Olympic Preview - Single-Handed Dinghy Open - Laser
7:47 AM Thu 5 Aug 2004
Australia’s Michael Blackburn has finished third in the last two World Championships and already has an Olympic medal to his name, a bronze in 2000. He will be looking to go a couple better in Athens and has shown skill with the Athens conditions in winning the Saronikus Gulf Regatta in 2003. ...
Michael Blackburn arrives in Athens
By Michael Blackburn, Athens ,
7:45 AM Sun 1 Aug 2004
I've returned to Athens today and tomorrow we head out to the Athens Olympic Village to get our accreditation and Australian Team gear. ...
Off to Greece after Europeans
By Michael Blackburn, Germany ,
7:40 AM Mon 26 Jul 2004
The 2004 Laser European titles wound up yesterday in Warnemunde, Germany. First overall was Belgian stalwart Phillipe Bergmans and our own Tom Slingsby finished second in an awesome performance ...
Australia top five at Laser European Trophy
By Di Pearson,
8:00 AM Sun 25 Jul 2004
A black flag in the penultimate race has stopped Michael Blackburn (AUS) from winning the Laser European Trophy which finished in Warnemunde, Germany overnight, but his win in the final race ensured his fifth place result. ...
Blackburn ups the anti at Laser Europeans
By Di Pearson, Warnemunde, Germany ,
9:25 AM Fri 23 Jul 2004
Despite his worst result of the series to-date, Michael Blackburn (AUS) added to his lead at the Laser European’s in Warnemunde overnight, his fifth place in the day’s one race being used as a discard. ...
Michael Blackburn leads Laser Europeans
By Di Pearson,
8:40 AM Thu 22 Jul 2004
Michael Blackburn (AUS) continues his lead of the Laser European’s in Warnemunde overnight, adding a further two wins to his score card, putting him 13 points clear of his nearest rival. ...
Plastic bags dominate Greek sailing waters
By Michael Blackburn, Athens, Greece ,
8:33 AM Tue 29 Jun 2004
Since my last update I’ve been home and have now returned to Europe, in fact to Athens, the Construction Zone of the Olympics. ...
Not happy with my final result
By Michael Blackburn, Turkey ,
8:02 AM Sat 22 May 2004
As I return to Australia after a month in Europe, here is a rundown on the final day of the Laser Worlds in Bitez, Turkey - the most exciting of my trip. ...
Scheidt wins record seventh World title – Blackburn misses his chance
By Event Media/Sail-World,
8:00 AM Thu 20 May 2004
Overnight in Bitez, Turkey, Robert Scheidt (BRA) made sailing history, in winning the Harken Laser World Championship, Scheidt won his seventh world title and Michael Blackburn (AUS), his major adversary, finished third overall, not finishing the final race. ...
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