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

 

Sail-World.com : Canada earns Olympic berths in all four classes

Canada earns Olympic berths in all four classes

'Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships'    © Richard Langdon /Perth 2011    Click Here to view large photo

The medal race is all that remains for the first week competitors at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships. Unfortunately for Canadian supporters we don't have any athletes in the much desired Medal race.

We did have some solid finishes for the Canadian squad today. Nikola Girke in the women's RSX class led the charge putting up a second in the final race vaulting herself up the leader board to finish 15th overall, securing Canada a berth at the Olympic Games. Further to Olympic qualifying, each of the RSX Women, 470 Men, Finn and Radial classes are all now guaranteed entry in Weymouth for the 2012 Olympic Games, all in all a good outcome out of week one.

Around the classes, Chris Cook put up a pair of 17's on the challenging centre course to finish 16th overall while Greg Douglas landed in 26th. Brendan Wilton continued his domination in Silver fleet posting a 2-1 for the day. Although not where Brendan wanted to be racing his 1-1-3-2-1 in the Silver fleet was a solid exhibition after a difficult qualifying series. The 470 men had a challenging 26-35 on the day and slipped to 29th overall, none the less this finish did qualify the class for the games both in terms of ISAF country qualification and meeting the internal Canadian performance criteria. The Radial women's team also met the country qualification standard.

From an Olympic perspective the trials continue on two different fronts. For the Radial class, they will settle the selection of the Canadian representative in Miami at the Olympic Classes regatta at the end of January, while for the RSX, 470 and Finn classes the Canadian representative will be selected by virtue of the top Canadian finisher at the 2012 World Championships.

The hottest story on the day doesn't focus on sailing but rather on a confrontation between Ben Ainslie (GBR Finn) and a media boat. Not wanting to take sides or overstate any areas, this incident was most unfortunate with Ben boarding the Media boat following race one and having a physical confrontation with the boats driver who appeared to have influenced the outcome of the race. This type of physical interaction is far from acceptable and invariably will at minimum create some interesting press, and in the worst of cases result in some sort of sanctions. We are certain to hear more on this story front.

More Canadian action to come as the Star class starts racing tomorrow with 2 teams in the mix, Clarke/Bjorn & Wolfs/Hebbs.

Congratulations to all 4 classes for qualifying Canada for 2012!




by Canadian Yachting Association

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=91701

5:37 PM Sat 10 Dec 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on
2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Perth 2011


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





AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,




















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,




















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul








420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images   
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive   
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one   
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists   
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia   
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing   
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory   


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