Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik Seaboot

2012 Olympics- 470 move up the leader board, Finns flat-line

by Sail-World on 16 May 2012
Day 3 of racing. The JP Morgan Asset Management Finn Gold Cup 2012. Falmouth Credit: Lloyd Images Mark Lloyd http://www.lloyd-images.com

Two New Zealand Olympic representative crews improved already impressive performances in the 470 Worlds being sailed in Barcelona, Spain.

The 470 is used for the Mens and Womens Two handed event in the 2012 Olympics.

The New Zealand womens crew of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie remain in third place overall after three days of racing . They did manage to squeeze up the points table somewhat, and now lie on equal points with the second placed boat, and are one point off the lead. Two French crews are above them on the points table. This is a very good result for the New Zealand crew who are still in their first cycle of Olympic competition, and in the final world championships before the Olympics. Aleh and Powrie won the fifth race and finished sixth in the final race. Their worst place is a 4th in the regatta which now allows a discard place when calculating points. The regatta, which is being contested by 54 crews, and is sailed in two fleets for the Qualification stages..

In the Mens Worlds, the young New Zealand crew of Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders lie in 9th overall. Their first race of the regatta has been corrected to a BFD (black flagged for being an early starter). From there on the young crew, also in their first cycle of Olympic competition in the 470 class. They finished second in the fifth race of the regatta which is still in its qualifying round, with the fleet sailing in three groups of 30. Their places since the start of the regatta have all been in the top seven, and now that the discard has been allowed, they were able to drop their maximum points scored in the first race, and jumped up the points table. 95 crews are competing in the regatta.

For the official site and results on the 470 Worlds http://worlds.470.org!click_here

In the Finn class, being sailed at Falmouth, Cornwall, England 100nm along the coast from the Olympic regatta venue, Dan Slater had had a best place of 9th on the third day of racing, but backed that up with a 32nd which became his discard. He lies in 19th place overall, dropping two places on the point table. Conditions were very testing, with cold winds, stright off the North Atlantic, of up to 30kts and some very big shifts. These were very expensive for those who got on the wrong side of them, and paid huge dividends for those on the favoured side. One competitor lifted from 15th to the overall lead off the back of a single shift, before being sailed down by Ben Ainslie (GBR).

Racing is very close, with the boatspeed being very even through the fleet, a minor error was very expensive losing at least half a dozen places. The exception being Ben Ainslie (GBR) who seemed to be able to find another gear, at will and leads the regatta.

Sailors in the Mens Heavyweight Singlehander will be looking for a respite on the next race day, with the expectation of light winds.

Although New Zealand has qualified for the 2012 Olympics, a nomination for the position in the team has yet to be made. A second NZ sailor, Matt Coutts is in 36th with Rob Coutts 59th overall in the 95 strong fleet.

The regatta is being dominated by British sailors, who continue to hold the top three positions overall. For the full results http://www.falmouthfinnfestival.com/goldcup-results/C1!click_here

