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London Olympics 2012: Images of Weymouth day 1 - Finn class By Richard Gladwell, 7:04 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
The Heavyweight Mens Singlehander (Finn class) sailed two races on Weymouth Bay, today, opening the Olympic regatta on the Nothe course, in front of a large crowd of paying spectators. That was followed with a testing race on Weymouth Bay, on the more traditional course for the class, sailed in a fresh southwesterly breeze. ...[more]


London Olympics - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team By Dana Paxton, 7:00 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
The 2012 London Olympics are underway with racing in the Finn and Star classes, plus in Women’s Match Racing. The United States Olympic Sailing Team’s overall results after two races count Zach Railey in 15th (Finn) and Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih in 10th (Star). Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly O’Bryan Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi finished their first two round robin matches with one win, one loss. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012: Images of Weymouth day 1 - Womens Match Racing By Richard Gladwell, 6:54 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
Today the Womens Match Racing event made its debut of Weymouth Bay, with the first round of qualification (round robin) being sailed on the Nothe course, in front of a large spectator gallery. Sailed in the Elliott 6mtr class designed especially for the event, there was the usual tight racing and close tactical battles. ...[more]


London Olympics: Images of Weymouth Day 1- Star class By Richard Gladwell, 6:40 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
The Two Man Keelboat (Star class), got off to a spectacular start in the 2012 Olympic Regatta on Weymouth Bay against the backdrop of the rural English countryside. The irish crew of Peter O'Leary and David Burrows distinguished themselves in the first race by leading around the first mark, finishing second to the French crew of Xaiver Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot. ...[more]


London Olympics - Tough day 1 for Team Canada By John Curtis, 6:36 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
At the 2012 London Olympic Games, it was a tough first day on the water for Canada - But it’s a long event and too early to count anyone out. Only two Canadian Teams raced today. Two races were sailed by the Star team of Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn and two races for Greg Douglas in the Finn Class. The 49'er sailed a practice race. ...[more]


London Olympics - Solid day 1 for Team GBR By Lindsey Bell, 6:22 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Ben Ainslie said Jonas Hoegh-Christensen must have had 'a hotline to Paul Elvstrom' after the Danish sailor did his utmost to protect his fellow countryman’s Olympic medal record on day one. Three-time Olympic champion Ainslie got the defence of his Beijing 2008 Finn title off to a solid start with two second places in today’s racing leaving him second overall. ...[more]


London Olympics - Day 1 images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery images, 5:58 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
London 2012 Olympic Games - Day one images by photographer Ingrid Abery. ...[more]


London Olympics - First solo bid for Krystal Weir By Craig Heydon, , 5:47 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
The London Olympics will be where Laser Radial sailor Krystal Weir will line up for her very first solo bid, but this 27 year old is certainly not a newcomer to the biggest show on earth. Weir campaigned for Australia’s Laser Radial spot at Beijing 2008, eventually missing out, but had her Olympic dream realised when she stepped in as a late injury replacement in the three-person Yngling class. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - Rough start for Australia on day 1 By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 5:18 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
The Australian sailing campaign for London 2012 started disastrously today. Hearts sank in the first Finn race, as Brendan Casey after a fast start, capsized and then after righting lost place after place and sailed off the course at the bottom mark. He had split the join between deck and hull and taken on a lot of water. ...[more]


London Olympics: Preview of day 2 for Team Australia By Craig Heydon, 4:50 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
At the 2012 London Olympic Games, the waters off Weymouth and Portland will be busy with six classes in action on day two. The Finn and Star classes will contest races three and four, while the Women’s Match Racing round robin continues. The 49er, Laser and Laser Radial fleets will complete their first two races. Australian sailors will be competing in five of the six classes racing on Monday. ...[more]


London Olympics: Preview of day 2 for Team GBR By RYA, 4:27 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Ben Ainslie (Finn), the Star boys, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson and the Match Race trio of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor all got their 2012 campaigns underway on day one of the regatta, but what is in store for them on day two? ...[more]


London Olympics - Paul Goodison desperate for golden performance By Lindsey Bell, , 4:04 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
London 2012 : Laser sailor Paul Goodison acknowledges that he is desperate to repeat his Beijing 2008 heroics with a gold medal-winning performance on home waters in front of his parents, as he gets his London 2012 campaign underway at Weymouth and Portland on 30 July. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Are the Stars out? By Bob Fisher, 3:52 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
It was with sadness that I watched the Stars racing off Weymouth, knowing that these were to be the first two races at the end of this class's life in the Olympic Games, or is this the end? Anyone who watched the battles on the water would not want to deny the sailors or the boats a rightful place in the quadrennial festival of all that's best in sailing. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Opening Day, Opening Salvoes By Mark Chisnell, 3:40 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
Three events opened the action at the Olympic sailing regatta on July 29th, and while it's hard to make much of a judgement about the Women's Match Racing after just four flights, the other two classes saw some more significant performance indicators. Let's start with the Finn, as that bears the heavy weight of history. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - Stars shine in perfect conditions By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 3:39 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
The wind gods blessed the Star Class with fantastic conditions for their first official day of Olympic competition during this summer’s Games with a steady 12-15 knots (with stronger puffs) out of the west-southwest. Seas followed the angle of the air, delivering the Star class with superb racing on the Weymouth Bay West course. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics — Finns answer their guns By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 3:22 AM Mon 30 Jul 2012
The Finn class cranked out its first races of this Olympiad, bearing the special honor of being the first class to answer the starting guns of this summer’s Games. Wind conditions were 15-20 knots (with higher puffs) from the west-southwest, with matching wave patterns. ...[more]


London Olympics - Outteridge and Jensen out to create history By Craig Heydon, 7:58 PM Sun 29 Jul 2012
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen will be out to create history and win Australia’s first Olympic 49er medal. 'The practice race tomorrow is more about making sure the boat is all good, it’s nice to have some breeze here for it so we can check the settings and that we’re on the pace,' said Outteridge. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Finntastic By Bob Fisher, 7:09 PM Sun 29 Jul 2012
London 2012 Olympics - The Finn class is not for wimps; it never has been, but the pressure to perform on today's Olympians has developed a superhuman group of sailors. Where once the leaders in the class were over-fed lumps of lard, holding their boats upright when sailing to windward simply by sitting on the weather gunwale, they are now as fit, or fitter, than athletes in any sport. ...[more]


Excellent breeze forecast for Day 1 of the 2012 Sailing Olympics By Richard Gladwell, 7:02 PM Sun 29 Jul 2012
Predictwind is forecasting moderate southwesterly winds for the first day of the 2012 Olympic Sailing Regatta on Weymouth Bay. The first classes to race will be the Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Finn) and Two man Keelboat (Star) along with the Womens Match Racing (Elliott 6mtr). Breezes are predicted to be blowing along the southern coast of England, in the 11-13kt average strength range ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - Weymouth 2012 Last Chance By Mark Chisnell, 10:33 AM Sun 29 Jul 2012
London Olympics 2012. It was practice day at the Olympic venue and everyone was at it. It was the last chance for everyone, tomorrow it's for real, and it's very real for one man in particular - Ben Ainslie. ...[more]


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