sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : 2012 Olympics: 470 move up the leader board, Finns flat-line
2012 Olympics: 470 move up the leader board, Finns flat-line

'Day 3 of racing. The JP Morgan Asset Management Finn Gold Cup 2012. Falmouth
Credit: Lloyd Images'    Mark Lloyd ©    Click Here to view large photo

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 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 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 click here


by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97248

8:18 PM Tue 15 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

17 May 2012  Bruce Elliott Memorial 20 May 2012: Record fleet expected in Young 88s
16 May 2012  NZL 49er home from 49er World Championships
15 May 2012  Yachting NZ ready for the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show
15 May 2012  2012 Olympics: Mixed bag for NZers on Day 2 of 470 and Finn Worlds
14 May 2012  Windsurfing NZ calls for focus to go onto 2012 Olympics
13 May 2012  Team Elliott 5.9 wins 2012 Champion of Champions
13 May 2012  Burling and Tuke win second silver medal at 49er Worlds
12 May 2012  NZL has outstanding penultimate day at 49er Worlds in Zadar, Croatia
11 May 2012  Outstanding results for NZ sailors in three Olympic Class Worlds
10 May 2012  Are you interested in Kiteboard Racing?
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,














































2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video   
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead   
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video   
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2   
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video   
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice   
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor   
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs   
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off   
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT