03 August 2012

Olympic Sailing Reports

Britain nearing Olympic sailing medals
In another busy day of Olympic sailing off the southern coast of England, Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell of Britain took the lead after the first two races in the men's 470 class (two-person dinghy). They won one of the races and finished second in the other.

What Olympic Sailors Need To Compete
The Post Game (blog)
In some sports, all a competitor needs is a jersey and a good pair of shoes, but a sailor has a full bag of gear just to get on the water, and that's not counting the boat and all the hardware. Here's a look at some of the most essential items sailors are using in the ...

Olympic sailing progress report
Radio New Zealand
Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders made their Olympic debut in the Men's 470 class on day five of the Olympic Sailing competition and positioned themselves well near the top of the fleet. They are ranked fourth overall after opening the 10 race event ...

NZ men's 470 crew start well in Olympic sailing
The young New Zealand men's 470 crew have made a good start to their Olympic sailing regatta to be fourth overall, one point off third, after the first two races at Weymouth today. Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders slowly got into their work, following an ...


Sailing: Riled Ainslie fights back in Finn
WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Britain's three-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie closed the gap on Danish rival Jonas Hogh-Christensen to three points as the battle for Finn gold descended into acrimony on Thursday. Hogh-Christensen capsized in his ...

GB Sailing: Finn rivals have 'made me angry' - Ben Ainslie
BBC Sport
GB Sailing: Finn rivals have 'made me angry' - Ben Ainslie. By Rob Hodgetts BBC Sport at the Olympic sailing, Weymouth. Ben Ainslie warned his rivals they had "made him angry" as he reignited his quest for a fourth Olympic gold medal. The Briton hit back ...

BBC Sport

US Olympic Sailing Team produces string results on Day 3 of 2012 London ...
bettor.com (blog)
U.S Olympic Sailing Team produces string results on Day 3 of 2012 London Olympic Games. Spectators preset in London are having a tremendous time watching their favourite sailors performing up to the mark in the 2012 London Olympic Games. So far ...

Local women win another Olympic sailing match
The Virginian-Pilot
Local sailors Anna Tunnicliffe and Debbie Capozzi won another sailing match this morning, beating the team from the Netherlands in Day 6 of the round-robin for the Elliott 6m at the Olympics, according to the London Olympics site. The U.S. team, which also ...

GB Sailing: Percy and Simpson extend Star class lead
BBC Sport
Defending champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson tightened their grip on theOlympic Star class title on a dominant day for British sailors in Weymouth. The pair came first and second in their two races in big waves and strong winds to extend their lead to ...

BBC Sport

London 2012 Olympics - Strong sailing from Team Ireland
Sail World
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, today saw the return of the Star class, following a lay day and with them, Peter O'Leary and David Burrows. The pair placed ninth and seventh in their two races which sees them remain ninth overall.

Sail World

Sailing's odd couple eye Games medal
But Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell hope there is nothing odd about their London Olympic sailing campaign. The duo were only paired together in Australia's women's 470 dinghy late last year. Stowell, 15 years Rechichi's senior, is a muscular, tough ...

London 2012 Olympics - 470 sailors Rechichi and Stowell seek gold
Sail World
At London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Olympic gold medallists Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell begin their 2012 campaign on Friday with the 470 women's class the final one to get underway in Weymouth. Rechichi and Stowell have only been ...

Sail World

London 2012 Olympics - Profitable day 5 for Team GBR
Sail World
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Britain's sailors enjoyed a 'champagne' day five with the team picking up seven race victories at Weymouth and Portland. A double bullet for the 49er pair of Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes was the highlight ...

Sail World

Morrison, Rhodes lead good sailing day for British
Sacramento Bee
Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes won two races Thursday in the men's 49er sailing competition, highlighting a good day on the waters for Great Britain. Following the victories, Morrison and Rhodes sit in second in the class, also known as men's skiff, behind ...

Ainslie grabs 1st win of 2012 Olympics
Ainslie is trying to win his fourth straight gold medal and fifth straight Olympic medal overall to eclipse Denmark's Paul Elvstrom as the greatest games sailor ever. Elvstrom won four straight golds from 1948-60. The top 10 sailors advance to the medals race.


Collision costs Aust sailors dearly
A minor collision put a dent in Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen's gold medal hopes and allowed their in-form British rivals back into contention at the Olympic sailing regatta. The Australian 49er skiff world champions clipped another boat's tiller during ...

NZ 470 crew make strong debut, 49ers slip back
Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders made their Olympic debut in the Men's 470 class on day five of the Olympic Sailing competition, and already they have positioned themselves well near the top of the fleet. "Our regatta is ten races long, so for now it's ...

GB Sailing: Ben Ainslie's path to glory blocked by Great Dane
BBC Sport
GB Sailing: Ben Ainslie's path to glory blocked by Great Dane. By Rob Hodgetts BBC Sport at the Olympic sailing, Weymouth. Ben Ainslie came into the London Olympics with a Danish sailor at the back of his mind. Halfway through his quest for a fourth gold ...

BBC Sport

The Associated Press
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Heavy winds are playing havoc with spinnakers at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth, southwest England. American flags decorate the leg wraps of Rafalca, a horse ridden by Jan Ebeling of the United States, during a training session for the equestrian ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Sailing group shocked at move over windsurfing
Yahoo! Sports
The sailing federation says the decision was made democratically, and says it's stunned that the group - the International RS:X Class Association - would even consider legal action against the world governing body. The federation says the move could ...

