sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Strong RS:X fleet

Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Strong RS:X fleet

'Marina Alabau,RS-X Women'    Richard Langdon /Ocean Images ©    Click Here to view large photo

Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011 is being held from 31 July to 13 August 2011. RS:X racing begins for the men's and women's fleet on 4 August and culminates with the Medal Race on 11 August.

Sixty five RS:X sailors will look to set an early marker one year ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition as they compete in Weymouth and Portland at the London 2012 Olympic Test Event.

In the 34-strong Men's RS:X fleet Nick Dempsey (GBR) will be hotly fancied after he clinched gold at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in June. The regatta was held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, the venue of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition and with the experience gained from winning on Olympic waters Dempsey knows what it takes to come out on top in a strong competitive field.

ISAF Sailing World Cup champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge (NED) will be one of the favourites coming into the event after the Dutchman won gold at US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR and Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia MAPFRE before coming third at Skandia Sail for Gold behind Dempsey and training partner Jon-Paul Tobin (NZL).

Tobin was selected for the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta ahead of 2008 Men's RS:X Olympic Gold Medallist Tom Ashley (NZL) after his second place finish at Skandia Sail for Gold. And like Dempsey and Van Rijsselberge, Tobin will certainly fancy his chances.

The field also includes 2008 Olympic Silver Medallist Julien Bontemps (FRA), World number one Nimrod Mashich (ISR), who finished third in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Men's RS:X Standings, Kieler-Woche gold medallist and World number two Przemyslaw Miarczynski (POL) and Delta Lloyd Regatta gold medallist Taehoon Lee (KOR).

The Women's RS:X consists of 31-sailors with varying ranges of experience. The most experienced being Italy's Alessandra Sensini who is aiming to make it six Olympic Games in a row. The 41-year-old first sailed at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Sailing Competition where she placed seventh in the Lechner. Since then she has gone on to win bronze in the Mistral at Atlanta 1996, gold at Sydney 2000 and a bronze at Athens 2004. At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Sailing Competition she won silver in the Women's RS:X.

At the other end of the spectrum is 16-year-old Audrey Yong who won bronze at the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games before finishing fifth at the 41st ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Zadar, Croatia. Yong has sailed on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit this season finishing 32nd at the Delta Lloyd Regatta, 53rd at Skandia Sail for Gold and 20th at Kieler-Woche so will be using her experience of senior sailing at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta.

Marina Alabau (ESP) will be the favourite to take the gold medal in Weymouth following her comprehensive eight point victory at Skandia Sail for Gold and further victories at US Sailing's Rolex Miami OCR and Trofeo S.A.R. Princess Sofia Mapfre.

Skandia Sail for Gold silver medallist Zofia Noceti-Klepacka (POL) and bronze medallist Lee Korzits (ISR) will be looking to stake their claim as will World number two Charline Picon (FRA) and 2008 Women's RS:X bronze medallist and World number three Bryony Shaw (GBR).

Entry list
Notice of Race
Sailing instructions

ISAF website




by International Sailing Federation

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=86368

4:49 PM Mon 25 Jul 2011 GMT






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 Nov 2013  Lijia Xu ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 - THAT Speech
20 Aug 2013  Mat Belcher – 17 in a row - 'The harder I work, the luckier I get'
22 Jul 2013  2012 Olympic Games - Stevie Morrison one year on
22 Jul 2013  2012 Olympic Games - Lucy Macgregor one year on
03 Jun 2013  Ainslie: Close to quitting sailing after Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's death
31 May 2013  A Tribute to Bart
29 Dec 2012  Ainslie knighted in New Year Honours, five others recognised
28 Nov 2012  2012 Paralympic Games a winner in global TV ratings
21 Nov 2012  London Paralympic Games debrief to start in Rio
02 Nov 2012  2012 Olympics: The Medalists thoughts on Kites and Windsurfers
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



















2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4 by William Wagner, San Francisco
















































America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble
Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2 images by Erik Simonson
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - TP52 fleet ready for tricky race tracks
Rolex Big Boat Series - Plenty maintains lead
2014 Asia Pacific Student Cup - Count down begins
Extreme Sailing Series: Live coverage of Day 3 - view here
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Going away
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Practice makes perfect
2014 J/70 World Championship - Contrasting conditions on Day 4
Rolex Big Boat Series - 50 years of big boat racing: a retrospective   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 2   
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Champ: Rios takes the Championship   
Volvo Ocean Race: Leg Zero signals start of the significant racing   
Extreme Sailing Series: Physically demanding racing for BAR on Day 2   
Emirates Team NZ: Holding second overall after Day 2 in Istanbul   
Extreme Sailing Series: A force to be reckoned with in Istanbul +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Day 1 images by Jesus Renedo and Pedro Martinez   
Marseille One Design: GC32's Armin Strom storms ahead on day 2 + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Racing underway in Santander +Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Erika Reineke claims Radial race win   
Santander Worlds 2014 Mat Belcher (Part II) *Feature   
Rolex Swan Cup - Mistral keeps fleet shoreside   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup rescued by wave of local support   
ISAF Sailing World Championship, Santander - Opening ceremony images   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica geared up for Leg Zero   
J/70 World Championship 2014 - Healy surfs into lead   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Gripping first day on the Bay   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Day 1 images by Erik Simonson   


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