by Craig Heydon
Following a historic day for Australian sailing at the London Olympic 2012 Sailing competition the big races keep on coming on Tuesday.
London 2012 - Olympic Games - DAY 9 - MEDAL RACE LASER. Tom Slingsby
Australia’s Women’s Match Racing crew will begin their quarterfinals against the Netherlands while the 470 men will contest their final two fleet races.
The 470 women are back in action for races seven and eight. The RS:X medal races will be held on the Nothe course.
Australian Results from Monday:
Laser – Tom Slingsby – ninth in medal race – 43 points – Gold medal winner
49er – Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen – 1/3 – 48 points – first overall
470 men – Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page – 3/6 – 16 points – first overall
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis & Lucinda Whitty – no racing today
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – no racing today
Aussies in action on Tuesday:
470 men – Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page – Races 9/10, 12pm – Portland Harbour
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – Races 7/8, 12.10pm – Portland Harbour
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis & Lucinda Whitty – quarterfinals
Weather for Tuesday: Fine and partly cloudy. SW winds firming to 10/15 knots during the afternoon. Max: 18C