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Paralympics London 2012 - Statement issued on Sonar mishap By RYA, , 6:36 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
At the Paralympic Sailing Competition, the Sonar crew received a penalty yesterday for an off the water situation. Stephen Park, ParalympicsGB Sailing team leader has this morning said: 'Wednesday (5 September) was a day of highs and lows for the ParalympicsGB sailors. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - French and Creignou claim silver By Dana Paxton, , 6:20 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
Since the final day of competition at the London Paralympic Sailing Competition was canceled due to lack of wind, racing results to date stood as final. The U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team’s Jen French and JP Creignou collected a silver medal in the SKUD-18 event. Final standings for Team USA include Mark LeBlanc sixth in the 2.4mR and Paul Callahan, Tom Brown and Bradley Johnson seventh in the Sonar ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - British sailors make history + Video By Karenza Morton / RYA, , 5:57 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, it has been a historic day on the water for British sailing as Helena Lucas and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell won Paralympic silverware at Weymouth and Portland today. Lucas, the only woman in the fleet, won gold in the 2.4 Metre one-person keelboat event while Rickham and Birrell took bronze in the SKUD two-person keelboat. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Disappointment for Irish sailors By ISA, , 5:46 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
The last day of racing for the Sonar class at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition had to be cancelled due to the lack of wind, an issue that had plagued the regatta for most of the week. The Irish sailors, John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello finished 11th overall. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Helena Lucas snags gold + Video By RYA, , 5:41 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, golden girl Helena Lucas admitted 'This is the dream!' after being crowned London 2012 Paralympic 2.4 Metre class champion at Weymouth and Portland today. Lucas – the only woman in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat fleet – claimed victory with an impressive nine-point cushion over second-placed Heiko Kroger (GER). ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Birrell and Rickham claim bronze + Video By RYA, , 5:21 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, sailors Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell admitted that they were delighted to be heading to the 2012 Closing Ceremony as Paralympic medallists after winning SKUD class bronze at Weymouth and Portland today. ...[more]


London 2012 Paralympic Games - Two medals for Britain By Matt Carter, , 12:07 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
On the final day of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta at Weymouth and Portland today, Thursday 6 September, Britain has won two medals. Helena Lucas – the only woman in her class - has won 2.4 Metre one-person keelboat gold and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell have won SKUD two-person keelboat bronze. ...[more]


London 2012 Paralympic Games - Fitzgibbon and Tesch win sailing gold By Craig Heydon, 11:34 AM Thu 6 Sep 2012
Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have won gold at the London 2012 Paralympic Games with a race to spare. It’s the first time that either sailor has won Paralympic gold. ...[more]


2012 Paralympics: Sun shines as Kiwis hold status quo on Day 5 By Yachting NZ, , 11:15 AM Thu 6 Sep 2012
The sun finally showed its face on the penultimate day of sailing at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing competition, and the New Zealand competitors have maintained their status quo with results hovering around the top ten. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Britain guaranteed sailing medals By RYA, 6:20 AM Thu 6 Sep 2012
At the Paralympic Sailing Competition, Britain’s sailors are guaranteed at least a silver and a bronze medal as they head in to the final day tomorrow (Thursday 6 September). Helena Lucas – the only woman in the class - is guaranteed at least a silver medal in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat class. But she currently sits in gold medal position with a nine-point advantage over Heiko Kroger (GER). ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Rickham and Birrell to sail for silver By RYA, , 6:10 AM Thu 6 Sep 2012
At the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Britain’s Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell will be sailing for SKUD class silver tomorrow after guaranteeing at least a bronze medal on day five at Weymouth and Portland. But a gold medal in the two-person keelboat event is now out of the grasp of Rickham (Epsom) and Birrell (Knutsford) as Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS) hold an unassailable lead. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Lucas ready to sail for gold By RYA, 5:56 AM Thu 6 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Britain’s Helena Lucas will be sailing for 2.4mR class gold tomorrow after guaranteeing at least a silver medal on day five at Weymouth and Portland. Redhill-raised Lucas – the only woman in the one-person keelboat fleet – currently sits in first overall with a nine-point cushion over Heiko Kroger (GER) in second with one race to come tomorrow. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Another tricky day in Weymouth By ISA, , 5:49 AM Thu 6 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, the Sonar class had a further three races today in Portland Harbour in what was the penultimate day for the sailors. A 13th, 10th and 10th saw the Irish team; John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello move down to 11th overall. There will be one final race tomorrow but the gold medal has already been decided. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Podium positions on the line + Video By Dana Paxton, , 4:50 AM Thu 6 Sep 2012
At the Paralympic Sailing Competition, with podium positions riding on the line for the U.S. Paralympic Sailing Team, day five was a crucial point in the competition. Adding to the excitement was a change in wind conditions, with 15-20 knots of wind, the most seen during the Games. Jen French and JP Creignou relished the conditions and held tight to their second place overall in the SKUD-18 event. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Busy day in Weymouth By Canadian Sailing Team, , 4:45 AM Thu 6 Sep 2012
It was a busy day of racing at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition! The Sonar class pumped out three races in an effort to catch up and the other two classes (2.4mR and SKUD) both completed two races on this penultimate day of competition. While podium spots are already guaranteed for some countries, others will have to give their everything to earn those elusive top three positions. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Britain’s sailors guaranteed medals By Matt Carter, 11:43 PM Wed 5 Sep 2012
London 2012 Paralympic Games - Britain’s sailors are guaranteed at least a silver and a bronze medal as they head in to the final day of the sailing competition tomorrow (Thursday 6 September). Helena Lucas – the only woman in the class - is guaranteed at least a silver medal in the 2.4mR one-person keelboat class. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012: Day 4 - races of two halves in Portland By Sail-World, 9:56 PM Wed 5 Sep 2012
It was a race of two halves for the two New Zealand crews sailing in the 2012 Paralympics Regatta on Portland Harbour, near Weymouth, England. All competitors faced another long day on the water, first waiting for enough wind to race and then struggling through a series of abandoned attempts, until finally two short races were sailed on near landlocked Portland Harbour. ...[more]


2012 Paralympics: Dutch Trio remain clear in the Sonar after Day 4 By ISAF, 9:50 PM Wed 5 Sep 2012
Only one Sonar race was possible on the fourth day of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Regatta and Netherlands' Udo Hessels, Marcel van de Veen and Mischa Rossen remain in the lead with an 11 point cushion. The day's race win went to Jens Kroker, Siegmund Mainka and Robert Prem (GER) which moved the German trio from fourth to second overall. ...[more]


2012 Paralympics: Brit's Lucas sitting pretty in the 2.4mR after Day 4 By ISAF, 9:41 PM Wed 5 Sep 2012
Helena Lucas (GBR) made it three wins in a row on the fourth day of 2.4mR racing at the Paralympic Sailing Regatta to extend her lead to 11 points over Heiko Kroger (GER) who won the days other race. The Brit picked up where she left off from day three by winning Race 7 to make it three wins in a row. ...[more]


2012 Paralympics: Australians go clear in the SKUD18 after Day 4 By ISAF, , 9:34 PM Wed 5 Sep 2012
Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch (AUS) have put a gap of four points between them and Jen French and Jp Creignou (USA) and Alex Rickham and Niki Birrell (GBR) with three SKUD18 races remaining at the Paralympic Sailing Competition. Very little has separated the top three crews since racing began with just two points the difference throughout. ...[more]


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