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Jul 29, 2012

Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for sailors

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – A battle for the winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta.

Not to be outdone by London’s spectacular opening ceremony on Friday, the English seaside town that along with its near neighbor Portland is hosting the world’s best sailors, staged its own extravaganza.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for sailors

WEYMOUTH, England, July 28 (Reuters) – A battle for the
winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe
of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on
the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta.

Not to be outdone by London’s spectacular opening ceremony
on Friday, the English seaside town that along with its near
neighbour Portland is hosting the world’s best sailors, staged
its own extravaganza.

Jul 28, 2012

Battle of the winds bodes well for Olympic sailors

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – A battle for the winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta.

Not to be outdone by London’s spectacular opening ceremony, the English seaside town that along with its near neighbor Portland is hosting the world’s best sailors, staged its own extravaganza.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Sailing-Battle of the winds bodes well for Olympic sailors

WEYMOUTH, England, July 28 (Reuters) – A battle for the
winds erupted in Weymouth Bay on Saturday as an anarchic troupe
of acrobats, actors and dancers fought to banish the doldrums on
the eve of the Olympic sailing regatta.

Not to be outdone by London’s spectacular opening ceremony,
the English seaside town that along with its near neighbour
Portland is hosting the world’s best sailors, staged its own
extravaganza.

Jul 28, 2012

Sailing-Practice makes perfect for Ainslie in Finn

WEYMOUTH (Reuters) – British Olympic Finn champion Ben Ainslie showed his competitive edge even in practice on Saturday, getting out in front of the rest of the fleet ahead of the real thing on Sunday.

Racing on the “Nothe” course, which is nearest to shore, competitors in the single-handed Finn class engaged in the sailing equivalent of shadow boxing, testing the conditions, their equipment, their tactics and their bodies in the most physically demanding of the dinghies competing in 2012.

Jul 28, 2012

Practice makes perfect for Ainslie in Finn

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – British Olympic Finn champion Ben Ainslie showed his competitive edge even in practice on Saturday, getting out in front of the rest of the fleet ahead of the real thing on Sunday.

Racing on the “Nothe” course, which is nearest to shore, competitors in the single-handed Finn class engaged in the sailing equivalent of shadow boxing, testing the conditions, their equipment, their tactics and their bodies in the most physically demanding of the dinghies competing in 2012.

Jul 28, 2012

Olympics-Sailing-Practice makes perfect for Ainslie in Finn

WEYMOUTH, England, July 28 (Reuters) – British Olympic Finn
champion Ben Ainslie showed his competitive edge even in
practice on Saturday, getting out in front of the rest of the
fleet ahead of the real thing on Sunday.

Racing on the “Nothe” course, which is nearest to shore,
competitors in the single-handed Finn class engaged in the
sailing equivalent of shadow boxing, testing the conditions,
their equipment, their tactics and their bodies in the most
physically demanding of the dinghies competing in 2012.

Jul 17, 2012

Home waters won’t be plain sailing for Team GB

LONDON (Reuters) – For all the talk of ruling the waves in 2012, Team GB are well aware that turning the tide on a decade of British sailing dominance will be a driving motivation for visiting Olympic competitors at Weymouth and Portland.

Britain topped the sailing tables in the relatively quieter winds but fierce currents of Qingdao in 2008 with six medals, easily beating rivals Australia, Spain and the United States.

Jul 17, 2012

Olympics-Home waters won’t be plain sailing for Team GB

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – For all the talk of ruling the
waves in 2012, Team GB are well aware that turning the tide on a
decade of British sailing dominance will be a driving motivation
for visiting Olympic competitors at Weymouth and Portland.

Britain topped the sailing tables in the relatively quieter
winds but fierce currents of Qingdao in 2008 with six medals,
easily beating rivals Australia, Spain and the United States.

Jul 1, 2012

Olympics-Ainslie prepares for gold in classic style

COWES, ISLE OF WIGHT, July 1 (Reuters) – Ben Ainslie grins
as he leaps effortlessly aboard “Eleonora” from the speed boat
that has brought him alongside the 50 metre classic schooner
waiting for him in choppy waters off the Isle of Wight.

The British sailor, who is aiming for a record-breaking
fifth Olympic sailing medal in the Finn dinghy class further
west along the south coast of England at Weymouth in a month’s
time, seems unperturbed by the swell in the Solent and the
possibility of injuring himself.

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