sail-world.com -- News - 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games
Weymouth and Portland Sat, 28 Jul 2012 to Sat, 11 Aug 2012
Lijia Xu ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 - THAT Speech
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
2:13 AM Sun 3 Nov 2013
Lijia Xu (CHN) was crowned ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 at an awards night in Dublin, Ireland. The acceptance speech from the China sailor was one of the most eloquent ever heard. The acceptance speech from the China sailor was one of the most eloquent ever heard. If you have not heard it, you can catch it now. ...
Mat Belcher – 17 in a row - 'The harder I work, the luckier I get'
By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,
8:56 AM Tue 20 Aug 2013
The harder I work the luckier I get, is a quotation attributed variously to Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain but perhaps of Amish origin, but regardless the sentiment is well understood. And it’s something that one of Australia´s most successful Olympic class regatta sailors and his coach understands very well. ...
A Tribute to Bart
By America's Cup Media,
7:07 PM Fri 31 May 2013
Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died in the capsize of the Artemis Racing AC72 on May 9, 2013. His service will be held on Friday May 31 in Sherborne Abbey, UK, followed by a celebration of his life at Sherborne Castle. This video pays tribute to Bart's many sailing achievements ...
Ainslie knighted in New Year Honours, five others recognised
By Lindsay Bell, United Kingdom ,
7:31 PM Sat 29 Dec 2012
British sailor and four-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie has capped a triumphant year of sailing with a Knighthood in the New Year Honours list. British Sailing has more cause for celebration, with honours also going to Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas, and to Ainslie’s coach David Howlett, who were both named as Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). ...
2012 Paralympic Games a winner in global TV ratings
3:05 AM Wed 28 Nov 2012
The London 2012 Paralympic Games were a TV ratings winner with pictures shown in more countries than ever before and attracted their biggest ever international audience according to new figures published by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). ...
London Paralympic Games debrief to start in Rio
3:25 AM Wed 21 Nov 2012
The organising committee of what International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven defined as the best ever Paralympic Games, will share their knowledge and experiences of London 2012 with future organising committees and the 2020 candidate cities this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...
2012 Olympics: The Medalists thoughts on Kites and Windsurfers
By Richard Gladwell,
11:19 PM Fri 2 Nov 2012
At the Medal Winners Media Conference held after the Medal Ceremony for the Mens and Womens Windsurfing Event at the 2012 Olympics, the new Olympic Medalists were asked their thoughts on the decision to change the event from Windsurfing to Kiteboarding the 2016 Olympics. ...
Lessons to be learnt from Sailing Event crowd hype
By Rob Kothe,
3:28 AM Tue 23 Oct 2012
In the months and weeks before the 2012 London Olympic regatta in Weymouth, which started in late July at the peak of the local tourist season, the local authorities had erected signs asking people to plan their travel plans carefully on the Devon coast because of expected delays due to heavy traffic congestion because of the upcoming Olympic event in Weymouth-Portland. ...
2012 Olympics: Rod Carr on the rise and rise of British Sailing
7:48 AM Sat 22 Sep 2012
In this long interview RYA former CEO and longtime coach and Olympic manager, Rod Carr explains the thinking and lessons behind the rise and rise of British Olympic sailing, gives insights as to what it takes to win in the Olympic environment. Yes, talent is important but attitude even more so
This is a video that needs to be viewed, and inwardly digested by every sailor, coach and administrato ...
Gold medallist Lijia Xu seeks sailing awareness, not fame
5:09 AM Fri 21 Sep 2012
Lijia Xu is proud of her sailing gold medal, but she wants a quick return to normal life, writes Sun Xiaochen. Winning is good, but hold the applause and toasts. That's what Chinese sailor Lijia Xu hopes for after unexpectedly rising to stardom as swimming prodigies Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen did following her London Olympics triumph. ...
2012 Olympics: Ainslie's coach, David Howlett, on what it takes to win
By Royal Yachting Association,
8:19 PM Sun 16 Sep 2012
Four time Gold Medal winner, Ben Ainslie (GBR) has a long time relationship with top Finn coach, David 'Sid' Howlett.
In this video from the Royal Yachting Association, Howlett talks about their coaching relationship - and the key factors in Ainslie's success. ...