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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Games – Australian Sailing Preview – Day 11 – Wednesday 8 August

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen will hit the water to add to Australia’s gold medal tally on Wednesday.
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen Photo: OnEdition
The pair take an unassailable lead into the final 49er race, needing to just finish to claim the gold. Australia’s Women’s Match Racers are currently locked one-all in their quarterfinal with the Dutch with the semifinalists to be decided on Wednesday.
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen Photo: OnEdition
Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell will be pushing hard to improve their in the 470 women’s fleet ahead of Friday’s medal race. Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have the day off before their medal race.

Australian Results from Tuesday:

470 men – Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page – 1/1 – 18 points – 1st overall
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – 9/14 – 63 points – 9th overall
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis & Lucinda Whitty – 1 all with the Netherlands in their quarterfinal

Aussies in action on Wednesday

49er – Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen – Medal Race, 1pm
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – Races 9/10, 12pm
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis & Lucinda Whitty – Quarterfinal, 2pm

Weather for Wednesday:
Chance of a morning shower then fine, partly cloudy.
WSW winds 06/10 knots.
Max: 18C

Craig Heydon

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