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Saturday, August 4, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Games – Australian Sailing Preview – Day 8 – Sunday 5 August

Australian sailors will be in action in three classes on Sunday, with the 49er, 470 women and RS:X women fleets on the water.
Ntahan Outteridge and Iain Jensen Photo: OnEdition
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen currently lead the 49ers while Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell are seventh in the 470 women. Jessica Crisp will be fighting hard for a position in the RS:X women’s medal race. The focus for most people in Weymouth will be on the Nothe course with the Finn and Star deciders scheduled to take place.

Australian Results from Saturday:

Laser – Tom Slingsby – 1/1 – 25 points – 1st overall
470 men – Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page – 1/1 – 8 points – 1st overall
Women’s Match Racing - Olivia Price, Nina Curtis & Lucinda Whitty - win against Portugal – 1st overall
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – 3/12 – 36 points – 7th overall
Laser Radial – Krystal Weir – 4/22 – 121 points – 12th overall
RS:X Women – Jessica Crisp – 5/8 – 70 points – 11th overall
49er – Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen – no racing today

Aussies in action on Sunday:

49er – Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen – Races 12/13, 12pm – Weymouth Bay West
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – Race 5, 2pm – Weymouth Bay West
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – Race 6, 3.30pm – Nothe Course
RS:X Women – Jessica Crisp – Races 9/10 – 12pm – Portland Harbour

Laser and 470 men classes have a lay day.

Weather for Sunday:
A few showers, mostly morning.
SSE winds 07/12 knots
Max: 18C

Craig Heydon

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