sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Australian 49er equipment slurs refuted
Australian 49er equipment slurs refuted

'London 2012 - Olympic Games - Day 11 MEDAL RACE 49er'    Carlo Borlenghi/FIV - copyright

This is a joint statement issued by the Australian Sailing Team and Yachting New Zealand

The Australian 49er team have been the target of accusations regarding their equipment. The response to these comments is below. No further comment will be made by the teams, their coaches, or any other support staff of the Australian Sailing Team or Yachting New Zealand.

Yachting New Zealand would like to clarify that John Morgan is not associated with the NZL Sailing Team, nor has he been involved for more than two years. The statements made by John Morgan are not indicative of the views of Yachting New Zealand or the NZL sailing team.

August 8, 2012 - Weymouth, England -Gold Medalists (AUS) rear, Silver medalists (NZL) and the British crew (5th) in the 49er class -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

The equipment used in the 49er class is subject to strict measurement controls from the 49er Class Association. Both Yachting New Zealand and the Australian Sailing Team are confident in the accuracy of the strict equipment inspection processes undergone at the London 2012 Olympic Games and major events in the build-up.

Australia’s 2012 Gold medallists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have won all five of the previous events that they have competed at in Weymouth, and are very deserved of their Gold Medal here in 2012. They have used a range of different boats at these events. The Australians also have and use boat hulls produced from all of the approved 49er manufacturers.

Given the strict measurement controls and the range of equipment used by the Australians, there is absolutely no basis for these claims made by John Morgan on August 10th 2012..

The management teams of both the Australian Sailing Team and Yachting New Zealand are extremely disappointed that the celebrations for two such talented sailors who have worked exceptionally hard over many years to attain Olympic gold are being tainted by such unfounded accusations.

Below is the refuted accusation from John Morgan - on Scuttlebutt

----------------------------------------------------------------

I am one of the technical coaches with the NZ Men's 49er and Women's 470 team, and would like to give the Scuttlebutt readers some facts on Aussie Nathan Outteridge's gold medal winning boat controversy

In the early days of our work with the Ozzies, we got to use their boats when training or racing in OZ. And twice we found illegal bits on the boat.

First was a longer than usual top rudder outrigger which was made by the Bethwaites and signed off by them to use in the world champs, which Nathan won. This provides less rudder drag when heeled.

Second was a raised deck/mast step pushing the main up higher power, which equals speed. This came up after the boys used the same rig in Europe as they had tuned with in OZ, and couldn't make any numbers repeat.

Last was the replacement of the bottom batten on the jib at the Olympics. You may replace the batten but it must be a class legal one but can be cut from other main battens, etc.

Nathan and Goobs are great people and brilliant sailors but got caught up in the Australian 'win at all cost' mentality. The fact that they were the only ones to use an Aussie built boat is interesting. You draw your own conclusions.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

We are sure readers will - and given the first line of Morgan's statement

I am one of the technical coaches with the NZ Men's 49er and Women's 470 team, and would like to give the Scuttlebutt readers some facts on Aussie Nathan Outteridge's gold medal winning boat controversy

----------------------------------------------------------------

Yachting New Zealand would like to clarify that John Morgan is not associated with the NZL Sailing Team, nor has he been involved for more than two years. The statements made by John Morgan are not indicative of the views of Yachting New Zealand or the NZL sailing team.

We imagine our readers will draw their own conclusions!!


by Australian Sailing Team & Yachting NZ

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=100846

2:00 PM Fri 10 Aug 2012GMT


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







News - USA and the World























International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




















PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   


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