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Silver That Feels Like a Gold

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , |

Their silver medal at the Rio Olympic Games in the 470W class was considered to be an impressive comeback. Two DSQ's and every challenge thrown their way. But Team Jolly are professionals, and now they have taken the time to explain how it all unfolded. Sit back, and re-live the journey. Strange to

A warm welcome for the NZL Sailing Team

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, New Zealand News, Olympics|Tags: |

Four medals each for AUS & NZL

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a successful Olympic Regatta for the both the Australia Sailing Team and the New Zealand Sailing Team in Rio with each team taking home four medals. Both teams won two gold medals in the form of Tom Burton (AUS) in the Laser and Peter Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL) taking out the 49ers by

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Silver for Jo & Polly!

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , |

To have two DSQ's and still get a medal is an achievement in itself. Congratulations to Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie on their silver medal. And of course to Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark for their gold! Check out the wrap up report from Roger Mills / mysailing.com.au Gold for Great Britain and a tight battle

Super Heroes Don’t Need Capes

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , |

Super Heroes race all sorts of boats, cross oceans in a Volvo Ocean Race, get medals on a Tornado and even capsize an AC45. Super Heroes start an Olympic campaign on a high demanding boat when they are over 50 years old. Super Heroes fight the mother******* Cancer. Super Heroes let their crew be the star and

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Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser, 49er, 49erFX

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pete Burling & Blair Tuke are creeping closer to a gold medal, but the podium teased the Laser fleets after their racing was cancelled. From Yachting New Zealand: With three top three placings on the water today Peter Burling and Blair Tuke were the most consistent pair on the 49er track and have opened up

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Where’s Victor?

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , |

I've been trying to find out what is happening in Rio so thought I would check out the protest log. We aren't getting much vision of sailing down under, so thought that the protest log might provide a bit more of an insight. And then I saw this. Known as the  "medal maker", Victor Kovalenko (AUS) has

DSQ x 2 for Team Jolly

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , |

Defending Olympic Gold Medalists Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie (NZL) have received another blow in their Rio 2016 Games campaign. After receiving a DSQ in Race 1 for a port/starboard incident against the Austrians, they now have another DSQ, this time for a "start line incident". The pressure on the water must be electrifying, and

Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser, 49er, 49erFX

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Waking up and seeing Aussies and Kiwis in the lead really is inspiring! That's right, the athletes from down under are once again stamping their authority on the race course at the Olympic Games. Pete Burling & Blair Tuke (NZL) are still leading the 49er class despite not winning another race yet. They secured two

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Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser, 49er, 49erFX

By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 49er and 49erFX have started and it was Peter Burling and Blair Tuke who made a solid start! The dynamic duo have kicked off the regatta well winning the first two races! “We’ve been watching all the other classes race now for a few days so we were really keen to get into it this

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We are genius

By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|

You are genius. I am genius. You sail. I sail. Therefore we are, as Chris Chase from Fox Sports states, "genius". Why does Mr. Chase say this? Well because he said that "you might need to be a genius to understand Olympic Sailing". In an article posted on FoxSpots.com, Mr. Chase has confirmed what we

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Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser

By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Australian and Kiwi sailors have some serious work to do if they are going to finish on the podium at Rio 2016. The 470M and 470M along with the Nacra 17 have now started with all three fleets completing two races. Defending Olympic Gold Medalist Mat Belcher (AUS), with Will Ryan are placed 2nd with

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Time and Tides

By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: |

One of the major factors that we can face when racing is the influence of tides, and sailors in Rio will have to ensure they are aware of the red area when they hit the race course. As part of any sailing athlete's training, knowing what the tides are doing is just as important as

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Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser, 49er, 49erFX

By | August 13th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The 49er and 49erFX have started and it was Peter Burling and Blair Tuke who made a solid start! The dynamic duo have kicked off the regatta well winning the first two races! Peter Burling Blair Tuke. Photo by Sailing Energy / World Sailing “We’ve been watching all the other classes race now for

Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's great to see the Aussie and Kiwi flags at the top of leaderboards! Nacra 17 - Jason Waterhosue & Lisa Darmanin AUS / 1st Overall Jason Waterhouse Lisa Darmanin. Photo by Sailing Energy / World Sailing 470W - Jo Aleh & Polly Powrie NZL / 1st Overall Despite being DSQ's in race

We are genius

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|

You are genius. I am genius. You sail. I sail. Therefore we are, as Chris Chase from Fox Sports states, "genius". Why does Mr. Chase say this? Well because he said that "you might need to be a genius to understand Olympic Sailing". In an article posted on FoxSpots.com, Mr. Chase has confirmed what we

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Olympic Sailing Results: Nacra 17, Finn, 470, Radial, Laser

By | August 11th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Australian and Kiwi sailors have some serious work to do if they are going to finish on the podium at Rio 2016. The 470M and 470M along with the Nacra 17 have now started with all three fleets completing two races. Defending Olympic Gold Medalist Mat Belcher (AUS), with Will Ryan are placed 2nd with

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Time and Tides

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: |

One of the major factors that we can face when racing is the influence of tides, and sailors in Rio will have to ensure they are aware of the red area when they hit the race course. As part of any sailing athlete's training, knowing what the tides are doing is just as important as

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Olympic Sailing Results: Laser Radial, Laser, Finn

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , |

“We had two races today in pretty shifty and light winds. Didn’t go so well for me I ended up with one near the back and then unfortunately got a UFD in the second race so not a good day, but you know, five or six more days to go so.” “It’s unfortunate for me

Laser Radial & Laser Results: Up to two races

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , |

“It’s fair to say I was pretty nervous before the first start, but as soon as the start gun goes its business as usual.” “I had fantastic starts, which was great because that was my aim for the day.” Sam Meech NZL “It’s a tricky course.  The tide wasn’t that bad today and it was

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How to watch the Olympic Sailing

By | August 8th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , |

If you're like me and don't want to wait for delayed coverage, then check out the links and options that World Sailing has put together to ensure you don't miss a moment of sailing at the Olympic Games! ---------- The Sailing Competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will start on Monday 8 August at

Sailing dominates the Opening Ceremony

By | August 6th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , |

Everyone is a closest fan of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. Trying to make sense of the art installations, laser lights and in-depth messages of peace, harmony and climate change. The Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics offered a bit of everything. Local celebrities that no one knew, a hot supermodel which everyone knew and

Just putting this out there… Gold trumps silver.

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , , , , , |

Today it was announced that Peter Burling, with his sidekick Blair Tuke, are to be the co-captains and flag bearers for the New Zealand Olympic Team. This a mammoth honour, and will forever place Burling and Tuke in New Zealand history, but one has to ask, why were gold medalists Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie overlooked?

Burling & Tuke: Flag Bearers for the NZL Olympic Team

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Latest News, Olympics|Tags: , |

Burling & Tuke, the new legends of sailing, have been named as co-captains and flag bearers for the NZ Olympic Team! The last member of a New Zealand Olympic sailing team to carry the flag at the opening ceremony was three-time medallist boardsailor Barbara Kendall at Atlanta in 1996. She had won the gold medal

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