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London Olympics 2012— Slingsby captures a gold in the Laser class *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 10:53 AM Mon 6 Aug 2012 GMT
Tom Slingsby (AUS) crossed the finishing line one position ahead of his only Gold-medal rival, Pavlos Kontides (CYP), to take home Gold. For Kontides, the disappointment of missing Gold was quickly usurped by the realization that he had won a proud Silver medal—the first Olympic medal that Cyprus has ever won in any Olympiad. Rasmus Myrgren (SWE) rounded out the podium with a Bronze. ...
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London Olympics 2012— China’s Lijia Xu wins gold in Laser Radial *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 10:48 AM Mon 6 Aug 2012 GMT
In an unbelievable tour de force, China’s Lijia Xu won Gold in the ultra-competitive Laser Radial class, commanding a decisive lead since the first uphill leg. The Netherlands’ Marit Bouwmeester finished in second place overall to claim a Silver medal, while Belgium’s Evi Van Acker rounded-out the top three steps of the podium. ...
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London Olympics 2012—Laser guns blasting today at Weymouth *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 10:30 AM Mon 6 Aug 2012 GMT
The anticipation is ratcheting up today at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in Portland, UK, where the Laser and Laser Radial classes are contesting their medal races on the Nothe course today, starting at 1300 hours, local time. Thankfully for the competing sailors, a brilliant azure sky and a nice breeze will characterize their medal racing. ...
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New Record fleet for Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012 *Feature By Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week media, 6:56 AM Mon 6 Aug 2012 GMT
Since entries opened in April with a flood of applications, it has been clear that there would be a big fleet for Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week 2012. ...
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London Olympics 2012 – The Finn Medal race: Here is what they said *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 8:59 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012 GMT
The most watched race of Olympic sailing history was sailed on the Nothe course in today’s Finn race. Bob Fisher and Mark Chisnell have commented on the race ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Ainslie, who else? *Feature By Mark Chisnell, 6:02 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012 GMT
It's been a very long week for Ben Ainslie at the London Olympic Sailing Competition, his challenge to take Paul Elvstrom's title as the greatest ever Olympic sailor has been a nail-biting, frustration-filled epic. It will be the story of these Games and it ended today in about as tense a fashion as was possible. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - When seconds count *Feature By Bob Fisher, 5:35 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012 GMT
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, however one looked at it, for the first 28 minutes the defending Olympic champions of the Star class were achieving their aim. With Freddie Loof and Max Salminem disputing the lead of the medal race with the Kiwi crew, the sixth place in which the British pair rounded the last mark was good enough for gold. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Star class drama *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 5:29 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012 GMT
The London 2012 Olympics Star Medal race sailed on Weymouth’s Nothe course. Was it a fair race? ...
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London Olympics 2012—Ainslie wins historic fourth Olympic gold *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 12:28 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012 GMT
History was made today on the Nothe course in the Finn class as Team Great Britain’s Ben Ainslie claimed his fourth Gold medal, usurping Paul Elvstrom—the Great Dane—to become the most successful Olympic sailor of all time. In addition to Ainslie’s four Golds, he also has a Silver (Atlanta, 1996 in the Laser class), bringing his total portfolio up to a staggering five Olympic medals. ...
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London Olympics 2012—Stars fade but gold shines on *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 11:57 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012 GMT
Olympic and sailing history was made today on the waters off of Weymouth, UK on the Nothe racecourse as the Star class contested their last Olympic race. Sweden’s Frederik Loof and Max Salminen claimed Gold, sailing an impeccable, tactically brilliant race. Great Britain’s Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson took Silver while the Brazilian team of Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada will take home Bronze. ...
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London Olympics 2012—Medal fever sets in *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 9:35 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012 GMT
Sunny skies and an air of urgency hang over the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in Portland, UK, where the first two medal races of the London Olympics 2012 are taking place today. First up are the Stars, followed by the hotly contested Finn class. Both races will take place on the spectator-friendly Nothe course, where shore-based sailing fans can cheer-on their favorite athletes. ...
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London 2012 Olympics 470 Champions: Look out – their mojo is back *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 8:10 PM Sat 4 Aug 2012 GMT
With the highest of standards the Australian pairing of Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page were upset on day one, after some port and starboard circle work delivered them a ninth placing in the second race of the 470 Olympic regatta. But on day two they climbed into second place behind Britains Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell. ...
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London Olympics 2012 -Women's RSX approaches its ultimate reality *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 8:05 PM Sat 4 Aug 2012 GMT
Talk to any athlete sailing in the Olympics-any Olympics-and they will be quick to mention the variables. Training. Nutrition. Time spent on the water at a particular venue. Equipment. Spectators. Class legacy...and the list parades on. For sailors competing in the RSX classes, however, these later three named variables are especially important in this Games. ...
