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Monday, August 6, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Games – Australian Sailing Preview – Day 10 – Tuesday 7 August

Following a historic day for Australian sailing at the London 2012 Olympic Games the big races keep on coming on Tuesday.
Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen Photo: OnEdition 
Australia’s Women’s Match Racing crew will begin their quarterfinals against the Netherlands while the 470 men will contest their final two fleet races. The 470 women are back in action for races seven and eight.

The RS:X medal races will be held on the Nothe course.

Australian Results from Monday:

Laser – Tom Slingsby – 9th in medal race – 43 points – Gold medal winner
49er – Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen – 1/3 – 48 points – 1st overall
470 men – Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page – 3/6 – 16 points – 1st overall
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis & Lucinda Whitty – no racing today
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – no racing today

Aussies in action on Tuesday:

470 men – Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page – Races 9/10, 12pm – Portland Harbour
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – Races 7/8, 12.10pm – Portland Harbour
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis & Lucinda Whitty – quarterfinals

Weather for Tuesday:

Fine and partly cloudy.
SW winds firming to 10/15 knots during the afternoon.
Max: 18C

Craig Heydon

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