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London Olympics 2012—Ainslie wins historic fourth Olympic gold By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 11:28 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012
History was made today on the Nothe course in the Finn class as Team Great Britain’s Ben Ainslie claimed his fourth Gold medal, usurping Paul Elvstrom—the Great Dane—to become the most successful Olympic sailor of all time. In addition to Ainslie’s four Golds, he also has a Silver (Atlanta, 1996 in the Laser class), bringing his total portfolio up to a staggering five Olympic medals. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012—Stars fade but gold shines on By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 10:57 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Olympic and sailing history was made today on the waters off of Weymouth, UK on the Nothe racecourse as the Star class contested their last Olympic race. Sweden’s Frederik Loof and Max Salminen claimed Gold, sailing an impeccable, tactically brilliant race. Great Britain’s Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson took Silver while the Brazilian team of Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada will take home Bronze. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012—Medal fever sets in By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 8:35 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Sunny skies and an air of urgency hang over the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in Portland, UK, where the first two medal races of the London Olympics 2012 are taking place today. First up are the Stars, followed by the hotly contested Finn class. Both races will take place on the spectator-friendly Nothe course, where shore-based sailing fans can cheer-on their favorite athletes. ...[more]


London Olympics: Day 7 - Half NZ Team inside top five of their fleets By Kristine Lederis, Yachting NZ, 4:48 PM Sun 5 Aug 2012
More than half of the New Zealand Sailing crews are now ranked inside the top five after a day of low scores at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth. JP Tobin, Andrew Murdoch, and both of New Zealand’s 470 teams made gains today, with the 470 girls scoring a two and five in their two races, and the 470 men a sixteen and three. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - Belcher and Page in familiar territory By ISAF, 10:50 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page (AUS) end the third day of Men's 470 racing in the familiar top spot, four points clear of Great Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012: Elliott 6M (WMR) - Quarter Finalists decided By ISAF, 9:33 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
The Women's Match Racing Quarter Finalists have been decided at the London 2012 Olympics after the Round Robin provided some exhilarating racing. Australia's Olivia Price ended the Round Robin undefeated with 11 victories. She sailed a great final race to overcome Rita Goncalves (POR) sealing the perfect record. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympic Games – Australian sailing preview day 8 By Craig Heydon, 9:25 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
On Sunday 5 August Australian sailors will be in action in three classes on Sunday, with the 49er, 470 women and RS:X women fleets on the water. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Laser and 470 Men's class images by Thom Touw By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, , 8:28 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition day 7 - Laser and 470 Men's class images by photographer Thom Touw. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - Canadians looking good for medal races By Canadian Sailing Team, 8:21 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Week one of the summer London Olympics 2012 is nearing a close at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Currently Canadians are looking good as contenders in the men’s and women’s RS:X fleets in terms of medal race qualification. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Strong results from U.S. sailors By Dana Paxton, 7:43 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, it was ladies day for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, where strong results were turned in by Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan in the Women’s 470; Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi in Women’s Match Racing; and Paige Railey in Laser Radial. Today was a scheduled reserve day for Star and 49er classes. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 day 7 - Carlo Borlenghi images By Carlo Borlenghi images, 7:42 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Carlo Borlenghi images from day 7 of the London Olympic 2012 Sailing competition ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics 470 Champions: Look out – their mojo is back By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 7:10 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
With the highest of standards the Australian pairing of Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page were upset on day one, after some port and starboard circle work delivered them a ninth placing in the second race of the 470 Olympic regatta. But on day two they climbed into second place behind Britains Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - Dempsey giving his all By Matt Carter, 7:09 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Nick Dempsey moved into silver medal position in the RS:X Men’s windsurfing class after a productive day. Birthday boy Luke Patience insisted the 470 Men’s contest was not 'a two horse race' despite the British and Australian boats eking out a big advantage today. The Brits collected scores of three and four from their two races today to sit in second place overall. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 -Women's RSX approaches its ultimate reality By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 7:05 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Talk to any athlete sailing in the Olympics-any Olympics-and they will be quick to mention the variables. Training. Nutrition. Time spent on the water at a particular venue. Equipment. Spectators. Class legacy...and the list parades on. For sailors competing in the RSX classes, however, these later three named variables are especially important in this Games. ...[more]


London Olympics: Fisher's View: Saturday - a day of contemplation By Bob Fisher, 7:01 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Bob Fisher puts the day in context at the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth: The rest day for the top ten Finn and Star sailors would provide them with ways of assessing their battle plans, while for others there was the mountain of qualification races to tackle. Those mountains are steep and the peaks more unattainable as each race is completed; ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Canadian Sailing Team on day 7 By John Curtis, 7:00 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
London Olympics 2012, Weymouth and Portland. Sailing competition day 7. It was another sunny day here with medium breeze between 14 - 20 knots. Not very warm but great sailing conditions all the same. The Stars, Finns and 49'ers had the day off today. Tomorrow will be the exciting final for The Finn and Star fleets. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - Slingsby guaranteed silver By Craig Heydon, 6:55 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Australian sailor Tom Slingsby is guaranteed at least a London 2012 silver medal ...[more]


London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - Womens Match racing concludes By Richard Gladwell, 6:39 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
The Qualifying phase of the Womens Match Racing event concluded on the Nothe course today. Eight teams went forward to the knockout round. Key elimination today was that of the New Zealand team, who lost on a tiebreaker to the Netherlands, after being beaten by second placed Russia in their final match this afternoon. ...[more]


London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - Dorian's windsurfing lesson By Richard Gladwell, 6:27 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
Dutch windsurfer Dorian van Rijsselberge has given a sailing lesson to the other 37 competitors in the Mens Windsurfer. With two races left to sail plus the Medal Race, he has a 15pt lead, just five points short of winning the Gold Medal without having to do anythging other than sail the course in the Medal Race. Today he dominated Race 7 on Portland Harbour, finishing second in the other ra ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - The Dominant, The Dream and The Desperate By Mark Chisnell, 6:24 AM Sun 5 Aug 2012
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, the Ben v Jonas show stepped aside for a day off ahead of the medal race, which leaves us casting around for other good stories. There are three ways to pick a strong narrative - totally dominant performances, dreams-come-true and desperately tight contests. Based on that principle, we have three strong contenders - you choose! ...[more]


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