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London Olympics 2012 - Ainslie narrows the gap By Robert Deaves, 6:13 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
Ben Ainslie (GBR) returned to winning ways on day 4 of competition for the Finns at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition in Weymouth with a first and a third. It was a big day out on Weymouth Bay South course with big winds, big waves and bigger stakes. For Ainslie it was crucial that he started to narrow the points gap and he did just that. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - US Team Olympic Sailing day 5 By Dana Paxton, 6:00 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
Extreme weather threatened Weymouth and Portland today and sailors at the Olympic Regatta were faced with high wind, waves and unpredictable conditions. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012: Elliott 6M (WMR) - Aussies on fire in Weymouth By ISAF, 5:57 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
At the London 2012 Olympics, Australia's Women's Match Racing skipper Olivia Price celebrated her twentieth birthday in proper fashion with another two wins as herself, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty assured themselves top seeding for the quarterfinal with one race left in the round robin. ...[more]


London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - Womens Windsurfer at Mid-point By Richard Gladwell, 5:49 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
The Womens Windsurfer event (RS:X) reached a mid-point, with six races sailed, with another four to go, plus the Medal race, counting for double points. Spain's Marina Alabau looks set to rub salt into a very raw and open wound, and has put together a very strong series to lead the regatta overall by five points. She has scored three wins and two seconds so far in the regatta. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012: 49er - Brits excel on day 5 By ISAF, 5:47 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
At the London 2012 Olympics, British sailors Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes hauled themselves back into 49er contention after taking victory in both 49er races on the Portland Harbour Course. With two faultless performances they trail Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) by 11 points after the Australians had their worst day on the water with a discarded tenth and a sixth. ...[more]


London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - Ainslie marches on in Finns By Richard Gladwell, 5:36 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
Defending Olympic Champion, Ben Ainslie (GBR) put his campaign to win four Olympic Gold medals on track today, cutting a 10pt margin going into the rest day, to just three points after scoring a first and third placing today at Weymouth. Ainslie has also managed to open up a 13pt gap on the third placed sailor, Ivan Gaspic (CRO). ...[more]


London Olympics - Day 5 images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery images, 5:23 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
London 2012 Olympic Games - Day five images by photographer Ingrid Abery. ...[more]


London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - Star medals look decided By Richard Gladwell, 5:17 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
Current Olympic champions, Iain Percy and Andrew (Bart) Simpson (GBR) look set to defend their Olympic title, moving into a 9pt lead in theMens Keelboat (Star), relishing the fresh conditions on Weymouth Bay, this afternoon. The big seas and fresh winds, with a spring tide made for testing conditions, with plenty of potential to drop their massive rigs. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Profitable day 5 for Team GBR By Matt Carter, , 5:04 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Britain’s sailors enjoyed a 'champagne' day five with the team picking up seven race victories at Weymouth and Portland. A double bullet for the 49er pair of Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes was the highlight of the Brits’ day but further race wins made it a very profitable day. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Strong sailing from Team Ireland By ISA, 4:48 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
At the London 2012 Olympics, today saw the return of the Star class, following a lay day and with them, Peter O’Leary and David Burrows. The pair placed ninth and seventh in their two races which sees them remain ninth overall. Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern continued racing in the 49er class. They sailed Race 7 and 8 where they placed 11th and ninth respectively, also remaining ninth overall. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - 470 sailors Rechichi and Stowell seek gold By Craig Heydon, , 4:39 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
At London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Olympic gold medallists Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell begin their 2012 campaign on Friday with the 470 women’s class the final one to get underway in Weymouth. Rechichi and Stowell have only been sailing together since late 2011 but bring a wealth of experience to the boat. ...[more]


London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - 470 Men - An upset on the way? By Richard Gladwell, 4:15 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
Current World Champions in the Mens Doublehander (470) event, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, stumbled at the off this afternoon at Weymouth, on Day 5 of the 2012 Olympic regatta. They were recalled as a premature starter, had to return to restart and chase the fleet, and the odds of winning the expected Gold Medal looked to have lengthened considerably. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Results after day 5 By Anna Parker, Sail-World.com, 4:04 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
The 2012 London Olympic Sailing Competition is currently underway in Weymouth and after day five, we see the latest results from the 49er Men's, Elliott 6m - Women's (Women's Match Racing), Finn, Laser Men's, Laser Radial Women's, RS:X Men's, RS:X Women's, 470 Men's and Star Men's classes. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - All on a Summer's Day By Bob Fisher, 3:52 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
London Olympics 2012 -A British-born mate in Hong Kong had been communicating about the performance of the Olympic champion, Ben Ainslie, in the first six races relative to that of Jonas Hogh-Christensen, who was becoming dubbed: 'the Great Dane,' a title formerly reserved for fellow Finn sailor Paul Elvstrom. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012—Price’s picket fence continues By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth, UK , 3:24 AM Fri 3 Aug 2012
Every once in a while you hear about an athletic performance that puts your jaw on the ground. Not a good performance, not even a great performance, but a BRILLIANT showing. Here in Weymouth, UK, we might just be on the cusp of watching a true tour-de-force unfurling in the Women’s Match Racing (WMR) event. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012—Shifty sailing conditions today By David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Weymouth , 9:48 PM Thu 2 Aug 2012
Forget about swimming, running or cycling-sailing is the sport to follow, especially as the various classes edge closer to their medal races. As with every successive day of this Olympiad, there’s plenty of racecourse action to follow here in Weymouth today, with conditions that can only be termed 'challenging'. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 – Slingsby slogs - Goodo hangs on By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team, 2:46 PM Thu 2 Aug 2012
The five times Laser World Champion Australia’s Tom Slingsby slipped back into second place, behind Pavlos Kontides from Cyprus after six races. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012 - Canadian Team on day 4 By John Curtis, 9:43 AM Thu 2 Aug 2012
Day 4 of the London Olympics 2012 Sailing competition in WeymouthIt did rain but it was also not as hard as expected. This all resulted in a lighter shiftier wind than expected which offered a good challenge for the sailors today. ...[more]


London Olympics 2012: Slingsby slogs - Goodison lifts By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:42 AM Thu 2 Aug 2012
The five times Laser World Champion Australia’s Tom Slingsby slipped back into second place, behind Pavlos Kontides while Paul Goodison (GBR) is fighting a back injury. Goodison has vowed to give it his all, despite his injury. ...[more]


London 2012 Olympics - Belcher and Page prepare for gold defence By Craig Heydon, , 8:15 AM Thu 2 Aug 2012
At the London 2012 Olympics, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page will begin the defence of Australia’s 470 men’s gold medal when racing in their class gets underway on Thursday. The pair heads into London 2012 as favourites, they’ve been undefeated this year, have won the last three 470 World Championships and have held the world number one ranking since the middle of 2010. ...[more]


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