sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Paralympics London 2012 - U.S. sailors dominate SKUD18
Paralympics London 2012 - U.S. sailors dominate SKUD18

'SKUD 18 racing on day two of the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition'    David Staley - IFDS copyright

On day two of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Jen French and JP Creignou (USA) dominated after they notched up double bullets. Having recorded a third and a fifth on the opening day, the two race wins pulls them into gold medal contention on ten points. Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS) lead the fleet on eight points closely followed by Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR) on nine points.

'It's very tight at the top of the fleet and a lot can happen,' said French. And on what they need to do for the remainder of the regatta Creignou added, 'We just need to stay away from the traffic round the marks.'

The Americans blew the field away in the first race and led from start to finish. At the first mark they had established a 22 second lead and with clear water and air they extended their lead at each rounding before sealing a 1:13 victory over Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS). John McRoberts and Stacie Louttit (CAN) came through in third followed by the Brits.

French and Creignou were equally impressive in Race 4 despite not having it all their own way from the off. The Australians set the precedent early on to lead around the first three marks. But after hitting the mark at the leeward gate, the Australians did a penalty turn allowing French and Creignou through. The Americans used their exceptional downwind speed to take the bullet 47 seconds ahead of Rickham and Birrell.

Fitzgibbon and Tesch remained consistent and finished third to pull one point ahead of the Brits after the opening day saw them locked on three points apiece.

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

Top Five

1. Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS) - 8pts
2. Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR) - 9pts
3. Jen French and JP Creignou (USA) - 10pts
4. John McRoberts and Stacie Louttit (CAN) - 14pts
5. Marcos Gualandris and Marta Zanetti (ITA) - 23pts

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=101646

8:33 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 - 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
02 Sep 2012  London 2012 Paralympic Games - Strong start for Aussie sailors
02 Sep 2012  Paralympics London 2012 - Fantastic day 2 expected
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
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World















2014 J/111 World Championship - Bigger breeze arrives on day 2! by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight




























Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature
America’s Cup - British Challenge accepted by Golden Gate Yacht Club
Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video   
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes   
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia   
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3   
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.   
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson   
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled   
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium   


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