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16/08/2016

 
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Rio 2016- Wacky winds on Monday and a bumper schedule on Tuesday

Gil Cohen / Nina Ami (ISR) manage the conditions – 470 Medal Race – Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition  © Sailing Energy / World Sailing
It was the most frustrating day so far of the Olympic sailing competition with the wind refusing to play fair on Guanabara Bay. After sitting around for most of the day in next to no wind, the ten finalists for the Women's Laser Radial Medal Race were released from the shore just before 16:00 local time, only to be hit by a 30 knot squall.

Read Mark Jardine's summary of the day at www.sail-world.com/147416 , see Richard Gladwell's photos at www.sail-world.com/147421 and Andy Rice's round up is at www.sail-world.com/147428

Ashley Stoddart (AUS) warms up before the Medal Race in the Laser Radial  © Richard Gladwell


The squall struck the 49er fleet out on the Copacabana course on day 8 at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Regatta. 2012 Olympic Gold medallist in the 49er, Nathan Outteridge described what happened:

'We went through the finish line and everyone still had their kites up, and were sailing back towards the beach. Suddenly it got really light. Our coach was in front of us, so we dropped the kite to try and get a towline set up.

49er crew of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) sailing on Day 8 on the Copacabana course - Rio 2016 Olympic regatta   © Sailing Energy / World Sailing


'As we dropped it we looked under the boom and could see this wall of breeze coming at us. We quickly tied onto the RIB and got the sails down as quickly as we could. A few tried to tie up to RIBs and just waiting for it to drop, but our forecasters had it spot on - that when it did hit, it would last for about an hour. We got strapped the boat onto the RIB and got the sails down as quick as we could.'

'I think everyone has a bit of wear and tear on their boats - damage to sails. People could have lost sails out there as it got so windy. We did a very good job of making sure that we didn't get any damage to the boat. We will check it over tonight and just make sure that it is all OK.'

'Our coach recorded wind speeds in the low 40kts at times during the squall.'

Read Richard Gladwell's full chat with Nathan at www.sail-world.com/147446

Packed schedule for Tuesday

The Laser and Laser Radial Medal Races were scheduled for Monday, but with no wind until 4pm and then 30+ knots afterwards, no racing was possible on the Pao de Acucar course in Guanabara Bay. This means there's a full schedule or racing today.

Medal Race schedule: (Rio local time)

  • 13:05 Women's Laser Radial

  • 13:50 Men's Laser

  • 14:35 Men's Finn

  • 15:20 Mixed Nacra 17


Elsewhere, the 470 Men & Women will be racing on the Niteroi course, the 49er Men on the Escola Naval course and the 49er FX Women on the Aeroporto course. Each of these fleets will be aiming to complete three races.

As always on www.Sail-World.com we'll be bringing you news of all the racing. Stay tuned!

Laser Radials wait for the start of the Medal Race  © Richard Gladwell


Annalise Murphy (IRL) and Anne-Marie van Acker (BEL) practice in the squall ahead of the the Laser Radial Medal Race  © Richard Gladwell


Mark Jardine, Sail-World.com Managing Editor



Rio Olympics – 3 races on Tuesday to decide the 470 medal race line-up
470 International Association Class,
The original scheduled plan put the 470s on Escola Naval course, inside Guanabara Bay. But a lack of breeze influenced the Race Committee to send them out to the Copacabana ocean course, where the fleets would hopefully enjoy a repeat of the great conditions from last Thursday.... [more]


Rio Olympics – Dobson and Ainsworth ready for final 49erFX push
RYA,
The Brits went into racing sitting sixth overall, and an excellent second in the day's opening race followed by fifth and ninth placed finishes from their three races today has seen them move up a place to fifth overall, 13 points off bronze medal position.... [more]


