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Sail for Gold Regatta - Team Sperry bring home host of medals By Louise Bennett, 9:46 PM Tue 12 Jun 2012
Skandia Sail for Gold regatta proved to be testing all week for athletes sailing at the Weymouth venue, with big winds and strong competition. Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes fought the conditions well to bring home a host of medals. ...[more]


Sail for Gold - Giles Scott emerges victorious By Robert Deaves, 7:51 AM Sun 10 Jun 2012
In the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Giles Scott (GBR) has been a man on a mission all week and today was no different. After winning five out of the seven opening series races, he wrapped up his most dominant week ever with a medal race win to take the victory by a sizeable 30 points. Ben Ainslie (GBR) finished the week in second despite capsizing and finishing last in the medal race ...[more]


Sail for Gold - Aussies claim four gold medals By Craig Heydon, 7:18 AM Sun 10 Jun 2012
On the closing day of Sail for Gold, the last event in Weymouth ahead of next month’s London 2012 Olympic Games, Australian sailors won four gold medals and a silver medal. The final day haul included gold medals for Laser sailor Tom Slingsby, 470 pair Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page, 49er crew Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, and Women's Match Racers Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty ...[more]


Sail for Gold - Podium glory for GBR sailors By Matt Carter, 5:24 AM Sun 10 Jun 2012
In the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Alison Young and Giles Scott sealed victories in the Laser Radial and Finn events on the final day of racing, with further podium glory for British sailors in the 470 men, 470 women, 49er, Star, Finn and RS:X men’s events taking the GBR medal tally to eleven from their home World Cup regatta. ...[more]


Sail for Gold Regatta – Medal race day overall + Video By Jo Grindley, 4:10 AM Sun 10 Jun 2012
Skandia Sail for Gold - One storm had passed, but another was brewing and the drama was just beginning on medal race day. There were ten classes and thirty medals to decide, and not one of them was a certainty. After a week of tumultuous weather, the sun finally came out and the wind moderated to a perfect 15 knots for the opening races, building to a fresh 20-22 knots for the final medals. ...[more]


ISAF Sailing World Cup - Women’s Match Racing title winner announced By ISAF, 3:48 AM Sun 10 Jun 2012
Skandia Sail for Gold, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, is currently underway in Weymouth, Great Britain. Today, Saturday 9th June, Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi (USA) have taken the Women’s Match Racing ISAF Sailing World Cup title. ...[more]


Sail for Gold Regatta - Great Britain tops leaderboard By Jo Grindley / Sail-World.com, 9:39 PM Sat 9 Jun 2012
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012 medal race day was held in Weymouth, Great Britain, today, Saturday 9th June on two courses, one inside the harbour and the other under the Olympic spectator site on the Nothe. After a tumultuous day Great Britain topped the leaderboard with four golds, three silvers and four bronze medals.. ...[more]


Sail for Gold Regatta – Gold, Gold, Gold, Gold for Australia By Jo Grindley, 8:46 PM Sat 9 Jun 2012
Skandia Sail for Gold - Australia storms home in four classes at Olympic venue. There were ten classes and thirty medals to decide, and not one of them was a certainty. After a week of tumultuous weather, the sun finally came out and the wind moderated to a perfect 15 knots for the opening races, building to a fresh 20-22 knots for the final medals. ...[more]


Sail for Gold - Racing cancelled on penultimate day By Craig Heydon, 7:39 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012
On the fifth day of the Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth and Portland, strong winds forced the cancelation of racing. After conditions made the going tough for competitors on Thursday, the breeze continued to build overnight, with gusts above 50 knots recorded on Weymouth Bay. At 2.30pm on Friday afternoon, the conditions had still not abated, forcing organisers to cancel racing for the day. ...[more]


Sail for Gold Day 5 - No action for US sailors + Video By Dana Paxton, 6:13 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012
Racing for day five of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta was cancelled due to continued high wind conditions over Weymouth and Portland. As this was the final scheduled day of racing in the Paralympic classes, the results, to date, stand as final. For the Olympic classes, those in the top-10 will advance to Saturday’s medal races. ...[more]


