sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Paralympics London 2012 - Dutch crew take Sonar lead
Paralympics London 2012 - Dutch crew take Sonar lead

'Sonar racing on day 2 of the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition'    David Staley - IFDS copyright

The Dutch Sonar crew took the overall lead on the second day of racing in the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, after a late Australian disqualification forced them out of the overall lead.

Overnight leaders Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Stephen Churm (AUS) failed to keep clear of Great Britain's John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas (GBR) in Race 3 and were disqualified at 19:36 local time having finished third.

The Australians finished second in Race 4 and drop to the fourth.

Udo Hessels, Marcel van de Veen and Mischa Rossen (NED) were extremely impressive recording a second and a bullet in shifty Portland winds. They move from fifth to gold medal position on 13 points.

Race 3 winners Bruno Jourdren, Nicolas Vimont-Vicary and Eric Flageul (FRA) jump up one place to second overall following a sixth in Race 4. America's Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson move up to third following the Australian DSQ.

In Race 3 the Australians took an early lead but their decision to gybe straightaway at the first mark proved costly as they slipped down to eighth. Israel's Dror Cohen, Arnon Efrati and Benny Vexler took the lead but were unable to hold it as the French pounced to take the lead at the second mark.

The Australians recovered and worked their way up the fleet before an altercation with the British on the second windward. The Australians, on port tack, did not keep clear of the British team on starboard tack which resulted in their disqualification. Whilst the Dutch, who had sailed conservatively throughout the race, took a comfortable second place.

Race 4 developed into a fixed formation as the Dutch rounded the first mark in the lead followed by the Australians and America's Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson. The teams remained in their positions until the finish.

Top Five

1. Udo Hessels, Marcel van de Veen, Mischa Rossen (NED) - 13pts
2. Bruno Jourdren, Nicolas Vimont-Vicary and Eric Flageul (FRA) - 14pts
3. Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson (USA) - 20pts
4. Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Stephen Churm (AUS) - 21pts
5. John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Stephen Thomas (GBR) - 21pts

Disabled Sailing London 2012 Paralympic Website


by IFDS

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=101648

8:55 PM 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 - Brits remain firmly in the hunt
03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Ups and downs for the Canadians on day 2
03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Impressive day 2 for U.S. sailors + Video
03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Heiko Kroger on form in 2.4mR
03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - U.S. sailors dominate SKUD18
03 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Day 1 and 2 for Irish sailors
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
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,












ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,
























2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco


























GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead   
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins   
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4   
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   


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