on Friday with one point at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in London. Results Table Results Laser Radial Women Opening Series Race 8 1.

London 2012 Olympics: Festival organisers go into administration after dismal ...
Evening Standard
It also featured the history of Royal Yachting Association's Olympic sailing exhibit, MV Balmoral cruises, Natural England's Jurassic coast display, Royal Marines climbing wall and a Team Extreme skate park. Big screens were also placed around the site to ...

Murphy reeled in by van Acker
Irish Times
Murphy reeled in by van Acker. Olympic Sailing: Annalise Murphy was reeled in by Belgian Evi van Acker today and surrendered top spot in the women's Laser Radial rankings for the first time in eight races at Weymouth. The Dubliner, who won the first four ...

Irish Times

Brits sailing to gold, Aussie out of the race
Herald Sun
BRITISH sailing superstar Ben Ainslie held his nerve to take victory in Friday's second OlympicFinn race and set up Sunday's showpiece final as an absolute thriller. The triple gold medallist's chances of winning the Finn class gold medal appeared dashed ...

New Zealand sailors make medal races
Radio New Zealand
Two New Zealand crews are advancing to the medal races of their events at the Olympic sailingin London. Dan Slater has placed ninth in the fleet after the initial ten races of the men's Finn event while Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner have placed eighth in the ...

Ainslie fights back in sailing contest
The Press Association
Ainslie fights back in sailing contest. (UKPA) – 18 minutes ago. Ben Ainslie is on the verge of becoming the greatest Olympic sailor of all time after getting the psychological edge over leader Jonas Hogh-Christensen. The 35-year-old came into London 2012 ...

OLYMPICS | McNay '05 finishes first day of sailing
Yale Daily News
LONDON —The day after his 31st birthday, American Stu McNay '05 took to the water on Thursday for his first two races at the Olympic sailing venue off the coast of Dorset in southern England. McNay and his crew Graham Biehl, ranked No. 5 in the world by ...

Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 3 | Olympic and ...
By USST
A very busy day of racing in Weymouth and Portland for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team brought mixed results. The day saw the debut of Women's 470 team Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan, who are in 4th overall; the advance to the Star medal ...
Olympic and Paralympic Teams

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing in Weymouth ...
By Keir Radnedge
People can come and cheer on Team GB and watch the sailing action and other Olympic events on the two giant screens at the free Live Site on Weymouth Beach. The sailing events are scheduled to be shown between noon and 6pm. For the ...
KeirRadnedge.com

Abacus Support Manx Sailing for the Disabled | Isle News : Isle of Man
By James Qualtrough
Local fiduciary and fund administration services specialist, Abacus, are supporting another local charity this month by donating over £1000 to Sailing for the.
Isle News : Isle of Man

Ainslie fifth in first Finn sailing duel « Shropshire Star
By PA
Ben Ainslie and Jonas Hogh-Christensen continued their battle for Olympic sailing gold on Friday, with the Dane winning the first duel of the afternoon.
Shropshire Star » Shropshire Star

Olympic Sailing | RYANI
By mary.farrell
Matt, Ryan and James are mid way through their competition.
RYANI

Sailing Olympians leading the way : Isle of Wight News
By Sally Perry
VB interview with sailing Olympians Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark due out over the weekend. Go TeamGB!
Ventnor Blog » Isle of Wight...

Sand, sea and sailing | Government Olympic Communication
By nicksharp
Weymouth and Portland is offering an Olympic experience like no other, giving people the chance to enjoy a traditional British seaside holiday without having to miss any of the sporting action. As the host for the sailing events and the largest ...
Government Olympic Communication

Sailing ship "Sedov" starts its transatlantic voyage: Voice of Russia
By Karina Ivashko
The Russian sailing ship “Sedov” that is making its round-the- world voyage has already successfully overcome a 5000- mile distance (the first stage) and started its transatlantic cruise. The route from the port of Casablanca (Morocco) to Brazil ...
Voice of Russia, News

Ainslie fights back in sailing contest « This Is Jersey
By PA
Ben Ainslie is on the verge of becoming the greatest Olympic sailor of all time after getting the psychological edge over leader Jonas Hogh-Christensen.
This Is Jersey » This Is Jersey

Olympics: Sailing crews struggle - SailNet Community
By NewsReader
Most of New Zealand's sailing contingent struggled to post strong results on the water at the London Olympics overnight.Dan Slater in the Finn.
SailNet Community

British sailing duo in 1st heading to medal race
By askthebookie
Percy and Simpson finished fourth in the day's first race, then won the other. They sit in first with 18 points, while Brazil's Robert Scheidt and.
Ask The Bookie

Sailing: Mills and Clark kick start gold medal campaign | Sportsister
By JessicaW
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark got their gold medal campaign in the women's 470 off to a solid start earlier today, recovering well from a disappointing first race which saw them finish sixth to win the second race of the day.
Sportsister

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