sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : London Olympics 2012 - Hump day for the Canadian team
London Olympics 2012 - Hump day for the Canadian team

'London 2012 - Olympic Games Day 4 - CAN'    Carlo Borlenghi/FIV - copyright

Here we are halfway through week one of Olympic Sailing at the 2012 Summer Games. Weymouth and Portland National Sailing academy, host venue for the Olympic sailing, has seen its fair share of drama unfold already.

Our Star sailors had a pretty brutal blow yesterday when they crossed the start early and failed to realize they needed to return to the start. The result was a gut wrenching fleet +1 score, 17 points. Laser medal hopeful Paul Goodison from the UK’s sailing team was in severe pain yesterday having reported major back pains though he was on the course today. Also from the UK team come the low results from superstar Finn sailor Ben Ainslie, whose norm is to take a bullet every race, but was recorded this week as low as 12th. Ben has moved his was up in the fleet to be sitting nicely at second overall currently, albeit 10 points behind leader Jonas Hogh-Christensen. With four-six races remaining and the 470 men and women’s fleet yet to hit the water there is still a substantial amount of racing left.

470 men are on the docket for their first race tomorrow as well as the return of the Star and Finn fleets from their well deserved lay day. Lasers and Radials are off for the day to recover, recuperate and recollect while the RS:X men and women fleets hang in for one more day before taking Friday off.

On the Canadian front it was the RS:X men and women that are really grabbing our attention. Zac Plavsic is hungry for top of the fleet results, however he is so eager to perform that he’s jumping the gun across the start. Forced to do penalty turns and claw back to the front again today Zac posted a 12 and a 6 moving him to seventh overall. His plan is to keep focusing on smart starts and the rest will play out well for this former Olympic contender.

RS:X women's sailor Nikola Girke also posted two tops ten’s today, taking a 10 and a 6 to move her to ninth overall. As Nikola puts it - 'It was quite shifty out there today with big puffs. I recovered well from a few bad shifts and remained consistent throughout both races. I am pleased that I am still in the hunt!'

Yesterday Nikolas board malfunctioned via a crack in her fin, which at the time she assumed was weeds causing much distraction and slowing her down. As a result she went for redress because all the board equipment is provided by the organizing committee. After several hours of deliberation, they dismissed her case because there wasn't enough damage to warrant a redress however she did receive new equipment for today.

Our Laser sailors Danielle Dube and David Wright had a rough day. Malfunctions and collisions were the name of the game and it didn’t pay off very well for either. A problem with mainsheet feeding was Danielle’s enemy, not to mention catching the wrong shift on every side of the course. 'Very shifty out there today and I couldn’t seem to pick the right shift to save my life. The shift would last the whole beat so I would pick the opposite side on the next beat and the wind would shift again. Not my lucky day.' She posted a 31 and a 32 to place her in 29th overall. David Wright had a collision in his second race, moving him significantly farther away from the lead than we’d all like. He nailed a 14 and a 24 to his board, putting him in 29th overall.

Our 49er boys Hunter Lowden and Gordon Cook also had a spell of bad luck today when their halyard malfunctioned limiting their ability to hoist their spinnaker. They battled through it and finished ninth in their first race and 17th in their second. The guys are sitting at 14th over all after race 6.Unlike other fleets the 49ers have a series of 15 races, so there’s still plenty of time to move ahead in the fleet.

Stay tuned for more action as this Olympic Regatta continues to unfold. As always check into the Canadian Sailing Team on Facebook for the quickest results, the CST website for you’re in depth reports and ISAF’s Olympic coverage for all the results and action.

Keep cheering Canada, and SAIL FAST


by Canadian Sailing Team

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100492

7:20 AM Thu 2 Aug 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Rod Davis - why I left Team NZ *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
















Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,










Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery by Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com,


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   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third   
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer   
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3   
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT