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Paralympics London 2012 - Fitzgibbon and Tesch extend lead By Craig Heydon, , 8:48 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012
On day four of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Australian sailors Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch extended their lead at the front of the Skud 18 fleet. Light winds again delayed racing in Weymouth on Tuesday morning with racing eventually getting underway in the early afternoon. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Paul Tingley on form in Weymouth By Brian Todd, , 7:01 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012
Day four of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition on Weymouth was another light day (go figure!), but the wind did come in and after some heroics by the race committees, the 2.4m and Skud got two races in while the Sonar got one. The wind came in around 12:30 but was light and variable from the west then it did clear some and it went South West but only for a while. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Brit medal charge continues on day 4 By Karenza Morton / RYA, , 6:00 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012
On day four of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Helena Lucas extended her lead in the charge for sailing gold at Weymouth and Portland. Lucas picked up from where she left off yesterday, scoring yet another race win – her third in succession and fourth overall – which she followed up with a solid fourth in the second race of the day in the 2.4 Metre one-person keelboat class. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Day 4 for U.S. sailors + Video By Dana Paxton, , 5:40 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, after a two-hour wait for wind on Portland Harbour, racing finally got underway. Jen French and JP Creignou had another impressive day in the SKUD-18 event (Two Person Keelboat), and moved up to second overall. In the 2.4mR (One Person Keelboat), Mark LeBlanc stormed back with a pair of keeper race finishes to end the day in sixth. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Sonar sailors fired up on day 4 By RYA, , 5:14 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012
At the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, the fired up British Sonar team insisted that the three-person keelboat class medals are 'still anybody’s game' at the end of day four. Challenging variable conditions in Portland Harbour meant the Sonars only got one race under their belts today, with John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas scoring a sixth place finish to be sat in sixth overall. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Irish Sonar sailors excel on day 4 By ISA, , 5:04 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012
Day four of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition was another changeable day in Weymouth for the Irish Paralympic sailors but resulted in the best performance of the regatta so far for John, Anthony and Ian. The trio came second in the only Sonar class race of the day which sees them move to ninth overall. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Lucas charges for sailing gold on day 4 By Karenza Morton / RYA, 4:39 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012
On day four of the 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Helena Lucas extended her lead in the charge for sailing gold at Weymouth and Portland. Redhill raised Lucas picked up from where she left off yesterday, scoring yet another race win – her third in succession and fourth overall – which she followed up with a solid fourth in the second race of the day in the 2.4 Metre one-person keelboat class ...[more]


London 2012 Paralympic Games – Lord Coe visits Weymouth and Portland By Matt Carter, , 1:27 AM Wed 5 Sep 2012
London 2012 Paralympic Games - Britain’s sailors had team had a boost today (Tuesday 4 September) when Lord Coe visited Weymouth and Portland. The Chairman of LOCOG visited the Sports Arena on Weymouth and saw RYA Sailability’s Try Sailing for Free sessions, running throughout the Paralympics giving disabled and able-bodied people the chance to get a taste for the sport on Weymouth Beach. ...[more]


2012 Paralympics: NZL on hold on Day 3 of Paralympics By Sail-World, 8:05 PM Tue 4 Sep 2012
The two New Zealand crews sailing in the 2012 Paralympics Regatta being sailed on Portland Harbour, near Weymouth, in England, have not improved their overall placing on the third day of the event, despite a third place in the 2.4mtr. ...[more]


Rod Davis: Olympics in Review - Calling New Zealand and USA to account By Rod Davis, 3:17 PM Tue 4 Sep 2012
Former Yachting NZ Olympic Director, Rod Davis penned these thoughts on the 2012 NZ and US Olympic effort. 'After every Olympic regatta Yachting NZ, along with every other NZ sport authority, will front before Sport New Zealand, formerly known as SPARC. They’re the ones with the dollars. It's a nerve-racking experience, as moneymen hold the fate and future of athletes/sailors in their hands. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Canadian sailors struggle on day 3 By Canadian Sailing Team, , 9:47 AM Tue 4 Sep 2012
On day three of the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, the weather in Weymouth was actually like summer, but that came with a cost to racing, lighter winds and more variable in direction. After the sailors were postponed on shore for a few hours, the seabreeze began to materialize and the racers were sent out at about 12:10PM. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Day 3 anything but boring + Video By Dana Paxton, , 6:54 AM Tue 4 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, despite a brief wait this morning for suitable wind conditions on Portland Harbour, day three was anything but boring. Race organizers consolidated all three events onto one race course and completed two races for each. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Difficult day in Weymouth By ISA, , 6:44 AM Tue 4 Sep 2012
It was a difficult day at the London 2012 Paralympics in Weymouth for the sailors. The scheduled morning racing had to be postponed for several hours as Portland Harbour was flat calm without a wisp of breeze. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - SKUD support from across the globe By RYA, , 6:23 AM Tue 4 Sep 2012
The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition is currently underway and Alexandra Rickham's sister Victoria discusses just how far and wide the Rickham clan have come from to support the SKUDs. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Lucas moves into pole position on day 3 By RYA, , 6:07 AM Tue 4 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, two awesome race victories propelled Helena Lucas into gold medal position in the 2.4 Metre one-person keelboat class at the halfway point. Redhill-born Lucas holds a nine-point advantage over nearest rival Heiko Kroger (GER) as her back-to-back race victories saw her manoeuvre into pole position at the head of the fleet with five races to come. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Trick day 3 for GBR Sonar sailors By RYA, , 5:56 AM Tue 4 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, the British Sonar team insists that it is 'Game on!' as they sit just four points outside the medal zone at the halfway point despite a tricky day three on the water at Weymouth and Portland. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Helena Lucas regains 2.4mR lead By IFDS, , 5:42 AM Tue 4 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Helena Lucas (GBR) stormed back to the top of the 2.4mR leader board following a fantastic day of racing that saw the Brit win both races. With six races done and dusted, the discard has now come into force and Lucas sits at the top of the tree on eight points, losing her 11th in Race 4. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Aussies lead the way in SKUD18 By Craig Heydon, , 10:38 AM Mon 3 Sep 2012
After two days of competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition, Australia’s Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch lead the way in the Skud 18 class. Fitzgibbon and Tesch went into races three and four on Portland Harbour tied for the lead with Great Britain’s Alexandra Rickham and Nikki Birrell. ...[more]


2012 Paralympics: Kiwis move up and down on Day 2 at Weymouth By Sail-World, 9:26 AM Mon 3 Sep 2012
The two New Zealand crews sailing in the 2012 Paralympics Regatta being sailed on Portland Harbour, near Weymouth, in England, have finished the second day of racing with mixed results. Tim Dempsey and Jan Apel sailing together in the SKUD 18 class found their groove lifting up their overall standing by three places. ...[more]


Paralympics London 2012 - Brits remain firmly in the hunt By Karenza Morton / RYA, , 8:14 AM Mon 3 Sep 2012
At the London 2012 Paralympics in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain's sailors remain firmly in the hunt for sailing silverware after a cat and mouse day two. The SKUD two-person keelboat pair of Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell sit in silver medal position, a point behind the leaders from Australia, while Helena Lucas occupies the bronze medal spot in the 2.4 Metre one-person keelboat class. ...[more]


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