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Jul 29, 2012

Dane Hogh-Christensen shades Ainslie on opening day

WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) – Denmark’s Jonas Hogh-Christensen nailed his colors to the mast of his Finn single-handed heavyweight dinghy on Sunday, beating reigning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie into second position in both the first two races.

Hogh-Christensen used his near 10 kilo weight advantage over Briton Ainslie to good effect in blustery conditions on the waters of Weymouth Bay off the south coast of England, saying he would do everything he could to defend the record of Danish sailing great Paul Elvstrom.

Jul 29, 2012

Olympics-Sailing-Dane Hogh-Christensen shades Ainslie on opening day

WEYMOUTH, England, July 29 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Jonas
Hogh-Christensen nailed his colours to the mast of his Finn
single-handed heavyweight dinghy on Sunday, beating reigning
Olympic champion Ben Ainslie into second position in both the
first two races.

Hogh-Christensen used his near 10 kilo weight advantage over
Briton Ainslie to good effect in blustery conditions on the
waters of Weymouth Bay off the south coast of England, saying he
would do everything he could to defend the record of Danish
sailing great Paul Elvstrom.

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.

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