See you in Rio 2016!

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 11 Aug 2012
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See you in Rio 2016!

Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty (AUS) competing in the Women's Match Racing (Elliott 6M) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
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With one Gold medal and four Silver, the British sailing team can also walk away from this event with much pride. Unfortunately, the Canadian Sailing Team never found their stride in London with the best results achieved by the windsurfer (congratulations on their top ten finish to Nikola and Zac!); I expect some review of the program once the dust settles. Interestingly, our southern neighbors have suffered the same fate with the strong US Sailing team failing to step on the podium. The talent is there, we need to get back to work in anticipation of Rio 2016!

The popular J/29 North American Championships are being raced in Lunenberg, NS this week-end. Local boat Jaeger is leading a fleet of 14 on the scoreboard after four races; racing continues today and tomorrow, stay tuned for full results.

Later this week, Nova Scotia will be hosting its annual Chester Race Week where over 120 entries, ranging from Bluenose and J/24 to Farr 40 and J/111 will be racing in various divisions. Sail-World Canada will be on-site and reporting from the water.

Lake Ontario and the Rochester Yacht Club, NY will play host to the 2012 J/24 Worlds in September; over 100 boats are already registered.

Low Speed Chase lies lonely after the April 2012 incident  .. .

Just four months after the tragic accident involving the Sydney 38 Low Speed Chase in the Full Crew Farallones Race out of San Francisco, CA, the US Sailing independent review committee has released its final report on their investigation surrounding the unfortunate April 14, 2012 events. The comprehensive report is excellent and I believe it will help save lives in the future; the sensible recommendations put forward by the panel should be reviewed and seriously considered for adoption by anyone involved in the organization of offshore racing.

