08 August 2012

Windsurfing makes spirited exit from Olympics; Australians strong again

Windsurfing makes spirited exit from Olympics; Australians strong again
Washington Post
The International RS:X Class Association filed a legal challenge last week against the InternationalSailing Federation. Alabau got a regal send-off from her fellow Spanish sailors after coming ashore. As she stood on her board, they hoisted it on ...

Tunnicliffe may exit Olympic sailing competition early
Toledo Blade
LONDON -- The American sailing team led by Perrysburg High graduate Anna Tunnicliffe moved to the brink of an early Olympic exit today after a surprising setback on the opening day of the women's match race quarterfinals. The United States lost its...

Toledo Blade

Wangi's golden Olympic sailors
Newcastle Herald
FROM the Wangi Wangi RSL Amateur Sailing Club on the peaceful shores of Lake Macquarie to a tidal wave of success in Weymouth and Portland, this is the Olympic gold medal journey for Australia's latest sporting heroes. Nathan Outteridge and Iain ...

Slingsby starts Aussie Olympic sailing gold rush; 49ers have unbeatable lead
The Republic
Australia's Tom Slingsby celebrates after winning the gold medal of the laser classsailing competition at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, in Weymouth and Portland, England. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Tom Slingsby won the ...

The Republic

Olympics-Sailing-Windsurfers will dominate kiting-gold medallist
In May, the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced men's and women's kiteboarding would replace the RS:X sail board at the 2016 Games but a vote in November may yet see the decision reversed. The ISAF is also facing a legal challenge by ...

Audi Hamilton island Race Week: Olympic sailing team, parties and more
Sail World
A parade by Australia's gold medal winning Olympic sailing team, vibrant parties and entertainment for an entire week, a pre-regatta photo competition, and free beer! That is just part of what is in store for competing sailors, families and friends ...

Sail World

Sailing rivalry finally bursts into life
Most had been expecting the fierce rivalry between the two sporting nations to erupt at the Olympic sailing regatta. But it hasn't really worked out like that. Until now. Australia's Malcolm Page and Mat Belcher face off against Great Britain's Luke ...

London Olympics 2012 - Final day for the Canadian Olympic Sailing Team
Sail World
Today was the final day for Canadian Sailors at the 2012 Olympic Games. Zachary Plavsic of Vancouver BC has secured the top Canadian result here with an eighth overall in the Men's RSX Windsurfing class. Today's medal race was a chance for Zac to ...

Sail World

Xu wins Laser Radial in Olympic sailing[1]
China Daily
China's Xu Lijia celebrates as she crosses the finish line to take the gold medal in the women's Laser Radial sailing class during the medal race at the London 2012Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England, August 6, 2012.

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Olympics: Silver sailors
New Zealand Herald
Helmsman Peter Burling (with cap) and crew Blair Tuke take it to the limit in the 49er class event at the Olympic sailing competition. Photo / onEdition. Meticulous planning and youthful exuberance have helped Peter Burling and Blair Tuke break a 20...

New Zealand Herald

London Olympics 2012 - Final day for the Irish Sailing Team
Sail World
Today was the final day at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition for the Irish sailors. Last to sail on the Weymouth race courses were Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan in the 470 class. The pair sailed their best day of the regatta to end on a high.

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London Olympics 2012 - Canadian Olympic Sailing Team on day 9
Sail World
The big excitement for Canada today was on the 49'er course. They were sailing on the Nothe Course today and the wind was 15-18 knots, shifty and patchy - seriously challenging conditions. Gordon and Hunter had their best day yet with a ninth in race ...

Sail World

RS:X sailing class reaches conclusion in the 2012 Olympics
Somewhat different from the other classes of sailboat used in the summer Olympicgames, the RS:X windsurfing class never fails to be exciting. The RS:X sailboard has been used since the 2008 Olympics, but the sport of windsurfing has been part of the...


Yacht crews sailed past U.S. sailboat accident that killed five: report
Chicago Tribune
TIBURON, California (Reuters) - The crews from at least 10 yachts saw or heard that a sailboat capsized during a Northern California ocean race this year, but none stopped to help in the aftermath of the wreck that killed five, according to a report ...

Sailing: Cyprus hails first medal winner Kontides
LIMASSOL, Cyprus (Reuters) - Cyprus hailed its first Olympic medal winner, sailor Pavlos Kontides, on Tuesday and said his silver in the single-handed Laser class had salvaged national pride and brought hope in a time of economic upheaval. Cyprus ...

Sailing: Australia enter match racing as clear favorites
WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Australia entered the quarter-finals of the Olympic women's match racing sailing event on Tuesday as clear favorites with an unbeaten 11 wins after a round robin series of races. Skipper Olivia Price and her two crew Nina ...

Plain sailing for Kate with Ben Ainslie in Weymouth
Plain sailing for Kate with Ben Ainslie in Weymouth. 07 AUGUST 2012. As Team GB consolidated its position in the medal table, the Duchess of Cambridge braved the wind to get on board with the the efforts of British sailors in Weymouth. Kate watched as ...