Sailing federation shocked at legal action by windsurfing group
Washington Post
WEYMOUTH, England — The International Sailing Federation said it was shocked that the International RS:X Class Association took legal action in response to a decision to drop windsurfing from the sailing competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

London Olympics 2012 - Hump day for the Canadian team
Sail World
Laser medal hopeful Paul Goodison from the UK's sailing team was in severe pain yesterday having reported major back pains though he was on the course today. Also from the UK team come the low results from superstar Finn sailor Ben Ainslie, whose ...

Sail World

Schoolboy errors leave sailors Malcolm Page and Mat Belcher reeling
BEIJING gold medallist Malcolm Page says he is angry after a disappointing, error-strewn start to his Olympic sailing regatta. The 40-year-old 470 dinghy competitor is bidding to become the first Australian sailor to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals.


Exmouth's Ollympic sailing duo speak after their special day
Exmouth Journal
We've been sailing really well all week and didn't really do anything different today. Our boat speed was up a notch from yesterday compared to the fleet. We kept our heads in some very big gusts and did a fantastic job. We are always confident in these ...

Exmouth Journal

Olympics-Men's sailing 49er opening series - Race 7 results
LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Britain's Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes won Race 7 of theOlympic men's sailing 49er opening series on Thursday. Results 49er Men Opening Series Race 7 1. Stevie Morrison/Ben Rhodes (Britain) 2. Lauri Lehtinen/Kalle Bask ...

Olympics: Sailing & the Weather
Another windy day today for the sailing event, and a particularly good day for the U.S.Olympic Sailing Team who ended up accruing solid/powerful results. Sailing is one of those tricky sports where the weather can make or break not only who wins, but how it ...


Sailor Steve back in the 49er class medal hunt
Eastbourne Herald
Eastbourne's Stevie Morrison and his sailing partner Ben Rhodes were in indomitable form as they firstly led from start to finish on the first race – their seventh race of the event – before producing an equally emphatic display in race two to triumph by nine ...

Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 2 | Olympic and ...
Weymouth and Portland, U.K. (August 2, 2012) – On a day where extreme weather threatened Weymouth & Portland, sailing at the Olympic Regatta was met with high wind, waves and unpredictable conditions. Day 5 racing results for the U.S. ...
Olympic and Paralympic Teams

“Learning the ropes” of the Olympic sailing races | Polyurethanes Blog
By The Polyurethanes team
Is it the combination of tactical and technical expertise that distinguishes sailing from other sports? The constant adaptation to ever-changing conditions? Carol Newman Cronin, who competed for the US Sailing team at the 2004 Olympics, ...
Polyurethanes Blog

Md. couple back home after 14-year sailing trip
By The Capital of Annapolis
Despite his affinity for the air, Mike was intrigued by the aura of sailing. “I'd always been fascinated by sailboats ... After Mike's retirement in 1990, the two decided to pursue their dream of long-distance sailing. A few years later they began their ...
Maryland Daily Record

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing in Weymouth ...
By Keir Radnedge
Weymouth and Portland Ambassadors praised for 'fantastic' efforts so far. Weymouth and Portland's Olympic Ambassadors have been praised for the fantastic job they've been doing in the borough so far. The team of around 500 volunteers ...

Capozzi Sailing Team Extends Olympic Wins to 6 - Sayville-Bayport ...
By Judy Mottl
Bayport's two-time Olympian sailor, Debbie Capozzi, and her team are in fourth place in the round robin tournament.
Sayville-Bayport Patch

DCMS Blog: Sand, sea and sailing
By Julia Smith
Sand, sea and sailing. Weymouth and Portland are hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Sailingevents this summer – and lots more besides. Julia Smith, from our Dorset team, gives us the lowdown on a glorious summer by the sea.

Cheering the Olympic opposition | View from the beach | Yachting ...
Cheering the Olympic opposition. Thu, 2 Aug 2012; Elaine Bunting; Be the first to comment. We may be backing Team GBR, but down on the beach at Weymouth sailing Olympics we've our eyes on a few other choice sailors. Weymouth ...
Yachting World News

The Husky Sailors Take on America…or at least it's Cup | UConn ...
By Brooke
The America's Cup sailors compete in AC45 boats and will eventually transition into the AC72s, a larger version of the AC45s. These. boats are ... I'm on the Uconn Club Sailing Team and I'm also the secretary of the Bone Marrow Club.
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SPORT REVIEWS - GB Sailing: Finn rivals have 'made me angry ...
By admin
Ben Ainslie warned his rivals they had "made him angry" as he reignited his quest for a fourth Olympic gold medal. The Briton hit.

London 2012 sailing day four report | The Daily Sail
By James Boyd
London 2012 sailing day 4 report. Slingsby is displaced from first as Ali Young moves up to fourth. Wednesday August 1st 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom. There was a certain battening down of hatches going into the ...
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Full Fathom Five: Sailing alone across the Pacific: The person
By Heather
In Kenchi Horie's book Koduko: sailing alone across the Pacific, he says, "The crew matters the most," (p. 30) so when he set out to cross the Pacific Ocean he chose the best crew he could ... himself. Just himself. At 23 years old, when most of ...
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing - Day 5: Exclusive Tom Gruitt photo ...
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