Please select your home edition
Edition
Marine Resource 2016

Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day 2 - Aussies on form

by Craig Heydon on 4 Aug 2011
Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty in Helsinki - Open European Championships 2011 Patrick Forsblom
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta has witnessed the Australian trio of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty put a tough opening day behind them and start day two in style with a win over Tamara Echegoyen of Spain.

Price and crew lost their next two races against teams from Russia and Great Britain before bouncing back in the final race of the day, beating Rita Goncalves of Portugal.

Even in the two losses the Australians were well in the mix, being beaten by the Russians by just six seconds and the British by nine. 'Today was a better day than yesterday,' said Price. 'We had variable conditions in the morning resulting in us finishing three races where we won one and lost two, then we had another race this afternoon in about 15 knots and we won against the Portugese so it was a better day.

'It was really good to take the new boats for a spin in some heavier air,' she said. 'After today we should be about mid fleet and with four more races tomorrow to finish off the round robin they’re all pretty important, we’ve just got to go out and show them what we’ve got.

'There’s a lot to play for tomorrow and still heaps that could go wrong for the other teams so we’re just going to take it as a brand new day,' said Price.

After the opening seven races the Australians find themselves in a three way tie for eighth position with two wins and five losses.

With the final four round robin races scheduled for Thursday Price, Curtis and Whitty will be pushing hard to book themselves a place in the quarter-finals.

The RS:X classes are set to hit the water for the first time on Thursday with two races scheduled. Three-time Olympian Jessica Crisp will represent Australia in the women’s class while Tim Gourlay will line up in the men’s Australian Sailing Team website
Bakewell-White Yacht DesignNewport Boat Show 2016 660x82InSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Olympic Test Event final day – US Team medal races
Olympic Test Event - On the final day the US Team took to the spectator-friendly Nothe Course for the medal races. Olympic Test Event - On the final day the US Team took to the spectator-friendly Nothe Course for the medal races. In the Star medal race Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished in seventh for an overall 10th. That race was followed by the Finn medal race in which Zach Railey finished in ninth for an overall ninth place.
Posted on 14 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta–Medal Races 49er and Star
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen clinched the 49er gold medal Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen clinched the 49er gold medal on the final day of the Olympic Test Event following a fantastic medal race on the Nothe course. Iker Martinez and Xabier Hernandez led the Australians by four points before the Medal Race meaning that for the Australians to win they had to finish ahead of the Spaniards by two places
Posted on 14 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Day 5 - Ainslie brilliant
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Ben Ainslie (GBR) produced pure brilliance on the final full racing day Ben Ainslie (GBR) produced pure brilliance on the final full racing day for Finns at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta. Not only did he win both races in confident fashion, he also dispatched his nearest rival in an audacious match racing move before the start, sealing his regatta win with a day to spare.
Posted on 13 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Bronze for Railey
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, it was ladies day for the US Team At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, it was ladies day for the US Team with entries in two of the day’s medal races. Paige Railey won a bronze medal in Laser Radial, and Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar claimed a 470 Women’s ninth overall.
Posted on 13 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta -Medal Races 470 and Laser
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Japan’s Kondo and Tabata sealed a fantastic gold medal in the Women’s 470 Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Japan’s Ai Kondo and Wakako Tabata sealed a fantastic gold medal in the Women’s 470 after they overhauled Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark on a day that decided the medals in the Laser, Laser Radial and Men’s and Women’s 470.
Posted on 13 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day 10
The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day ten has presented yet another day of hammering winds. The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day ten has presented yet another day of hammering winds on Weymouth Bay which disrupted plans for racing. One of the few classes to make it off the docks was the Star class, which completed two races. Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih scored a tenth and fifth to hold the overall eighth position.
Posted on 12 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta gold medals claimed
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta has now witnessed three sailors claim gold medals. Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, has now witnessed Dorian Van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands, Zofia Klepacka of Poland and Silja Lehtinen of Finland claim the first gold medals after a gripping day of sailing on the Nothe in winds in between fifteen and twenty knots.
Posted on 12 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta images
Photographer Ingrid Abery shares with us a gallery of images from the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta. Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, is taking place at the same venue where the London 2012 Olympics will be held. Photographer Ingrid Abery shares with us a gallery of images from all of the on the water action.
Posted on 12 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portand International Regatta day 4 Finns
Another great performance from the Olympic Champion Ben Ainslie (GBR) on the fourth day of racing Another great performance from the Olympic Champion Ben Ainslie (GBR) on the fourth day of racing for the Finns at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta moves him into a narrow, but significant, seven point lead at the top of the fleet after posting a first and second on Wednesday.
Posted on 11 Aug 2011
U.S. report from Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day 9
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, athletes from the U.S. turned in a variety of impressive results. At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, winds howled and gusted up to twenty five knots. Meanwhile, athletes from the United States turned in a variety of impressive results including two wins in the Laser Radial class by Paige Railey.
Posted on 11 Aug 2011