Rio Olympics - Outteridge and Jensen on THAT squall
Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,
Just after the finish of the second race in the 49er fleet, on Day 8 of the 2016 Rio Olympic regatta, a tremendous squall struck the 49er fleet, which was sailing on the Copacabana course well out into the Atlantic Ocean. 2012 Olympic Gold medalist in the 49er, Nathan Outteridge described what happened.... [more]


Rio Olympics – 49ers' best day keeps medal dreams alive
RYA,
The Brits now sit in the top 10 for the first time in their regatta, moving from 13th overall overnight to seventh, thanks to scores of fifth, sixth and ninth from their three races today.... [more]


470s ready to go again on rest day after Rio Olympics blow out
RYA,
Both classes had initially been scheduled to race inside Guanabara Bay on the Escola Naval course, but a lack of breeze in the bay, combined with the 49er skiff classes blitzing through their three races on the Copacabana course saw the 470s head out on to the ocean to take advantage of the same great conditions they had enjoyed.... [more]


Saxton and Groves bid to end on Rio Olympics high
RYA,
Heading into the race, the Brits sit in eighth place overall, with 19 points separating them and Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank (AUT), currently in bronze medal position.... [more]


Rio Olympics – Thompson and Young ready for second Medal Race attempt
RYA,
The Laser Radials were scheduled to race first, with the Lasers following an hour later, but the women were held ashore for over two and half hours as breath-like wind and glassy water blighted the Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf) course.... [more]


Sail for Gold Live Day 8
James Eaves, RYA,
The latest news, views and expert opinion from Rio 2016. Mark Jardine talks to Andy Rice out in Rio on what was a crazy day with wacky wind at the Olympic Sailing Competition.... [more]


Leaders neck and neck on Day 1 of Henri Lloyd Half Ton Classics Cup
Fiona Brown,
Race Officer Jack Penty and his team were able to complete both a practice race and the first two championship races of the series in an easterly wind of around 15 knots. The wind strength was rather less than might have been expected for the sea state of big rolling and occasionally breaking waves, so keeping the boats powered up through the swell but under control was the order of the day.... [more]


Young Aussie pedals with a purpose - London to Monaco to save our seas
Jeni Bone,
Arriving by bicycle may not be the standard means of creating an entrance at the annual Monaco Yacht Show - the world's premier superyacht showcase. But this year, 40 riders, including Tom Hill from Brisbane, Australia, will be pedalling with a purpose and personally welcomed by His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco at the Palace.... [more]


Laser Youth Worlds - Mikkola in Laser Radial early World Champion
SVG Verlag,
Two more races were sailed at the Laser Youth World Championships (U-21) in Kiel on Monday, in the Laser Standard (men) as well as the Laser Radial (women) - and in the women's fleet, the World Champion is already set: Monika Mikkola is the untouchable leader after two top results. In the men's fleet, Jonatan Vadnai (Hungary) was able to defend his lead, but it is tight.... [more]


Too little wind, then a demolition derby to round off the day
Andy Rice,
2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games - It was the most frustrating day so far of the Olympic sailing competition with the wind refusing to play fair on Guanabara Bay. After sitting around for most of the day in next to no wind, the ten finalists for the Women's Laser Radial Medal Race were released from the shore just before 16:00 local time.... [more]


Finn focus at Rio 2016 - More tales of the unexpected
Robert Deaves,
2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games - Two outcomes were expected out of this Olympics: that Giles Scott would win the Finn gold medal and that the unexpected would happen. Well both have already happened and we still have the final day to go.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Images from the strange day on the Medal Race course
Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,
After being delayed for three hours the Womens singlehander, Laser Radial, fleet was sent onto the the Medal Race course on Guanabara Bay, late this afternoon at around 3.45pm. The fleet drifted around for 15 minutes or so on glassy water, then a breeze line appeared around the channel side of the Sugarloaf at the entrance to Guanabara Bay.... [more]


Rio 2016 Day 8 - From 0 to 30 knots in 10 minutes
Mark Jardine,
Rio's weather is difficult to read... unless your name is Ian Walker. The Medal Race course had no wind whatsoever for most of the afternoon, but the double Olympic silver medallist and Volvo Ocean Race winner had it spot on.... [more]


