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Olympic Classes sailing to air on BBC One By Lindsey Bell, , 9:28 PM Fri 19 Aug 2011
The Olympic sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland – and aspiring 2012 sailing Olympians – have been under the spotlight this summer at two major regattas which not only tested the venue’s readiness for the Games, but also the form of Britain’s best sailors hoping to fly the flag next year. ...[more]


Olympic Test Event – Silver for Australia's Belcher and Page By Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, 4:01 AM Mon 15 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta update from Australia’s Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page: Mat and I have just completed our final regatta of this years European season. We came away with another Silver medal on the Olympic waters. We came second the last three times we have competed at this venue to the same French team. They are certainly showing the level we need to get too. ...[more]


Olympic Test Event - Outteridge and Jensen win 49er Gold By Craig Heydon, 5:25 AM Sun 14 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Australian sailors Outteridge and Jensen have won Gold in the 49er class on the final day of the Olympic Test Event. Outteridge and Jensen ended the regatta tied on points with the Spanish crew of Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez, winning the Gold medal thanks to their fourth place finish in the final 10 boat medal race, while the Spanish were sixth ...[more]


Olympic Test Event final day – US Team medal races By Dana Paxton, , 4:25 AM Sun 14 Aug 2011
Olympic Test Event - On the final day the US Team took to the spectator-friendly Nothe Course for the medal races. In the Star medal race Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished in seventh for an overall 10th. That race was followed by the Finn medal race in which Zach Railey finished in ninth for an overall ninth place. ...[more]


Olympic Test Event – Six medal haul for Skandia Team GBR By Lindsey Bell, , 3:51 AM Sun 14 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Ben Ainslie sealed his Olympic sailing test event victory in style on Saturday (13 August), winning his final medal race to end the event with a 31 point winning margin in the Finn class. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta–Medal Races 49er and Star By International Sailing Federation, , 1:17 AM Sun 14 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen clinched the 49er gold medal on the final day of the Olympic Test Event following a fantastic medal race on the Nothe course. Iker Martinez and Xabier Hernandez led the Australians by four points before the Medal Race meaning that for the Australians to win they had to finish ahead of the Spaniards by two places ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Day 5 - Ainslie brilliant By Robert Deaves, 6:15 AM Sat 13 Aug 2011
Ben Ainslie (GBR) produced pure brilliance on the final full racing day for Finns at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta. Not only did he win both races in confident fashion, he also dispatched his nearest rival in an audacious match racing move before the start, sealing his regatta win with a day to spare. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - medals for Team GBR By Lindsey Bell, 6:00 AM Sat 13 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta's penultimate day has witnessed more medal glory for Britain’s sailors with silver for the women’s 470 pairing of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, and Paul Goodison winning the final medal race to take bronze in the Laser class. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Bronze for Railey By Dana Paxton, 5:33 AM Sat 13 Aug 2011
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, it was ladies day for the US Team with entries in two of the day’s medal races. Paige Railey won a bronze medal in Laser Radial, and Erin Maxwell and Isabelle Kinsolving Farrar claimed a 470 Women’s ninth overall. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta Gold and Silver By Craig Heydon, 5:26 AM Sat 13 Aug 2011
Slingsby went into the final 10 boat medal race second overall, just one point behind New Zealand’s Andrew Murdoch and one ahead of Dutch sailor Rutger van Schaardenburg. 'Coming into the last mark before the short reach to the finish Rutger and I were right alongside each other, he called that he had room, I said that he didn’t and he called a protest,' Tom said. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta -Medal Races 470 and Laser By International Sailing Federation, 3:39 AM Sat 13 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Japan’s Ai Kondo and Wakako Tabata sealed a fantastic gold medal in the Women’s 470 after they overhauled Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark on a day that decided the medals in the Laser, Laser Radial and Men’s and Women’s 470. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day 10 By Dana Paxton, 8:06 AM Fri 12 Aug 2011
The Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day ten has presented yet another day of hammering winds on Weymouth Bay which disrupted plans for racing. One of the few classes to make it off the docks was the Star class, which completed two races. Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih scored a tenth and fifth to hold the overall eighth position. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta gold medals claimed By ISAF, 5:08 AM Fri 12 Aug 2011
Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, has now witnessed Dorian Van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands, Zofia Klepacka of Poland and Silja Lehtinen of Finland claim the first gold medals after a gripping day of sailing on the Nothe in winds in between fifteen and twenty knots. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - GBR medal count rises By Lindsey Bell, , 4:33 AM Fri 12 Aug 2011
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, men's RS:X sailor Nick Dempsey and women's RS:X sailor Bryony Shaw have claimed Britain’s first medals at after winning silver and bronze in windsurfing. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portand International Regatta day 4 Finns By Robert Deaves, 8:18 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
Another great performance from the Olympic Champion Ben Ainslie (GBR) on the fourth day of racing for the Finns at the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta moves him into a narrow, but significant, seven point lead at the top of the fleet after posting a first and second on Wednesday. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta - Aussies on their toes By Craig Heydon, , 7:10 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, strong winds have been wreaking havoc on racing but, a number of Australian crews are excelling in the breeze. Crews were tested by winds gusting to 30 knots with Australian Laser sailor Tom Slingsby, 49er crew Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen and 470 men’s pair Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page putting themselves in the pi ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta fleet hammered By Lindsey Bell, 5:39 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, strong winds are once again proving to be a tough physical test for competitors as the 49er duo of Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes, and triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie make the best of the punishing conditions. ...[more]


U.S. report from Weymouth and Portland International Regatta day 9 By Dana Paxton, , 4:44 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, winds howled and gusted up to twenty five knots. Meanwhile, athletes from the United States turned in a variety of impressive results including two wins in the Laser Radial class by Paige Railey. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta -down to the wire By ISAF, 4:30 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
At the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta, the Olympic Test event, Marit Bouwmeester has taken the gold medal in the Laser Radial with the Medal Race still to go. The Dutch sailor has dominated the Laser Radial fleet almost from the outset with a tremendous display and she heads into the Medal Race with an unassailable thirty-two point lead. ...[more]


Weymouth and Portland International Regatta images by Ingrid Abery By Ingrid Abery, , 4:02 AM Thu 11 Aug 2011
Photographer Ingrid Abery returns to the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta 2011, the Olympic Test Event, capturing the action. Enjoy. ...[more]


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