October 15, 2014
Tom Gillard & Richard Anderton’s change of horse from Five-Oh to Fireball pays dividends at a blustery Bloody Mary
Hannah Mills gives an insight into what it took to win the 470 Women's gold medal with Saskia Clark at Rio 2016. "I was completely unprepared for how different an experience Rio would feel to London. London felt like the official Games, where you absolutely knew it was the Olympics and everything was where it should be. Rio however, felt like a very relaxed Games where you really had to focus on the fact it was the Olympics and this was it!!!"
In our penultimate #2012inspired blog, West Mersea’s Saskia Clark looks back on her Games experiences, having won 470 class silver with Hannah Mills after just an 18-month campaign together. Clark and Mills took time out of the sport after London, but have returned to the 470 this month ahead of the 470 World Championships in La Rochelle next month
Hannah Mills won silver at her first Olympic Games in London, competing with Saskia Clark in the 470 women’s event. Since London, she’s taken time out of the sport, returning to Olympic Classes sailing only this month as she and Clark prepare for their World Championships in August as a first step back on the Road to Rio
Luke Patience sailed the ‘regatta of my life’ to claim an exuberant silver medal with Stuart Bithell in the 470 class at their first Olympic Games. Since London, the friends have parted ways with Bithell moving into the 49er class, and Patience having now teamed up with two-time Olympic silver medallist Joe Glanfield in their quest for Rio gold
Australia became the most successful sailing nation at the Olympic Regatta after Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page secured gold ahead of GBR in the men's 470. Then it was New Zealand's turn for gold, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie winning the medal race of the women's 470, with Britain's Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark having to settle for silver, with the Dutch team taking bronze. The Olympic Regatta is nearly over, bar the women's match racing, as Justin and Andy look back at today's light-wind drama....
Today a new national hero emerged, a loser from China earns a shot at redemption, an Olympic Champion saw hope of any medal evaporate, and we have four women - none of whom have won an Olympic medal - level pegging in the Radial fleet. On Monday, three of them will stand on the podium, and one will be left with nothing. All of this discussed by Andy and Justin on today’s podcast from Weymouth....
Today a new national hero emerged, a loser from China earns a shot at redemption, an Olympic Champion saw hope of any medal evaporate, and we have four women - none of whom have won an Olympic medal - level pegging in the Radial fleet. On Monday, three of them will stand on the podium, and one will be left with nothing.....
Unlike the Men’s 470, the Women’s fleet has not seen any crew take the bull by the horns and dominate regatta after regatta.
Come race time on Friday 3 August, 20 boats featuring 40 sailors will line up aiming to get a good start in their quest for an elusive Olympic gold medal.
Britain is going into London 2012 with the strongest sailing team it has ever had – that is the opinion of RYA Olympic Manager, Stephen ‘Sparky’ Park.
Sixteen sailors across 10 Olympic Classes will begin their bid to try to help TeamGB retain its crown as the World’s top sailing nation for the fourth successive Games, when the 2012 Olympic Regatta gets underway at Weymouth and Portland on Sunday (29 July).
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