£55 to sit on the grass: welcome to Weymouth
Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)
For a fortnight, the venerable seaside resort of Weymouth has been annexed, as it hosts the Olympic sailing regatta. Garish 'London 2012' branding decorates this Dorset town - yet not even the most brazen estate agent would dare call this an overlooked ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK (blog)

That's swell: more gold as sailors make their mark
Stock and Land
Certainly, the locals - who have seen their quiet, seaside pub, close to the Olympic sailing venue at Portland, turned into a Yachting Australia team headquarters - haven't. During the past few months, regulars have become accustomed to the Australians ...

PM in town to watch sailing Olympics
Dorset Echo
PRIME Minister David Cameron heard about Portland 's 'fantastic' Olympic Sailing venue facilities today (TUES AUG 7) as he took to the water to watch the windsurfing stars in action. Mr Cameron arrived at Portland Marina just after midday and met with ...

Olympics-Women's sailing RS-X medal results
LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Spain's Marina Alabau won the Olympic gold medal in the women'ssailing RS-X on Tuesday. Finland's Tuuli Petaejae won the silver and Poland's Zofia Noceti-Klepacka won the bronze. Results Table Results RS-X Women Medal ...

Morrison remains in Olympic sailing medal hunt despite some 'wacky racing'
Eastbourne Herald
Despite a mixed day for the British 49er team on the spectator Nothe course at Weymouth and Portland today (Monday), they sit in fifth place overall, six points behind Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang (DEN) in bronze medal position. The boys scored a ...

Eastbourne Herald

Duchess Kate goes for a sail during Olympics
Prince William had to go back to work, but Duchess Kate was still showing the flag as an Olympic ambassador today as she watched an Olympic sailing competition from a sailboat off the English seaside resort of Weymouth. She looked especially jaunty in ...


Aussie sailing team party hard after wins
Tom Slingsby won gold in the Laser class while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen amassed an unassailable lead in the 49er skiff. The trio spent the night partying at the Cove House Inn - the pub near the Olympic sailing venue that's been adopted by the ...

Duchess puts the wind in venue's sails
Weymouth People
Duchess puts the wind in venue's sails. Profile image for Western Daily Press. By Western Daily Press | Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 06:30. The Duchess of Cambridge arrived in the West to catch some of the Olympic sailing and meet the British team yesterday.

Aust sailing team party hard after wins
Yahoo!Xtra Blogs (blog)
Some of Australia's Olympic sailors spent the night partying hard after winning one gold medal on Monday and assuring themselves of another. Tom Slingsby won gold in the Laser class while Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen amassed an unassailable lead...

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Royal Visit Boosts Sailors As Medal Charge Continues
Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell continued their crusade for Olympic 470 Men debut gold after another impressive display on day nine of the London 2012 sailing regattatoday (Monday 6 August). The British team sailors were joined by HRH The Duchess of ...


Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 7 | Olympic and ...
Weymouth and Portland, U.K. (August 7, 2012) – At the Olympic Sailing Regatta, the final races in Men's 470 took place with Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl finishing 14th overall for the series, while Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan are in the ...
Olympic and Paralympic Teams

Dorian van Rijsselberge, Marina Neira Win Sailing Golds In RS-X ...
By Rodger Sherman
A pair of sailors were really far ahead entering the gold medal races in their respective events, earning golds for the Netherlands and Spain.
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Watch This Hilarious Sailing Commentary | SportsGrid
By Jordan Rabinowitz
There's not much to say about this video except that it's hilarious and it makes sailing much more appealing than it deserves to be. Let's face it, we'd all watch it if this guy was at the mic.

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing in Weymouth ...
By Keir Radnedge
Visitors sail into Weymouth and Portland on a wave of medal success. As Team GB enjoyed medal success in Weymouth and Portland this weekend, the Olympic sailors weren't the only ones out enjoying the water. Many people have been ...

Kiwis Aleh & Powrie double up | Grand Prix Sailing
By Johno Fullerton
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth and Portland. Kiwis pile the pressure on heading towards the medal race – c OnEdition. Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie (NZL) secured two bullets today in the Women's 470 to hold the overall ...
Grand Prix Sailing

British Sailing Medal Spurs Sausage Sales in Weymouth - NYTimes ...
By winning a gold medal on Sunday, the sailor Ben Ainslie also gave a lift to the Fantastic Sausage Factory in Weymouth, England, which had been having a slow Olympics.
2012 London Olympics

China wins Laser Radial class in Olympic sailing regatta - Sports ...
WEYMOUTH and PORTLAND, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- China's Xu Lijia won Laser Radial class in theOlympic sailing regatta after medal race on Monday, the second ...

Improper Course: Olympic Sailing - Day 5
This blog is a collection of the sailing education and adventures of two sailorson ... It ...

Men's Finn - Olympic Sailing | London 2012
BFD: Black Flag Disqualification (under rule 30.3); DGM: Disqualification for Gross Misconduct not excludable under rule 90.3(b); DNC: Did not come to the ...

Olympic Sailing - Mercury News Media Center
Monday, August 6, 2012Categories: Olympic Sailing, 2012 Olympics. Photos: Medal Rounds – Sailing at the London Olympics on Monday, August 6, 2012 ...

Olympic Sailing - Sailing Anarchy Forums
Ainslie got a 12 in R4, ex-GCR Zbogar had a 3rd and moves to 3rd overall. Finnish sailor had a ...

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