Scott poised for finest hour in Rio Olympics
RYA,
With the race worth double points, even if Scott was disqualified and scored the worst possible result of 22 points, he still couldn't be beaten to gold. The race is scheduled to get underway from 5pm BST on the Pa?o de Ac?ucar (Sugarloaf) course.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Kiwis and Brits to appeal penalties in 470 Mens and Womens
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz,
Top rated crews from Britain and New Zealand are set down to appeal their starting penalties incurred in the first race of the Mens and Womens 470, sailed yesterday. The Race Committee knocked out a total of six crews - three Mens and three in the Womens in Race 6 of the Olympic sailing regatta in Rio de Janeiro.... [more]


New traveller cars from Allen cause a stir at the recent 505 Worlds
Jeremy Nicholson, Allen Brothers,
'There was a lot of buzz about the new A4389TII and A4589TII traveller cars at the recent 505 Worlds,' commented Vince Horey, Allen Brothers new Head of UK Sales. 'Showing them around the boat park, they got a tremendous reaction from the competitors.'... [more]


Rio Olympics – Croatia chasing its first sailing gold
Andy Rice - World Sailing,
With just seven knots breeze forecast from the north, the prospect of getting today's racing away on time at 1300 hours looks shaky. It's going to be the hottest day for a while, with 28 degrees Celsius set for race time.... [more]


Team Aschenbrenner wins EUROSAF Match Racing Open Europeans
Dan Ibsen,
The Danish Team won the finals in a close match against the Estonian team with Mati Sepp, Karl Kolk, Janno Hooll and Ago Rebane. After 1-1 and 2-2 the Danish Team got the best start in the last race, and relatively quickly established a substantial lead, which the succeeded to defend the rest of the race in order to claim their first European Championship title.... [more]


38th Oyster Regatta lining up to be the biggest regatta ever held
Oyster Yachts,
There are more than 40 yachts entered, including some social entries just coming for the parties. One of whom will be the new owner of Oyster 100 Penelope who is due to complete his purchase through Oyster Brokerage just prior to the regatta and he has sensibly decided to come and watch this time.... [more]


Sail for Gold Live Day 7
James Eaves, RYA,
The latest news, views and expert opinion from Rio 2016. Mark Jardine talks to Andy Rice out in Rio and Sophie Weguelin & Elliot Hanson in Lymington about the latest from the Olympic Sailing Competition. We also caught up with Matt Howard, Giles Scott's coach after the British sailor secured Finn class gold ahead of Tuesday's Medal Race.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Images of the penultimate race in the Finns - Scott wins
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZL,
Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water for the final race of the Qualifying Series of the Mens Finn, in what potentially could have been Giles Scott's (GBR) Gold medal winning race. In the end, the current world champion won in style.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Images from the Mens RS:X Medal Race
Richard Gladwell,
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water at the Medal Race for the RS:X class won before the race by Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) without needing points from the Medal Race. Nick Dempsey (GBR) was second on a similar basis.... [more]


PredictWind - One stop shop
Nick Olson,
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Laser Youth Worlds - The chasing sailors put pressure on frontrunners
SVG Verlag,
Changing conditions on Sunday (14. August) at the Laser Youth World Championships (U-21) in Kiel did reshuffle the cards. Three races were sailed in the Laser Standard (men) as well as the Laser Radial (women).... [more]


2016 Rio Olympic Games - Great Scott secures gold for Great Britain
Andy Rice,
As RS:X fleets did battle in their Medal Races, the Finns, 470s, and Nacra 17 fleets continued their racing across Rio de Janeiro. Giles Scott (GBR) has won gold in the Finn with a race to spare. The reigning Olympic Champions in the Men's and Women's 470s are struggling to defend their titles. And the oldest sailor in the competition is showing his young Nacra 17 rivals the way round the track.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Brilliant Scott assured Finn gold with a race to spare
Robert Deaves,
Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself of gold after another brilliant performance that leaves him 24 points clear at the top after the fifth day of racing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) is second, 13 points ahead of Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO). Once again, Rio's challenging conditions provided a mixed bag of results, with several sailors picking up high scores.... [more]


