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Pre-Olympics: Windurfers lead off in Weymouth Test Event

'NZL Sailing Team are New Zealand’s National Sailing team competing in Olympic sailing events'    Yachting NZ

Racing started over night for kiwi windsurfers Jon-Paul Tobin and Natalia Kosinska at the Weymouth and Portland 2011 International Regatta – the official London Test Event for sailing competition one year out from the 2012 London Olympic Games.

On the opening day Tobin placed sixth in both of the two men’s RS:X races sailed which puts him in sixth place overall at this early stage. GBR’s Nick Dempsey and Tobin’s Dutch training partner Dorian van Rijsselberge are all tied up at the top of the table having each scored a win and a second.

Kosinska opened with a 12th and a 10th in the two races sailed in the 28-strong RS:X Women’s fleet which puts her in 11th position on the leader board. Spain’s Marina Alabau dominated on day one with two races wins and consequenlty the early lead.

View a short clip with Kosinska after racing on day one here.

Both New Zealand’s windsurfers are pleased to have competition underway and will be back on the water for more racing tomorrow.

Laser and Radial sailors Andrew Murdoch and Sara Winther start racing tonight as well as New Zealand’s two double-handed 470 crews – Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, and Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, in the 49er skiff, start racing Saturday, along with the Finn and Star classes.

'We can’t wait for the event to start,' report Burling and Tuke, New Zealand’s 49er representatives. 'It will be good to test ourselves against the other top 24 countries in the 49er class.'

'Most of the 49er racing is provisionally programmed on the ‘Nothe’ course area. This area is very close to the cliffs and breakwater meaning great viewing from the shore but with limited space. Most of our races will be three or four laps which will make for some intense racing,' they explain.

'Our 16 races series starts with three 30 minute races per day starting Saturday 6th August, concluding with a top ten double-points medal race on the 13th August.'

Weymouth and Portland 2011 International Regatta
New Zealand’s Current Standings


6th - Jon-Paul Tobin: RS:X Men (6, 6) (Total fleet: 34)
11th - Natalia Kosinska: RS:X Women (12, 10) (Total fleet: 28)
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie: 470 Women – Racing starts tonight
Paul Snow-Hansen and Jason Saunders: 470 Men – Racing starts tonight
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke: 49er – Racing starts tomorrow night
Dan Slater: Finn – Racing starts tomorrow night
Andrew Murdoch: Laser – Racing starts tonight
Sara Winther: Radial – Racing starts tonight
Hamish Pepper and Craig Monk: Star – Racing starts tomorrow night

About this regatta:

The Weymouth and Portland 2011 International Regatta is an official London 2012 Test Event and part of the London Prepares series.

Racing runs from second – 13th August with medal races scheduled over the final three days starting with the Men’s and Women’s RS:X on 11th August. All ten of the Olympic events are being contested with each nation able to send just one entry to each event.

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