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London Olympics: Fisher's View: Saturday - a day of contemplation *Feature By Bob Fisher, 8:01 PM Sat 4 Aug 2012 GMT
Bob Fisher puts the day in context at the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth: The rest day for the top ten Finn and Star sailors would provide them with ways of assessing their battle plans, while for others there was the mountain of qualification races to tackle. Those mountains are steep and the peaks more unattainable as each race is completed; ...
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London Olympics 2012 - The Dominant, The Dream and The Desperate *Feature By Mark Chisnell, 7:24 PM Sat 4 Aug 2012 GMT
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, the Ben v Jonas show stepped aside for a day off ahead of the medal race, which leaves us casting around for other good stories. There are three ways to pick a strong narrative - totally dominant performances, dreams-come-true and desperately tight contests. Based on that principle, we have three strong contenders - you choose! ...
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London 2012 Olympics Slingsby on fire *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 3:13 PM Sat 4 Aug 2012 GMT
A huge grin from the five times Laser world champion, Australian Tom Slingsby as he came ashore after races nine and 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Laser regatta. ...
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London Olympics 2012—Breeze expected to soften this afternoon *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 10:21 AM Sat 4 Aug 2012 GMT
Step outside of the Sailing Media Center at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in Portland, UK, and you’ll see flags fluttering in the 12-16 knot breeze. Poke around on the web or take in the morning media briefing and you’ll find that the windspeed is expected to soften sometime around mid-afternoon, with forecasts calling for 8-14 knots by the end of the day. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - High Drama ahead for Finn class *Feature By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 9:22 PM Fri 3 Aug 2012 GMT
The television ratings are set to soar this Sunday when Britain’s favourite sailor, Ben Ainslie attempts to win his fifth Olympic Gold Medal. ...
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London Olympics 2012 – Laser Class returns to natural order *Feature By Rob Kothe, 9:05 PM Fri 3 Aug 2012 GMT
Australia’s Tom Slingsby, the five times Laser World Champion and short priced Olympic Gold medal favourite, is back in the lead of the London 2012 Laser competition. ...
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London Olympics 2012 – 470 Champions return to top *Feature By Rob Kothe, 8:36 PM Fri 3 Aug 2012 GMT
Australia’s Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have dominated the Mens 470 Class. Yesterday they made a costly error, today they bounced back. ...
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London Olympics 2012 - Hair-raising racing in the Finn class *Feature By Bob Fisher, 7:02 PM Fri 3 Aug 2012 GMT
As if the older members of the Fourth Estate need hair-greying experiences like those the Finn class racing caused today in the London Olympics. Those with any left were tearing them out as Ben Ainslie played a tactical game - one for which he is well renowned - in the tenth race of the series. ...
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London 2012 Olympics - Winner takes all *Feature By Mark Chisnell, 5:36 PM Fri 3 Aug 2012 GMT
Ben Ainslie v Jonas Hogh-Christensen; Big Ben v The Great Dane in the title fight for the greatest Olympic sailor ever. It's a cliché packed delight, a smorgasbord of sporting archetypes. It's particularly tasty when you throw in the angle that a fourth gold medal for Ainslie will rip the title out of the hands of the original (and still the best) Great Dane, Paul Elvstrom. ...
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London Olympics 2012—Starlight but not bright on North America tonight *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 4:43 PM Fri 3 Aug 2012 GMT
Today was a day of reckoning for Star sailors, with the top ten teams in this hyper-competitive class progressing to Sunday’s medal race. Sadly, today was also the day that some sailors flaked their sails for the last time of this Olympiad. Given the Star’s exclusion from the 2016 Games, this could well be the last day of serious Olympic competition that some of these athletes will experience. ...
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London Olympics 2012—Starlight but not on North America tonight *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 4:43 PM Fri 3 Aug 2012 GMT
Today was a day of reckoning for Star sailors, with the top ten teams in this hyper-competitive class progressing to Sunday’s medal race. Sadly, today was also the day that some sailors flaked their sails for the last time of this Olympiad. Given the Star’s exclusion from the 2016 Games, this could well be the last day of serious Olympic competition that some of these athletes will experience. ...
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London Olympics 2012—Similar conditions, tougher competition *Feature By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 10:15 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012 GMT
Today’s press briefing here at the Sailing Media Center at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in Portland, UK, delivered news that sailors and spectators alike appreciated hearing, namely, an expected repeat performance of yesterday’s windy, lumpy racing conditions that tested sailor’s endurance levels almost as much as it pushed their on-the-water acumen. Perfect! ...
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