sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : London Olympics 2012: Laser Radial - Van Acker and Bouwmeester rise
London Olympics 2012: Laser Radial - Van Acker and Bouwmeester rise

'Evi Van Acker (BEL) - London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition'    Thom Touw ©

London Olympics 2012 Sailing competition, Weymouth - Laser Radial class.

Evi Van Acker (BEL) and Marit Bouwmeester (NED) each took victory in a race in the Laser Radial class to reduce Annalise Murphy's (IRL) early lead. The Irish girl sits at the top of the leader board on 12 points whilst Van Acker is two behind on 14 and Bouwmeester is on 19.


The Belgian won Race 5 by a three second gap over Great Britain's Alison Young and a great comeback in Race 6 to saw her finish the race in fifth, 'I had a few really good comebacks,' said Van Acker. 'It was really tricky out there because it was windy and then not so windy and the wind was shifting. A rain front was predicted so everybody was a bit like where do we go. I was behind in two races and I got every chance to fight for it and I took all my chances. I'm really happy with my sailing.'

Bouwmeester also had an impressive day with a sixth in Race 5 before posting her first bullet of the regatta in Race 6. The world number one said, 'I was not so happy with my first race, it was so tricky but I put myself back in the game with the last race so another day to fight. I'm happy to have a day off tomorrow and then come back. It looks pretty windy so better fuel up and get myself ready.'

Murphy maintains her lead however she could only manage an eighth and a 19th in a tricky day of sailing on the Weymouth Bay West Course. Even though she struggled she is still happy with the way things are going, 'It's brilliant being half-way through the regatta and still being in first spot. But there are still four races to go. It's kind of hard to keep on winning races.'

The Radials enjoy a lay day on tomorrow before racing resumes at 13:30 local time on the Portland Harbour course.

Click here for results

ISAF website


by ISAF

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100459

6:59 PM Wed 1 Aug 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:

05 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Laser - Lead taken, history made on day 7
05 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: RS:X Men - Dutch domination in Weymouth
05 Aug 2012  London Olympic 2012 Sailing Competition - Results after day 7
05 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - Finn Class final showdown
05 Aug 2012  London 2012 Olympics Slingsby on fire
04 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012—Breeze expected to soften this afternoon
04 Aug 2012  London Olympics: Richard Langdon's view of Day 6
04 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - Images by Carlo Borlenghi of Day 6 at Weymouth
04 Aug 2012  London 2012 Olympics - Day 6 images by Thom Touw
04 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - High Drama ahead for Finn class
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong


America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


























HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ
















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia




WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video   
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June   
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions   
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20   
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1   
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report *Feature   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year *Feature   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   


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.
X6XL NEW US