10 August 2012

Olympic sailing - Light winds cancel 470 medal race

It's calm, so Olympic sailing can't carry on
Yahoo! Sports
WEYMOUTH, England (AP) -- A great day for sunbathers turned out to be a rotten day for Olympic sailing. The men's 470 medals race was abandoned Thursday because there wasn't enough wind on the nicest day of the regatta. The race was rescheduled for ...

US Sailing under review after Americans fail to win Olympic medal
SI.com
While Anna Tunnicliffe wiped her eyes, U.S. Sailing officials on both sides of the Atlantic had blunt assessments and promised an extensive review of their program after the Americans failed to win a medal for the first time since the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Sailing: Captain hails maritime security cordon success
Reuters
WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - The biggest threat the security fleet patrolling the waters of theOlympic sailing events has faced so far has been keeping pleasure boats away from the dinghy of gold medalist Ben Ainslie, the captain of the British Navy ...

Here's the Sailing Video the Olympics Doesn't Want You to See
Wired News
Wiggins offered a hilarious take on women's laser radial, one of 10 Olympic sailing events at the 2012 Summer Games. Wiggins dubbed his commentary over broadcast footage and posted the video, called Boats, to Vimeo. It soon went viral. That's when the ...

Golden sailors buoyed by Wangi wanderers
ABC Online
Australia's fifth gold medal at the London Olympics has come came from sailing duo Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen. It's not only another success story from the sailing team, but also a testament to the great sailing breeding ground that is Lake ...

Olympics sailing: Light winds cancel 470 medal race
BBC Sport
Britain's quest for 470 Olympic gold was put on hold when light winds caused the cancellation of the medal race on Thursday. GB sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell are guaranteed a silver medal and have a chance of overhauling Australia for gold.

BBC Sport

Sailing-Racing postponed for day due to lack of wind
Reuters
WEYMOUTH, England Aug 9 (Reuters) - The Olympic sailing events were postponed on Thursday because of a lack of wind. The men's 470 race has been rescheduled for Friday at 1000 GMT together with the women's 470 at 1100 and the match racing ...

No sailing today because of no wind
Yahoo! Sports (blog)
(Getty)No matter how hard the London Organizing Committee tried, they couldn't control every aspect of the Olympics. Though they had everything in place to hand out medals in sailing today, they were missing one crucial item: wind. The men's 470 meals ...

Yahoo! Sports (blog)

Sailing: Australia and New Zealand set the pace
Reuters
WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand confirmed gold and silver respectively in the men's Olympic 49er class on Wednesday while defending champions Denmark took bronze with 14 nations having shared 21 sailing medals in the ...

Sailing's popularity set fair as Olympic regatta is spectator hit
The Guardian
Going into London 2012, there was scepticism about whether sailing could ever be a spectator sport. Usually Olympic regattas take place way out to sea, the sails mere dots, and can only be followed on a screen. Even then the intricacies can be puzzling...

The Guardian

Irish Comedian Does Hilarious Olympic Sailing Commentary
The Post Game (blog)
Irish comedian Chris Tordoff released a video this week in which he provides commentary for a recentsailing competition, and it is downright hilarious. Tordoff does not know any more about sailing than the average viewer, yet his lack of sailing ...

Olympic gold one race away
Stuff.co.nz
As helm of the New Zealand women's 470 sailing crew, Jo Aleh is used to calling the shots. But it could well be crew Polly Powrie who holds the key to success as the young Kiwis chase Olympic glory in what promises to be an unmissable duel on the ...

Stuff.co.nz

Debbie Capozzi's quest for sailing medal is over
Newsday (blog)
Bayport native Debbie Capozzi and the Olympic sailing team's quest for a medal ended Wednesday with an upset loss to Finland in the women's Elliott 6-meter quarterfinals. With the exception of the 1980 Olympics, which the United States boycotted, this ...

Sailors eye future in America's Cup
Otago Daily Times
As far as jobs interviews go, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke should feel pretty confident. They didn't do much talking - Burling is a man of few words anyway - and there isn't actually a job for them to go to, yet, but the young Kiwi sailors who picked ...

