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Lijia Xu ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 - THAT Speech By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 2:13 AM Sun 3 Nov 2013
Lijia Xu (CHN) was crowned ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2012 at an awards night in Dublin, Ireland. The acceptance speech from the China sailor was one of the most eloquent ever heard. The acceptance speech from the China sailor was one of the most eloquent ever heard. If you have not heard it, you can catch it now. ...[more]


Mat Belcher – 17 in a row - 'The harder I work, the luckier I get' By Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team, 8:56 AM Tue 20 Aug 2013
The harder I work the luckier I get, is a quotation attributed variously to Thomas Jefferson and Mark Twain but perhaps of Amish origin, but regardless the sentiment is well understood. And it’s something that one of Australia´s most successful Olympic class regatta sailors and his coach understands very well. ...[more]


2012 Olympic Games - Stevie Morrison one year on By Lindsey Bell, 8:01 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
This week, as we approach the anniversary of the 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July, we’ll hear from members of the 2012 British Sailing Team who reflect on their own Games experiences ...[more]


2012 Olympic Games - Lucy Macgregor one year on By Lindsey Bell, 8:01 AM Mon 22 Jul 2013
All this week, as we approach the anniversary of the 2012 Olympic Games on 27 July, we’ll hear from members of the 2012 British Sailing Team who reflect on their own Games experiences ...[more]


Ainslie: Close to quitting sailing after Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's death By Sail-world.com, 5:27 PM Mon 3 Jun 2013
British sailing great, Sir Ben Ainslie writes in The Daily Telegraph on after the funeral service for his close friend, Andrew Simpson, killed in San Francisco as a result of an AC72 break up, during a training session. ...[more]


A Tribute to Bart By America's Cup Media, 7:07 PM Fri 31 May 2013
Andrew 'Bart' Simpson died in the capsize of the Artemis Racing AC72 on May 9, 2013. His service will be held on Friday May 31 in Sherborne Abbey, UK, followed by a celebration of his life at Sherborne Castle. This video pays tribute to Bart's many sailing achievements ...[more]


Ainslie knighted in New Year Honours, five others recognised By Lindsay Bell, United Kingdom , 7:31 PM Sat 29 Dec 2012
British sailor and four-time Olympic gold medalist Ben Ainslie has capped a triumphant year of sailing with a Knighthood in the New Year Honours list. British Sailing has more cause for celebration, with honours also going to Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas, and to Ainslie’s coach David Howlett, who were both named as Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). ...[more]


London Paralympic Games debrief to start in Rio By IPC, , 3:25 AM Wed 21 Nov 2012
The organising committee of what International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven defined as the best ever Paralympic Games, will share their knowledge and experiences of London 2012 with future organising committees and the 2020 candidate cities this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...[more]


2012 Olympics: The Medalists thoughts on Kites and Windsurfers By Richard Gladwell, 11:19 PM Fri 2 Nov 2012
At the Medal Winners Media Conference held after the Medal Ceremony for the Mens and Womens Windsurfing Event at the 2012 Olympics, the new Olympic Medalists were asked their thoughts on the decision to change the event from Windsurfing to Kiteboarding the 2016 Olympics. ...[more]


Lessons to be learnt from Sailing Event crowd hype By Rob Kothe, , 3:28 AM Tue 23 Oct 2012
In the months and weeks before the 2012 London Olympic regatta in Weymouth, which started in late July at the peak of the local tourist season, the local authorities had erected signs asking people to plan their travel plans carefully on the Devon coast because of expected delays due to heavy traffic congestion because of the upcoming Olympic event in Weymouth-Portland. ...[more]


2012 Olympics: Rod Carr on the rise and rise of British Sailing By RYA, 7:48 AM Sat 22 Sep 2012
In this long interview RYA former CEO and longtime coach and Olympic manager, Rod Carr explains the thinking and lessons behind the rise and rise of British Olympic sailing, gives insights as to what it takes to win in the Olympic environment. Yes, talent is important but attitude even more so This is a video that needs to be viewed, and inwardly digested by every sailor, coach and administrato ...[more]