All the best!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

London Olympics 2012—Overview of the Women's Match Racing medal race
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
Count on today to be a fascinating day of sailing here at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in here in Portland, UK. The Women's Match Racing (WMR) event's Gold and Silver medal races are scheduled to take place today on the spectator-friendly Nothe course in a best-of-three showdown between the 'Speedy Sheilas' (AUS) and the also-quick Spanish-flagged team.... [more]
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Canada at the Yellow Sea International Yacht Race
Mike Evans,
Interesting times in South Korea! The Korean Sailing Federation has organized a major offshore event in a short timeframe with much needed government financial support. While myself and fellow Halifax sailor, Simon Zeh were originally invited to represent Canada, the organizing committee decided to group the Americans, Dan Liberty and Gerry Tullo, with ourselves and create 'Team North America'.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012: Sailing News - Day 13 ANZAC Benefit
Richard Gladwell, Olympic Editor,
Despite being close or tied on the points, going into today's racing, it proved to be an Anzac benefit, with both Australian and New Zealand crews winning the Gold Medals. The British - once the powerhouse of Olympic sailing - finished second in both.... [more]
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London Olympics: Images of Weymouth - Australians backflip for Gold
Richard Gladwell,
Gold medal winners in the Mens Two Hander (470), Australians Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page performed some spectacular gymnastics soon after the crossed the finish line in after winning Gold medal. As always, Sail-World's camera was there to catch the action... [more]
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London Olympics: New Zealand wins historic Gold Medal in Womens 470
Richard Gladwell,
The New Zealand crew of Jo Aleh and Olivia ('Polly') Powrie won the Gold Medal for the Womens Two Hander (470) ar the 2012 Olympic Regatta this afternoon. Starting the Medal race tied on points with the British crew of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, Aleh and Powrie took off on port tack after the start and were never headed.... [more]
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107 boats expected at the J/24 World Championships in Rochester, NY
Katie Nicoll,
Lambert Lai and Kris Werner, Regatta co-chairmen of the 2012 J/24 Worlds are very thrilled to announce that at present, there are 107 boats registered for the J/24 World Championships in Rochester, NY to be held September 13-21, 2012. PRO, Hank Stuart, has completed now completed the organization of his race management team.... [more]
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London Olympic 2012 Sailing Competition - Results after day 12
Anna Parker,,
The London Olympic 2012 Sailing Competition is currently underway in Weymouth and after day 12, here are 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, 470 Women's and Star Men's classes.... [more]
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Full report on Farallones Race tragedy released
Jake Fish,
A US Sailing independent review panel has released the report on its investigation of the sailing accident that occurred on April 14, 2012 during the Full Crew Farallones Race out of San Francisco, California. The accident resulted in the deaths of five sailors from the sailboat, Low Speed Chase.... [more]
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London Olympics: That Finn Race - How the Bronze was Lost and Won
Richard Gladwell,
The Medal Race for the Mens Heavyweight Singlehander (Finn) was probably the most watched race in Olympic sailing history. A crowd estimated at over 30,000 were gathered on the Nothe, a natural horse-shoe shaped amphitheatre, just outside the seawall at Weymouth.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012 - Massive upsets in the Women's Elliot 6M class
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
Big upsets defined the second day of the quarterfinals of the Women's Match Racing event today at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy, situated in here in Portland, UK. Eight teams entered the quarterfinals, but only four teams are continuing on to the semi-finals. The winners of these next races will advance to Saturday's medal race.... [more]
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US Sailing Team's worst Olympic result since 1936
Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team,
The United States has finished its quest for sailing medals in the 2012 London Olympics without success, for the first time since 1936. A clearly upset Dean Brenner, the outgoing chairman of the U.S. Olympic Sailing Program, said ‘this is not the distinction this team was going for.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012 - See you in 2016 in Rio
Canadian Sailing Team,
The conclusion of Canada's time on the water at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games came today, and Weymouth and Portland waved adieu to our Canadian Team.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012 - RS:X Medal Race images by Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
London 2012 Olympic Games - RS:X Medal Race images by photographer Carlo Borlenghi.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012 - Windsurfing's last hurrah
Bob Fisher,
As the medal race of the Women's RS:X windsurfer was played out, the thoughts of many must have been with the competing women for whom this was a last hurrah in the five-ring circus. Those five competitors were probably cursing the idiocy of the ISAF Council that robbed them of the highest level participation for their sport.... [more]
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Transat Quebec St-Malo - Quebec's day
Transat Quebec St-Malo,
Transat Quebec St-Malo. Three boats are still racing after the finish of Louis Duc's Avis Immobilier. Once they finish, one of the most intense and exciting editions of the classic West to East fully-crewed transatlantic race will conclude.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012 - Canadian Olympic Sailing Team on day 9
John Curtis,
London Olympics 2012, Weymouth and Portland. Sailing competition day 9. Canada only had two teams on the water today 470 Men and 49'er. The wind was stronger today than predicted last night. It was a lot more from the West than we had seen previously. This put the windward mark very close to the spectator area and meant lots of crazy puffs and shifts as the boats approached the windward mark.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012— China's Lijia Xu wins gold in Laser Radial
David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor,
In an unbelievable tour de force, China's Lijia Xu won Gold in the ultra-competitive Laser Radial class, commanding a decisive lead since the first uphill leg. The Netherlands' Marit Bouwmeester finished in second place overall to claim a Silver medal, while Belgium's Evi Van Acker rounded-out the top three steps of the podium.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012 - Tense day for Team Canada
Canadian Sailing Team,
It was a tense day today at the London Olympic Sailing Competition on the waters off Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy as medal battles were fought and medal race qualification took some final turns. The conditions were lighter than previous, seeing wind in the 10-14 knots range under sunny skies and 14 degrees of air temperature.... [more]
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Transat Québec Saint-Malo fleet enjoy the conditions
Transat Québec Saint-Malo,
On Transat Québec Saint-Malo 13th day of racing the remaining boats are profiting from the good sailing conditions in the Atlantic, with a pleasant south-westerly allowing them to approach Saint Malo quickly. The pontoons are getting more and more crowded as only seven teams are still at sea and since yesterday morning the boats have been crossing the line in rapid succession.... [more]
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London Olympics 2012 - Star class drama
Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,
The London 2012 Olympics Star Medal race sailed on Weymouth's Nothe course. Was it a fair race?... [more]
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