40 hours after walking out of the Olympic venue in Weymouth, I am on the ferry to Airlie Beach, via Heathrow, Hong Kong, Sydney and Hamilton Island.
A bit less wind here today than there was during that epic and heartbreaking Womens Match Racing final on Saturday afternoon on the Nothe course. But the last four or so days in Weymouth were just as warm and blue as it is today as we cross the Cumberland Passage.
We will have much more to report to you on the best ever Australian Sailing Team Olympic campaign in the days ahead.
Last Friday night, the Cove Hotel overlooking Chesil Beach on Portland was going off.
As AOC board member and past Yachting Australia President Andrew Plympton said ‘This is as good as it gets.'
But to help us all keep our feet on the deck, in our next Olympic newsletter we will republish the final report Bob Ross filed from the 2004 Athens Games, for Sail-World. Remember that was the Games at which Australia won no sailing medals at all, it's titled ‘Sob'
London 2012 - Olympic Games . Day 13 Medal race 4.70 Men's - Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page Carlo Borlenghi/FIV - copyright
Now back to the Northern circuit, Telcoinabox Airlie Beach Race Week is going from strength to strength, it's the Lay Day today and in this 23rd ABRW year PRO Jim Hayes, the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) veteran reports that it's been so far, a very steady breeze and very easy on his Race management team.
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