Day 3 Results fro Olympic sailing at Weymouth. A much better start to the third day of racing for Team GB. First up where the 49er and Morrison and RHodes finished 3rd in their first race of the day behind Burling and Tuke of New Zealand with the Aussie pair, Outteridge and Jensen in second.
Nick Dempsey finished in fourth after his first two RS:X races. Dempsey was fifth in the first and seventh in the second race. Winner of both races and overall leader is Dutchman Dorian Van Rijsselberge. Second in both was Przemyslaw Miarczynski of Poland and third in both Toni Wilhelm of Germany.
Victory for Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson in the Star, race 5, with Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada of Brazil second and the Kiwi team, Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner third.
In race 6 of the Star Percy and Simpson again were head to head with main rivals Scheidt and Prada and it went to the Brazilians. Finishing third were Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen of Sweden. Thus Percy and Simpson lead by four points from Scheidt and Prada with Loof and Salminen third.
And even more good news on the Radial course where Alison Young took second behind Annalise Murphy of Ireland with Evi van Acker of Belgium third. And in the second race it was a repeat performance from the Irish and the British girls with Lijia Xu of China in third place.
Ben Ainslie finished fourth in the 5th race Finn race whidh was dominated by the Dane Jonas Hoegh-Christensen again. Second was Zach Railey of the USA, his best result to date, and third Tapio Nirkko of Finland. In race 2 Deniss Karpak took the gun but it was Hoegh-Christensen in second a second ahead of Ainslie. So Hoegh-Christensen extends his lead over Ainslie, now ten points before the discard.
And on the men's RS:X Nick Dempsey finished fifth in his first race of the Games. The race won by Dorian Van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands, 2nd Przemyslaw Miarczynski of Poland and third Toni Wilhelm of Germany.
Bryony Shaw finished seventh in her first RS:X race. Won by Lee-El Korzits of Isreal, second Marina Alabau of Spain, third Olga Maslivets Ukraine.
Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus won both the Laser races and moves to second overall after four races. Second in the first race was Australian Tom Slingsby, who after a sixth in the second race keeps his overall lead. Some cheer for Paul Goodison who after a 16th in the first race took second in the next which puts him 12th overall.
All went wrong for the Team GB 49er guys when the capsized in their second race and finished 18th which keeps them in 12th place overall after 4 races. Erik Storck and Trevor Moore of the USA won race 4. Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia now have a nine point lead overall with Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand second, third are Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang of Denmark.
31 July 2012 13:03