Otago Daily Times

NERYC to host UD Sailing Team
Examiner.com
The North East River Yacht Club (NERYC) has announced that it will begin hosting the University of Delaware Sailing Team at it's facilities on the North East River, on the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay. The relocation of the program will be ...

Russian Billionaire Builds Largest Sailing Yacht, CNBC Reports
Bloomberg
Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko ordered construction of the world's largest sailing yacht for about $100 million, CNBC reported today, citing unidentified people in the shipbuilding industry. The boat, about 400-feet (122-meters) long, will be ...

Weather Wins Gold Medal In Stopping Olympic Sailing
Fox News
Apparently wind stopped blowing wherever they were doing Olympic sailing, so they just gave up. Preliminary results will stand. That blows. — Pat Forde (@YahooForde) August 9, 2012. Lest you think this is an isolated incident: medal races in Beijing ...

US sailors knocked out of Olympic medal chase
StarNewsOnline.com
Anna Tunnicliffe, the last American skipper with a chance, couldn't fight back tears after her run at a second straight gold medal ended Wednesday. U.S. Sailing officials on both sides of the Atlantic had blunt assessments and promised an extensive ...

Sailing fleets race through Penobscot Bay waters in two classic regattas
The Weekly Packet
Two classic sailing yacht races—the Camden Classic and Eggemoggin Reach Regatta—made for thrilling views from shore, but there was plenty of excitement on board the vessels, too. The winds hold for Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. Ninety-three wooden ...

Sailing success to forge golden couple
Ninemsn
Australia may crown a golden couple at the Olympics with sailor Nina Curtis on track to emulate her boyfriend - triumphant kayaker David Smith. Smith and his crew of surf lifesavers provided a shot in the arm to the nation's medal tally on Thursday ...

Russian Billionaire Builds the World's Largest Sailing Yacht
CNBC.com (blog)
According to industry executives, Melnichenko and his yacht team are in the early stages of building a ship that will likely become the largest sailing yacht in the world. The ship follows news this summer that a Middle Eastern billionaire is building ...

CNBC.com (blog)

Eurosaf Youth Sailing European Championship – More challenges on Day 3
Sail World
The windsurfers, sailing in the RS:X class, continue to be dominated by British sailors, with Saskia Sills, fresh from winning the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth SailingWorld Championship in Ireland leading the girls fleet and Joe Bennett with three ...

Sail World

Olympic sailing legend Ben Ainslie to tour his Lymington home in open topped bus
Bournemouth Echo
SPORTING hero Ben Ainslie will tour his home town in an open-topped bus after becoming the most decorated sailor in Olympic history. Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Lymington to congratulate the 35-year-old athlete, who won his ...

No Medals for Bayport Olympian Capozzi and U.S.A. Sailing Team
Patch.com
Tomorrow we get a chance to fight for fifth place in the 5-8 sail offs. We intend to hit the race course hard and finish with the best possible result we can. Yes, we are out of the medals, but our regattaisn't over and we want to finish as high as ...

Perrysburg's Anna Tunnicliffe an upset victim in Olympic sailing
Plain Dealer
View full sizeAP file"I'm really disappointed that it's us going home," said U.S.Olympic sailor Anna Tunnicliffe, a gold medalist in Bejing who lost on Wednesday. "It hurts. It didn't work out for us this time, unfortunately." LONDON -- The Olympic ...

Plain Dealer

Volunteer offers life-saving skills at Olympic sailing events
Oxford Mail
With an expected 50000 people visiting the Dorset seaside town each day throughout the duration of the Games, the Red Cross has joined forces with St John Ambulance to provide first aid throughout the Olympic sailing events, which began on July 29 and ...

Weather Wins Gold Medal In Stopping Olympic Sailing - From Our ...
By Andy Hutchins
Olympic sailing competitions have been postponed by a lack of wind for the second straight Olympics.
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