sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Paralympics London 2012: A win apiece for GBR and AUS in Skud 18
Paralympics London 2012: A win apiece for GBR and AUS in Skud 18

'Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR), competing today (01.09.2012), in the Two-Person Keelboat (Skud) event in The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition.'    onEdition ©    Click Here to view large photo

Australia's Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch and Great Britain's Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell opened up the Paralympic Sailing Competition with a race victory apiece on the first day SKUD18 racing in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain.

Both crews finished behind each other in both races as they set an early marker in the race for gold, ending the day tied on three points.

Fitzgibbon and Tesch took the opening bullet after a race that saw the lead change hands throughout. The Australians held the early advantage before the Brits fought back to take the lead. On the final run the Australians overtook them and won Race 1 by just three seconds.

Tesch, competing in her first Paralympics as a sailor having previously represented Australia in wheelchair basketball, was happy with her day, 'We had a great time out there on the water today. Sailing is tougher than basketball. It's far harder out there; you have to concentrate all the time.'

The second race was led from start to finish by the Brits as they dominated the fleet. They reached the first mark with a 14 second lead and they never looked back, going on to win by a comfortable 17 seconds.

The Brits and Australians have been dominant leading up the regatta as Rickham said, 'No surprises they are up there. We've been battling out with them for the past two years.'

Canada's John McRoberts and Stacie Louttit end the first day on seven points and currently sit in the final podium spot. Jen French and JP Creignou (USA) are just one point behind them whilst Marco Gualandris and Marta Zanetti (ITA) and a further point behind.

The SKUD18 fleet are set to resume racing at 11:00 local time tomorrow on Portland Harbour.

Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR), competing today (01.09.2012), in the Two-Person Keelboat (Skud) event in The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition. -  onEdition ©   Click Here to view large photo


Top Five Overall
1. Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR) - 3pts
2. Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS) - 3pts
3. John McRoberts and Stacie Louttit (CAN) - 7pts
4. Jen French and JP Creignou (USA) - 8pts
5. Marcos Gualandris and Marta Zanetti (ITA) - 9pts

For full results, all classes and mark roundings click here

Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR), competing today (01.09.2012), in the Two-Person Keelboat (Skud) event in The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition. -  onEdition ©   Click Here to view large photo

Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR), competing today (01.09.2012), in the Two-Person Keelboat (Skud) event in The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition. -  onEdition ©   Click Here to view large photo

Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR), competing today (01.09.2012), in the Two-Person Keelboat (Skud) event in The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition. -  onEdition ©   Click Here to view large photo


by ISAF

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101621

1:09 AM Sun 2 Sep 2012GMT


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

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Mixed day 2 for Helena Lucas
03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Penny Clark on training the Sonar team
03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - From grassroots to Paralympic sailing
03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Preview of day 2 for Team GBR + Video
02 Sep 2012  London 2012 Paralympic Games - Strong start for Aussie sailors
02 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 – Promising Day 1 for Rickham and Birrell
02 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 – GBR’s Lucas claims early advantage
02 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Frustrating Day 1 for British Sonar team
02 Sep 2012  2012 Paralympics: NZL crews poised just out of top ten after Day 1
02 Sep 2012  2012 Paralympics: Girl power in the 2.4mR fleet
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



































































BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3   
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1   
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Tactical evening ahead for the fleet   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT