sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : London Olympics 2012: 49er - Danes claim bronze in Weymouth
London Olympics 2012: 49er - Danes claim bronze in Weymouth

'Weymouth, England - The Danish crew of Norregaard and Lang win the Bronze Medal in the 49er class'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

London Olympics 2012 Sailing competition, Weymouth - 49er class.

Denmark's Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang kept their grasp on third place in the 49er by finishing third in the Medal Race to snag the bronze medal.


Austria's Nico Delle-Karth and Nikolaus Resch led the Medal Race from start to finish and it looked like they would take bronze at one point. However on the second to last run the Danes took the left side of the course whilst everyone went right and it paid off as they climbed from seventh to third and back into the final podium spot.

Norregaard said, 'Sometimes it goes right and sometimes it goes wrong. We didn't hit it right on the first one but managed to get back into it and that last one we were really happy to get it and get back into the game. Everything worked out really good for us.

'That was our chance at that moment. We had to make a little bit of separation between us to get in there. Just as we rounded the bottom mark we could see pressure filling in on the left and we went for it and it turned out to be really good.'

At one point the Danes were struggling at the tail of the fleet and but they knew what they had to do before the Medal Race. 'We knew all the way where we were,' added Norregaard. 'It was only coming to top mark at the last time where it actually looked like we had a medal within reach and we managed to bring it in.

'We went out and we won the bronze but it felt like a gold. Sometimes it feels like losing gold but not today, it was definitely a win of bronze.'

Having already sealed 49er gold ahead of the final day Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) sailed conservatively allowing a light wind battle for bronze to ensue on the Nothe Course.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) had also clinched silver ahead of the Medal Race meaning the chase was on for bronze with any one of six teams in the running.

On their gold medal Outteridge said, 'It was amazing. We've sailed brilliantly for four years and this week has been our best so far and its great it happened at the Olympics. It was a tough race to get around, it was great for us and awesome to enjoy with the Kiwis.'

Top Five

1. Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) - 56pts
2. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) - 80pts
3. Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang (DEN) - 114pts
4. Nico Delle-Karth and Nikolaus Resch (AUT) - 124pts
5. Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis (FRA) - 124pts

Click here for full 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=100775

8:05 PM Wed 8 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:

09 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Elliott 6M (WMR) - Semi Final teams decided
09 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - Women's match racers knocked out
09 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - Outteridge and Jensen snag 49er gold
09 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - Australian sailing preview for day 12
09 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012: Aussie 49ers win gold - Images by Ingrid Abery
09 Aug 2012  London Olympic 2012 Sailing Competition - Results after day 11
09 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012—Women’s 470 class medals partially determined
09 Aug 2012  London 2012 Olympics 49ers – Aussies and Kiwis confirm domination
08 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012—49er fury at Weymouth
08 Aug 2012  London Olympics 2012 - See you in 2016 in Rio
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

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














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










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   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   
Rolex China Sea Race on the horizon   
What can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 rumbles on   


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.
XL NEW US