sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : London Olympics: Day 6 - Kiwi 49ers grasp second place
London Olympics: Day 6 - Kiwi 49ers grasp second place

'August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) lead the 49er class racing in front of a big crowd on the Nothe course, in Race 11.'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

In front of their family and friends on the Nothe spectator course, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have reclaimed their grasp on the Olympic 49er second place standing, while 470 women Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie had similar performances to also be ranked second after their first day of racing.

After three races today for the fleet, 49er skiff sailors Peter and Blair have considerably closed the gap on the leading Australian boat, and given themselves a fifteen point buffer on the third placed Finnish team, scoring a seventh, second and then winning the final race of the day.

'It was really fun... good to finish the three races on a high going into the lay day, and with some good low scores' said Blair after sailing.

Just four races remain for the men’s 49er before the top ten competitors progress to the double point medal round. Blair continued 'We’ve put ourselves in a good position but there’s still a lot more to do.'

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes (GBR) on the penultimate leg of Race 11 of the 49er class -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Women’s 470 sailors Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie made a top start to their regatta, breaking away from the pack in the first race with one other boat, and finishing the race second. They followed it up with a solid seventh, and are scored second equal with the women’s team from Israel. It is still very early in the event for this team who have nine more races to sail.

Also in the 470, Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders had two top five finishes, although a disqualification from yesterday’s first race due to a port/starboard incident with another competitor has lowered them to eighth overall. After completing one more race tomorrow, they will be eligible to discard that result as their worst score.

Both the NZ Finn (Dan Slater) and Star (Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner) have finished the opening series inside the top ten and after a rest day tomorrow, they will be progressing to Sunday’s medal race ranked ninth and eighth respectively.

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Dan Slater (NZL) soon after finishing in eight place in Race 9 of the Finn class. -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Dan talked about going forward to the medal race: 'I’m looking forward to racing... Raffa [Spanish competitor] and I have been training partners for years sailing at home and we’ve been match racing around the track so it’s kind of neat that the two of us get to bash it out even though it’s not really the position we wanted to be in.'

Sara Winther today had her two best ones to date, finishing races in ninth and eleventh in this extremely competitive fleet of 41 sailors.

Tomorrow, Saturday August 4th, the RS:X Boardsailing and Women’s Match Racing will resume, while it will be a rest day for the Finn, Star and 49er. There will be two races each for the 470’s, Laser, Laser Radial and RS:X, while the Women’s Match Racing crew will have just one.

Standings- Day 6 – August 3rd, 2012

2nd Peter Burling/Blair Tuke (49er) after 11 of 16 races (9, 7, 1, 7, 3, 5, 9, 11)

2nd Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (470 W) after 2 of 11 races (2, 7)

6th JP Tobin (RS:X) after 6 of 11 races (15, 4, 3, 7, 8, 8)

8th Paul Snow Hansen/ Jason Saunders (470 M) after four of 11 races (28DSQ, 3, 5, 4)

8th Hamish Pepper/ Jim Turner (Star) after 10 of 11 races (15, 7, 1, 13, 6, 5, 9, 8, 8, 9)

8th Women’s Match Racing- Round Robin: Four win, Six loss

9th Andrew Murdoch (Laser) after 8 of 11 races (12, 8, 17, 18, 1, 7, 13, 15)

9th Dan Slater (Finn) after 10 of 11 races (7, 12, 1, 6, 17, 11, 6, 15)

21st Sara Winther (Laser Radial) after 8 of 11 races (31, 23, 21, 15, 35, 31, 9, 11)

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - New Zealand coach, Nathan Handley follows the progress of his charges, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie as they start up the first leg in the first race of the Womens 470 event. They finished second in the race. -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Dan Slater Finn class - Day 6 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - New Zealand’s Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner chase Mark Mendelbaltt and Brian Faith (USA) out of the start of Race 7 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Dan Slater (NZL) soon after finishing in eight place in Race 9 of the Finn class. -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) lead the 49er class racing in front of a big crowd on the Nothe course. -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - New Zealand’s Paul Snow Hansen and Jason Saunders challenge crews from USA and Portugal. NZL finished 5th in race 3 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Start of Finn race - Day 6 - Dan Slater )NZL) at pin end of the line. -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie relished the conditions on Weymouth Bay - they lie in second overall and two points off the lead after the first two races -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

August 3, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Dan Slater (NZL) Finn class - Day 6 - with Ben Ainslie (GBR) astern -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


by Kristine Lederis, Yachting NZ

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100623

8:51 AM Sat 4 Aug 2012GMT


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


Related News Stories:

05 Aug 2012  London Olympics: Day 7 - Half NZ Team inside top five of their fleets
31 Jul 2012  2012 Olympics: New Zealand wins two races in two events on Day 2
25 Jul 2012  One Ton Champion, Rainbow II arrives back in Auckland
23 Jul 2012  Royal Port Nicholson Youth Scheme team wins 2012 Governors Cup
23 Jul 2012  2012 Optimist World Championships - Teams Racing Day 2
21 Jul 2012  Optimist World Championships Day 4, Dominican Republic, 19 Jul 2012
20 Jul 2012  Rainbow II nearly home
19 Jul 2012  50th Optimist World Championships kicks off in Caribbean
15 Jul 2012  31st Coastal Classic to start October 19 - 200 entries expected
14 Jul 2012  2012 Youth Worlds: Competition begins in Dublin Bay, Ireland + Video
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




















































NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base   
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!   
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   


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 VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT