sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics Newsletter - Day 7
London Olympics 2012: Sailing Olympics Newsletter - Day 7

'London 2012 - Olympic Games - Day 7 - Mens Windsurfing start'    Carlo Borlenghi/FIV - copyright

Welcome to Sail-World.com's 2012 Olympic Newsletter for Day 7, August 4, 2012

The first events are close to being concluded at the 2012 Olympic Regatta, and in less than 24 hours the first medals will be presented at Weymouth.

For hosts, Great Britain, a lot hangs on the line tomorrow.

While the British would seem all but assured of a gold medal in the Mens Keelboat, with Ian Percy and Andrew Simpson looking set to defend their 2008 Olympic title, in the Star class. They must finish within four places of the second placed Robert Scheidt (BRA), and six of the third placed Fredrik Loof (SWE).

But matters are a lot more edgy in the Mens Heavyweight Dinghy, better known as the Finn, with Ben Ainslie endeavoring to win his fourth Olympic Gold medal. The points permutations are endless, suffice to say that the first home of Ainslie and Jonas Hogh-Christensen (DEN) should win. Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) can also get into the money, if the first two decide to have a match race down at the back of the fleet.

Currently the plan is for the racing to take place on the Nothe course in front of a capacity crowd, who will certainly be cheering for Ainslie.

Laser action - London 2012 - Olympic Games - Day 7 -  Carlo Borlenghi/FIV - copyright  

Today the Womens Match Racing wound into a new phase, the Knockout, with eight teams going forward and four being eliminated. The final cut was decided today with the New Zealand team losing their final match against the second placed Russian team. That result forced them into a tiebreaker, on which they found themselves on the wrong side of the formula.

Racing continued in the 470 Mens and Womens events, with racing being held on Weymouth Bay, which was back to its standard state for this regatta – seas of up to two metres, winds flicking around the 15-18kts mark. Conditions which proved a test for competitors. Surprising the boat handling errors were few.

It was a similar story on the Mens and Womens Singlehanded course, where the Laser and Laser Radial fleets have worked themselves to a near conclusion, but the outcomes could not be more different.

Portland overlooking the Olympic race course - London Olympics 2012 day 7 -  Carlo Borlenghi/FIV - copyright  

In the Mens Singlehander, Australia’s Tom Slingsby is more than making up for a poor performance in Qingdao – widely attributed to a soft supplied boat. In Weymouth he enjoys a healthy 14 point lead with just the Medal Race to come. In fact the Medal race is largely academic with second placed Pavlos Kontides having to win and Slingsby to finish worse than eighth.

The third placed competitor is 21 points behind second place – a position which is very unlikely to change after the Medal Race – however Tonici Stipanovic (CRO) is just one point adrift, and the Medal Race is expected to be a Battle for the Bronze.`

August 4, 2012 - Weymouth, England - The fancied British crew Lucy and Kate MacGregor and Annie Lush check out the course on the final day of the qualification round in the Womens Match Racing -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

However the Main Event is definitely in the Finn. Already the non-sailing media are pouring into the Sailing Media Centre in Weymouth. More are expected tomorrow. We'll have the results as soon as they happen.

In this edition of Sail-World’s Olympic newsletter we have all the background and reports on today's racing, along with some great images from some of the world’s top photographers.

We’ll all be back in action tomorrow – stay tuned to www.sail-world.com

Good sailing!

Richard Gladwell
Olympic Editor

August 4, 2012 - Weymouth, England - Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) coached by Aaron MacIntosh (NZL) leads the Mens Windsurfer (RS:X) by a 13pt margin -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


by .

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100611

11:53 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012GMT


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

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial Australia
Newsletter Editorial NZ

Related News Stories:

26 Jul 2012  Yachting Australia's National Boat Owners Meeting: CYCA Friday 27 July
25 Jul 2012  Olympics, Worlds, America’s Cup and the Northern regattas
23 Jul 2012  Whitsunday Sailing Club volunteers 'top class', says event organiser
23 Jul 2012  The heart of Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week
16 Jul 2012  The Road to Weymouth continues for the New Zealand team
15 Jul 2012  The Road to Weymouth continues for the Australian team
15 Jul 2012  The Road to Weymouth continues for the US team
12 Jul 2012  Heaven can wait – another 12 hours!!!
28 Jun 2012  ACWS Newport and VOR report —Sailing News from the U.S. and Beyond
25 Jun 2012  Holy Foiling Cats!!
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





















Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


























J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years   
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified   
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt   
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander   
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + 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