Sail for Gold - Early end for Paralympic sailors + Video By Jo Grindley, 5:13 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012
As athletes departed Skandia Sail for Gold on Thursday afternoon, the storm was growing to its peak and overnight, it blasted Weymouth and Portland with winds in excess of 50 knots. Waves broke over the famous Chesil Bank, the rain poured down and the venue was cleared in case of flooding. What a welcome to the British summer! ...[more]


Sail for Gold - Trio of medals for GBR Paralympic stars By Lindsey Bell, 4:32 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012
The closing day of competition at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta for the Paralympic classes in Weymouth and Portland saw two gold medals and one silver for Britain’s sailors with their Skandia Team GBR teammates having it all to play for in the Olympic classes in Saturday’s medal race deciders. ...[more]


Sail for Gold - Seoul 1988 gold medallist makes shock return + Video By Paul Smith, Sportsbeat, 3:05 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012
He may be an Olympic gold-medallist, but there was nothing Michael McIntyre could do to prevent a collision that curtailed his one-regatta comeback at Skandia Sail for Gold. McIntyre joined forces with Hayling Island Sailing Club friend James Grant to compete in the star class in Weymouth, the first time he has done so since winning gold in Seoul in 1988 alongside Philip Bryn Vaile. ...[more]


Sail for Gold Regatta proving to be perfect Olympics warm-up + Video By Paul Smith, Sportsbeat, , 2:51 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012, hosted by WPNSA in Dorset, Great Britain is currently underway. It has been a testing week for those behind the scenes. Conditions have varied from torrential rain and heavy winds to hot and bright with a light wind, leaving sailors in all classes facing a re-schedule of their races. ...[more]


Sail for Gold – Skud 18 and Sonar World Cup Standings confirmed By ISAF, 1:32 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012
Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2012, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, is currently underway in Wemouth and Portland. With Paralympic racing cancelled on the final two days the SKUD18 and Sonar World Cup Standings are confirmed. ...[more]


Sail for Gold - GBR's Giles Scott continues winning streak By Robert Deaves, 8:01 AM Fri 8 Jun 2012
The 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta has experienced some atrocious weather thus far, but it has now become significantly worse. Day four in Weymouth saw stronger winds, torrential rain and limited visibility. However, the stand out performer this week Giles Scott (GBR) was unfazed by the conditions to notch up a fifth race win in the only race possible. ...[more]


Sail for Gold Regatta - Murphy climbs up leader board By ISA, 7:49 AM Fri 8 Jun 2012
Annalise Murphy climbed further up the leader board following another race win on day 4 of Skandia Sail for Gold. Annalise Murphy and the rest of the Laser Radial Gold Fleet completed their two races of the day in the early afternoon. Murphy capitalised on the familiar conditions scoring a first and a third and moves up to fifth overall. Continuous rain and winds of between 20 and 25 knots have p ...[more]


Sail for Gold Regatta day 4 - Aussies excel in extreme weather By Craig Heydon, 6:57 AM Fri 8 Jun 2012
The forecast for Thursday was never promising and it played out as expected with the breeze continuing to build and heavy seas testing all of the crews. On day 4 of the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth, England strong winds, heavy rain and big seas limited the racing. ...[more]


Sail for Gold - Battle for the crown continues + Video By Lindsey Bell, 5:50 AM Fri 8 Jun 2012
On the fourth day of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the 2011 Finn World and European Champion, Giles Scott, maintained control at the top of the Finn fleet in the battle for the crown. Driving rain and building breeze made for a challenging day for sailors and race officials alike on this sixth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series. ...[more]


Skandia Sail for Gold Day 4 – Full on racing + Video By Jessica Gray, 3:45 AM Fri 8 Jun 2012
The weather battered Skandia Sail for Gold causing cancellations, postponements and some full on racing for those classes that did get out there. The racing schedule had already been moved forward to an early start to try to beat the inbound gale – forecast to arrive in the afternoon. But the weather system hit fast forward and by early morning it was already too windy for any Paralympic racing. ...[more]


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