sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : London Olympics 2012 - Rough start for Australia on day 1
London Olympics 2012 - Rough start for Australia on day 1

'July 29, 2012 Finn class Race 1 - Brendan Casey struggles with hull deck damage.'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

The Australian sailing campaign for London 2012 started disastrously today. Hearts sank in the first Finn race, as Brendan Casey after a fast start, capsized and then after righting lost place after place and sailed off the course at the bottom mark. He had split the join between deck and hull and taken on a lot of water.

'I made an unforced error and capsized the boat,' said Casey. 'While righting the boat deck and gunnel were pulled apart and it was filling with water. I had to retire from the race and prepare it for the next one.


'We ‘Macgyvered’ the boat back together with a roll of duct tape and tried to get as much water out of it as possible, I then calmed myself down and tried to put a good race two together,' said. Casey was in third position for the early part of the race but lost some ground on the two downwind legs to finish seventh.

The results leave Casey 16th overall after the opening two races, with races three and four scheduled for Monday.

'Luckily it’s a long event, you can come back from this position, it’s a matter of scoring consistent results,' said Casey.

'I’ve got one, a seventh, that’s fantastic, so we regroup tonight, let the shore team do their job and follow the normal routine, come down in the morning and get back into it.'

After their Skandia for Gold win, the Weymouth venue was again good to Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty won two races against strong teams, the current and past world champions in Finland and France while Gold Medal favourites Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) was beaten by the Spanish .

The Australian trio is currently in a three-way tie for the lead, alongside their Spanish and Russian competitors.

Price and crew began the day with a strong win against the current World Champion Finnish crew, led by Silja Lehtinen, on the Nothe course in front of a large spectator crowd. The Australians led throughout the race after good pre-start manouvring.

Next up the Australians faced Claire Leroy from France, who they beat to win the Sail for Gold Regatta at the same venue last month.

The French led narrowly on the first downwind when the Australian crew forced a penalty for a rule infringement. The Australians sailed a smart race to stay in close touch with the French and pounced for the win as the French had to execute their penalty turn just before the finish.

Tomorrow Price and crew will face the 2011 World Champion American Anna Tuniucliffer and Lucy McGregor 2010 World Champion British crews.

And tomorrow all eyes will be on the reigning Laser World Champion Tom Slingsby tomorrow. He went into Qingdao as a hot favourite but had a disastrous first day and ended up 23rd. A vastly more experienced Slingsby is ‘in the zone’ ‘A good start tomorrow would be a major step forward for the Australian Gold Medal Quest.

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen in the 49ers and Krystal Weir in the Laser Radial will join the fray tomorrow.


by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100308

7:18 PM Sun 29 Jul 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:

30 Jul 2012  London Olympics - Denmark's Hogh-Christensen excels on day 1
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics 2012: Images of Weymouth day 1 - Finn class
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics 2012: Images of Weymouth day 1 - Womens Match Racing
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics: Images of Weymouth Day 1- Star class
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics - Tough day 1 for Team Canada
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics - Solid day 1 for Team GBR
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery
30 Jul 2012  London Olympics - First solo bid for Krystal Weir
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,






























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















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,






Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
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   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
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   


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