Please select your home edition
Edition
Hall Boom

GCC Sailing Championships - Sailors shine on day 3

by Icarus Sailing Media on 15 Mar 2014
2014 GCC Sailing Championship day 3 © Icarus Sailing Media http://www.icarussailingmedia.com/
Following two days of strong winds and gusty conditions which have tested all the young sailor here in Qatar for the Gulf Cooperation Council, or GCC regatta, day three saw much lighter winds and warmer weather. This gives a chance for the lighter athletes to shine, and to gain more valuable experience on the race track.

Qatar may be renowned for its natural gas assets, but its year round warm temperatures and coastline make it excellent for year round sailing, a distinct advantage over some northern hemisphere climes. The plan here is to encourage youngsters to make the most of what’s on their doorstep and to encourage them to sail.

And they’ll learn in mixed conditions, sometimes blowy, like the previous two days here, and sometimes lighter, like today. In the Laser Standard class Bahraini Al Koheji scored one bullet in the first race and took over the lead from Qatari Al Sharshani. Then Al Koheji scored two fifths, which gave back the lead back to the Qatari sailor. The solid performance of those two athletes are almost closing out the rest of the class in these conditions.

In Laser Radial Ebrahim Showaiter from Bahrain enjoyed a stellar day with three wins in a row. This has pulled him up from fourth overall yesterday to third, and just one point behind Al Bakri in second and Ali Buhamad in first.

Qatari Saleh Telfat won every Laser 4.7 race yesterday, but now has a fight on his hands in the changing conditions. Omani Khamis Alwahaibi won both races today, which takes him up to second place, and just one point behind Telfat. Should be a good finale between these two tomorrow.

In the Optimist class Abdulaziz Alsaib from Kuwait scored two first places easily from his rivals and now there are just four points between the top four going into the final day – again a good battle in prospect for the most popular class in this championship.

Yesterday the Hobie 16s ruled the waves, blasting around the course flying their hulls and showing everyone how cool catamaran sailing can be. This class also saw a lead change today, with Akram and Aziz Alwahaibi from Oman climbing one point ahead of their compatriots Musab Alhadi and Mohammed Alwahaibi who finished in a second place in all three races.






Tomorrow last day of GCC with light wind forecast, on hold for the last changes of the lead. Do not miss it.

North Technology - Southern SparsZhik Warehouse Sale 660x82Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82

Related Articles

Park's pride as Brits leave Rio Olympic Sailing as top nation
With 17 countries claiming the 30 medals from 10 events between them, Park thinks Rio lived up to its reputation With 17 countries claiming the 30 medals from 10 events between them, Park thinks Rio lived up to its reputation as one of the most difficult places in the world to sail. At London 2012 the same numbers of medals was spread between 15 countries.
Posted on 19 Aug
Rio 2016 - Epic 470 medal races bring six days of racing to a climax
Racing got underway in a frisky 17-21 knot breeze featuring plenty of leaderboard moves as different teams took the edge Pao de Acucar, the medal race course, positioned close to Flamengo Beach and the 396-metre tall Sugarloaf Mountain is surrounded by a landscape which plays tricks on the wind. No lead is safe, no amount of leverage without risk. The unpredictability of the race track was evident in both 470 Women and Men races, with rollercoaster position changes for some.
Posted on 19 Aug
Patience and Grube leave Rio Olympic Sailing on high
Luke Patience and Chris Grube believe they showed their “true qualities” after ending their Rio 2016 in fifth overall After vowing to end the regatta on a high, the Brits were true to their word finishing third in today’s double points Medal Race, as Croatia’s two-time World Champions, Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic wrapped up gold.
Posted on 19 Aug
Great Britain is the top performing nation at Rio Olympic Sailing
After yesterday’s postponement for lack of breeze, an eighth in double points Medal Race ensured they were the champions Two golds for Giles Scott (Finn) and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (470 Women) plus Nick Dempsey’s RS:X windsurfing silver ensured Britain has topped the best sailing nation table for four of the last five Olympics.
Posted on 19 Aug
Rio Olympic Sailing – Mills and Clark joy after gold finally won
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark admitted their relief after finally sealing their 470 Women’s gold in Rio today. An eighth in today’s double points Medal Race confirmed what had been delayed for 24 hours after yesterday’s postponement for lack of breeze – that the British 470 Girls’ had upgraded their London 2012 silver to Rio 2016 gold.
Posted on 18 Aug
Rio Olympic Sailing – New Zealand wins 49er Gold, Australia silver
For Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), the Medal Race was a victory lap, the Kiwis having won the 49er Men's gold medal For Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL), the Medal Race was a victory lap, the Kiwis having won the 49er Men's gold medal with two races to spare after dominating the 20-boat fleet at Rio 2016 over the past week.
Posted on 18 Aug
Rio Olympic Sailing – Croatia wins first ever gold in Men's 470
Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) have won Croatia's first ever gold medal in Olympic sailing. Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) have won Croatia's first ever gold medal in Olympic sailing. The Croatians sailed a controlled race, making sure they stayed ahead of their rivals Australia and Greece.
Posted on 18 Aug
Rio Olympic Sailing – GBR wins 470 Women's gold, New Zealand silver
The battle for silver and bronze came down to a six-way fight between NZ, USA, France, Japan, Netherlands and Slovenia. With Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR) having already won the Women's 470 gold medal, the battle for silver and bronze came down to a six-way fight between New Zealand, USA, France, Japan, the Netherlands and Slovenia.
Posted on 18 Aug
Mills and Clark win Rio Olympic Sailing gold
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark have won 470 Women’s gold - Britain’s third sailing medal of Rio 2016 today With a 20-point advantage over their nearest challengers, Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, (NZL), the Brits just had to successfully complete today’s double points Medal Race without disqualification or retiring.
Posted on 18 Aug
Rio Olympic Sailing – Brits, Aussies, Germans vie for two 49er Medals
With Burling and Tuke already a lock to secure their first ever Gold medals, it's the Silver and Bronze up for grabs. No 49er gold medalists have ever repeated their feat, and that record stays in tact for Rio 2016. With Peter Burling and Blair Tuke already a lock to secure their first ever Gold medals, it's the Silver and Bronze up for grabs today.
Posted on 18 Aug