The Laser Radial World Championship has started in Boltenhagen, Germany. Sara Winther lies in 18th place overall scoring second and 22nd place finishes in the first two races. Ten more races are left to be sailed at the Laser Radial World Championships in which 133 boats are sailing in two fleets for the qualifying round. Winther was hit hard by her 22nd place - with others scoring more consistently in the diluted quality that are characteristic of the Qualifying rounds in any class. That place will be able to be dropped later in the regatta when discard performances are allowed. For full results http://www.laserworldchampionship.com!click_here
Top of the Gulf Regatta 2017 660x82Yamaha - F25Wildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Sailing World Cup - Meech scores vital race win in Laser at Hyeres
Rio Olympic Bronze medalist, Sam Meech showed his class, collecting a win in the only Laser race sailed on Wednesday Rio Olympic Bronze medalist, Sam Meech showed his class, collecting a win in the only Laser race sailed on Wednesday at the World Cup regatta in Hyeres, France. He climbed from 11th to fourth overall with the result and is well placed
Posted on 26 Apr
Twice Whitbread Round the World Race skipper Digby Taylor dies
Digby Taylor who master-minded, built and skippered two Whitbread Round the World Racers has died of a heart attack. Digby Taylor who master-minded, built and skippered two Whitbread Round the World Race campaigns, has died of a heart attack. He was in his early 70's. Taylor was the leading force behind two Whitbread Round the World race campaigns.
Posted on 20 Apr
NZ Optimist Nationals - Murrays Bay's Seb Menzies wins in fine style
Murrays Bay sailor sailor Seb Menzies has convincingly won the 2017 Toyota Optimist Nationals sailed over Easter Murrays Bay sailor sailor Seb Menzies has convincingly won the 2017 Toyota Optimist Nationals sailed over Easter in Napier. Only two races were able to be sailed on the Final day due to light winds and a general recall, delaying the final start beyond the allowed time limit.
Posted on 19 Apr
Starling Nationals - Sean Herbert takes series win on final day
Only one race was able to be sailed on the final day of the 2017 Starling Nationals at Wakatere BC Only one race was able to be sailed on the final day of the 2017 Starling Nationals at Wakatere BC, on Auckland's Narrow Neck Beach. A light southerly breeze of 6kts prevailed for the day and unusually was spread right across the east and west coasts of Auckland.Series winner, Sean Herbert (Torbay).
Posted on 19 Apr
Starling Nationals - Locals dominate first two days racing at Wakatere
Host Wakatere Boating Club has two sailors in the top four after two days of racing in the 2017 Starling Nationals Host Wakatere Boating Club has two sailors in the top four after two days of racing in the 2017 Starling National Championships. The club has three sailors in the top ten overall, with Bay of Islands Yacht Club and Murray's Bay Sailing Club holding two spots each, with sailors from Torbay, Worser Bay and Royal Akarana rounding out the top bracket.
Posted on 16 Apr
Toyota Optimist Nationals - Teams and Adventure racing on Day 3
The Toyota Opti Nats held their Teams Racing Day on Day 3, while the Green Fleet had a terrific Adventure Race The Toyota Opti Nats held their Teams Racing Day on Day 3, while the Green Fleet had a terrific Adventure Race off Hardinge Road, Napier. After Day 2, Sunday April 16, Murrays Bay sailor Seb Menzies stamped his dominance during the qualifying series at the 2017 Optimist National Sailing Championship in Napier on Sunday.
Posted on 16 Apr
Toyota Optimist Nationals - Menzies has handy lead after Day 2
Murrays Bay sailor Seb Menzies has made an early break on the leaderboard after two days of racing Murrays Bay sailor Seb Menzies has made an early break on the leaderboard after two days of racing at the Toyota Optimist Nationals being sailed at the Napier Sailing Club. The five day event has attracted a fleet of 177 from four countries in the Open Fleet and a further 67 sailors in the Green Fleet for first year Optimist sailors.
Posted on 15 Apr
NZ Toyota Optimist Nationals sail away on on Friday at Napier
On Friday 14th April 177 Optimist sailors will be on the start line for the beginning of the 2017 Toyota Optimist Nation On Friday 14th April 177 Optimist sailors will be on the start line for the beginning of the Toyota Optimist National Championship to be held in Napier and hosted by the Napier Sailing Club. The event welcomes visitors from all over New Zealand, but also New Caledonia, Australia and Tahiti.
Posted on 10 Apr
MRX Ladies Keelboat Nationals and Etchells International - Day 1
It was a slow drifting start to the 2017 Etchells Internationals and NZ Women’s Keelboat Championship It was a slow drifting start to the 2017 Etchells Internationals and NZ Women’s Keelboat Championship with racing able to get underway at 1pm when the wind filled in, and we were able to get 3 really tight and competitive races in. RNZYS has a six-team strong fleet competing for the coveted title of the 2017 Line 7 NZ Women’s Keelboat Champion this year.
Posted on 1 Apr
Jack Tar Regatta - Wet and windy makes for champagne sailing on Day 3
Centre piece on Day 3 of the Jack Tar Regatta were the Division A TP52’s If you were out on the course for Day 3 of the Jack Tar Regatta, it would have been hard to take your eye off the Division A TP52’s battling out off Browns Island, with the supreme conditions ensuring these guys were sending it up and down the course in spectacular fashion.
Posted on 26 Mar