Gold medallist Lijia Xu seeks sailing awareness, not fame By www.Sail-world.com, 5:09 AM Fri 21 Sep 2012
Lijia Xu is proud of her sailing gold medal, but she wants a quick return to normal life, writes Sun Xiaochen. Winning is good, but hold the applause and toasts. That's what Chinese sailor Lijia Xu hopes for after unexpectedly rising to stardom as swimming prodigies Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen did following her London Olympics triumph. ...[more]


2012 Olympics: Ainslie's coach, David Howlett, on what it takes to win By Royal Yachting Association, 8:19 PM Sun 16 Sep 2012
Four time Gold Medal winner, Ben Ainslie (GBR) has a long time relationship with top Finn coach, David 'Sid' Howlett. In this video from the Royal Yachting Association, Howlett talks about their coaching relationship - and the key factors in Ainslie's success. ...[more]


Sail-World Mailbag: Readers respond to the Olympic Media Commentary By Sail-World Readers, 8:10 PM Thu 13 Sep 2012
Sail-World readers comment on Gladwell's Line: 2012 Olympic Review - The Media - Friend or Foe? 'What a strange article from Mr Gladwell. I am not sure what point he is trying to make. Foxtel, the Australian Subscription TV rights holder for London 2012, broadcast every medal race live ...[more]


Gladwell's Line: 2012 Olympic Review - The Media - Friend or Foe? By Richard Gladwell, 9:03 AM Mon 10 Sep 2012
Sail-World's Editor @Large looks at the issues of the 2012 Olympic Regatta in Portland and Weymouth - here he looks at the approaches of different teams and sailors towards the sailing and general media, and gives a behind the scenes insight as to how the media works at a regatta like the Olympics. ...[more]


2012 Paralympics: No racing possible on Final Day By ISAF, Weymouth, UK , 8:40 PM Sat 8 Sep 2012
No racing was possible on the final day of sailing at the London 2012 Paralympic Sailing Competition meaning that the results from the day prior confirmed the medals. Great Britain's Helena Lucas (GBR) could see the gold medal insight in the 2.4mR heading into the final day as she held a nine point lead, and when racing was called off at 13:50 her gold medal was confirmed. ...[more]


2012 Paralympics: Breeze fails to deliver on Portland Harbour By Yachting NZ, 5:53 AM Sat 8 Sep 2012
The London 2012 Paralympic Sailing competition ended quietly as a lack of wind prevented any racing from getting underway. After sailors were kept on shore in a long postponement, it was eventually decided that results as of the end of Race 10 would remain final. ...[more]


London Paralympic Games - Fitzgibbon and Tesch receive gold medals By Craig Heydon, , 6:03 PM Fri 7 Sep 2012
After the London 2012 Paralympic Games sailing competition was cut short in Weymouth, due to a lack of breeze, Australian sailors Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch have received their gold medals. Each fleet was scheduled to contest one race to finish competition on Thursday but when the breeze hadn’t arrived by the cut off time of 1.50pm the sailing competition was brought to an early end. ...[more]


Whang Youn Dai Acheivement Award finalists named By Craig Spence, IPC, 8:02 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
Paralympics London 2012 - The finalists for the Whang Youn Dai Acheivement Award have been revealed today, Thursday, 6th September. The award is for someone who is fair, honest and is uncompromising in his or her values and prioritizes the promotion of the Paralympic Movement above personal recognition. ...[more]


Paralympian Reunion set for Guildhall in London By Craig Spence, IPC, 7:29 AM Fri 7 Sep 2012
Over 150 Paralympians from past Games will gather together on Friday, 7th September for the Paralympian Reunion. Taking place in central London at Guildhall, the event will be organised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in conjunction with the IPC Athletes' Council. ...[more]


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