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London Olympics - Day 3 preview for Team Australia

by Craig Heydon on 31 Jul 2012
2012 Womens Match Racing (AUS) © Richard Gladwell http://www.richardgladwell.com
The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will proceed with day three of competition on Tuesday, 31 August. The windsurfing fleets will enter the fray on day three. Jessica Crisp will line up for Australia in the women’s fleet with London 2012 her fourth straight Olympic Games appearance.

The Finn and Women’s Match Racing fleets enter their third day of competition with races five and six for the Finns and the continuation of the Match Racing round robin. The Laser, Laser Radial and 49er fleets will all contest their third and fourth races.

Australian Results from Monday:

Laser – Tom Slingsby – 2/1 – 3 points – First overall
49er – Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen – 8/1 – 9 points – Third overall
Laser Radial – Krystal Weir – 18/18 – 36 points – 18th overall
Finn – Brendan Casey – 9/14 – 55 points – 12th overall
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty – Tied for First – wins against USA and GBR

Aussies in action on Tuesday:

49er – Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen – Races 3, 4 – 12pm – Portland Harbour
Laser – Tom Slingsby – Races 3, 4 – 2pm – Portland Harbour
Laser Radial – Krystal Weir – Race 3 – 12pm – Nothe Course
Laser Radial – Krystal Weir – Race 4 – 2.10pm – Portland Harbour
RS:X women – Jessica Crisp – Races 1, 2 – 1.30pm – Weymouth Bay West
Finn – Brendan Casey – Races 5, 6 – 12pm – Weymouth Bay South
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis, Lucinda Whitty – Race 5 v New Zealand, 3.40pm – Nothe Course
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis, Lucinda Whitty – Race 2 v Russia, 4.40pm – Nothe Course

Weather forecast:

For Tuesday: Morning shower or two then fine.
SW winds 10-15 knots.
Max: 18C
London 2012 Australian Sailing Team website

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