Rio 2016 - RS:X Medal Races and Giles Scott seals Finn class gold
Mark Jardine,
Excitement is mounting on day 7 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition as the events work towards their conclusion. The first of the Medal Races, in the Men's and Women's RS:X classes, were scheduled... [more]


Rio Olympics – Charline Picon wins gold in Women's Windsurfer
Andy Rice - World Sailing,
Of the ten competitors in the double-points final, seven had a shot at gold. Picon started badly but moved through to second by the first mark.... [more]


Rio 2016 – France wins bronze in Men's Windsurfer
Andy Rice - World Sailing,
Pierre Le Coq (FRA) has won the bronze medal for France after a fierce battle in the Medal Race for the Men's Windsurfer.... [more]


Rio Olympics – Thompson to give everything to claim Laser debut medal
RYA,
Currently sitting in sixth overall, Thompson goes into Monday's double points Medal Race knowing that he can still end his Games on a podium high, with 10 points separating the sailors in third to sixth overall.... [more]


Rio 2016 - More images of the last race of the Laser Radial Qualifiers
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZL,
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for Day 6 of the 2016 Olympics on Guanabara Bay, and captured this second gallery of racing in the Laser Radial, who were sailing their last race of the Qualifier Series. Their Medal Race is on Monday.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Images of the last race of the Laser Radial Qualifiers
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZL,
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for Day 6 of the 2016 Olympics on Guanabara Bay, and captured this gallery of racing in the Laser Radial, who were sailing their last race of the Qualifier Series. Their Medal Race is on Monday.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Images from 49erFX racing - Day 6
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZL,
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for Day 6 of the 2016 Olympics on Guanabara Bay, and captured this gallery of racing in the 49er FX Skiffs. Three races were sailed.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Images from 49er racing - Day 6
Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/NZL,
Sail-World's NZ Editor, Richard Gladwell, was on the water for Day 6 of the 2016 Olympics on Guanabara Bay, and captured this gallery of racing in the 49er Skiffs. Three races were sailed.... [more]


Sail for Gold Live Day 6
James Eaves, RYA,
The latest news, views and expert opinion from Rio 2016. Mark Jardine talks to Andy Rice out in Rio about the day's racing as the line-up is decided for the Laser and Laser Radial Medal Races.... [more]


Top ranked skippers fight for European Match Racing Title
Dan Ibsen,
After three days of intense racing in the EUROSAF Match Racing Open European Championship 2016, topped ranked skippers Joachim Aschenbrenner (WR 9) and Mati Sepp (WR 11) are still favorites to win the title.... [more]


Rio 2016 - Stipanovic secures first ever sailing medal for Croatia
Andy Rice,
2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games - A host of Olympic medals have been secured on day six of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition giving Croatia their first ever sailing medal.... [more]


2016 WIM Series - Anna Östling wins Lysekil Women's Match
WIM Series,
2016 WIM Series - After five years of Danish triumph in Lysekil Women's Match, local hope Anna Östling finally sailed to a very longed-for success. With the smallest of margins she pushed herself past Stephanie Roble, USA, right before finishing the very last finale match... [more]


Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week – Day 8
Rupert Holmes / CWL,
The wind dipped briefly in strength to around 10 knots as a belt of thin cloud moved across the Solent around midday, before increasing to 15 knots with stronger gusts when the sun returned 30 minutes later.... [more]


2016 BIC Techno 293 European Championship - Highlights
Patrik Pollak,
2016 BIC Techno 293 European Championship - Champions of today will fight for the medals at the Olympic Games tomorrow. Future champions were fighting at the European championship 2016 in biggest windsurfing in Sopot end of July.... [more]
 





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