Members section of The Regatta Sailing Communitymain page - Online regatta sailing service centerFind sailing events & event information around the worldFind accommodation & travel solutions at Sailing VenuesBuy & sell used boats & equipmentNews about The Regatta Sailing CommunityLinks to all you search forContact the Online regatta sailing service center
Translate this page into German  French  Italian  Spanish  Portuguese
News Article news - Send article to a friend or sponsor

Sailing1st Features
Notice Board
Boat Market
Sailing News
Free Newsletter
Hot Links
Tell a Friend

World Rankings
World Weather

Airline tickets, hotel and car rental reservations


First day with no wind and a hazy sky

Sail Melbourne Olymic & invited classes - First day with no wind and a hazy sky
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA-(15-1-2007) No wind and a hazy sky greeted competitors on the first day of the Olympic and Invited Classes Regatta being hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club at Sail Melbourne today.

By the time of the first start at 1300hrs, the skies had cleared and a light 6–10  knot breeze had taken hold.

Robert Godwin (GBR) took first place in the Lasers from Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) who is ranked eighth in the world. It seems as though everybody was finding their feet on the course today with Ricky Ironmonger (AUS) a local sailor well down the board in 38th place.

As expected, Krystal Weir (AUS) scored bullets in races one and two to lead both Women’s and Open Laser Radial fleet. The women appear to be fairing the best of the starters, with the first three places in Race 1 of the Open fleet taken by female sailors with Man Yi Lo (SIN) and Victoria Chan (SIN) finishing second and third respectively behind Weir.

Michael Leydon (AUS) took the first two races in the 2.4mR fleet, which looks like it will be a closely fought competition. Michael McLean (AUS) carries an OCS from Race 2, so will be looking to consolidate on his second place in Race 1 going into day two.

As RS:X sailboards took to the water, necessary winds obliged, increasing to 15 knots from the south west. World champion Alessandra Sensini (ITA) took out the first race, and going by world class form, the triple Olympic medallist looks to be the one to beat.

Two-time Australian Olympian Jessica Crisp (AUS) and Formula world champion Allison Shreeve (AUS) are both aiming for the Beijing Games in 2008.  Competing for the one spot to the Athens Games in 2004, Shreeve was only just beaten to the punch by Crisp at the final selection event, Sail Melbourne 2004. The Sydneysider will be looking for the form that scored her a second place at Sail Melbourne last year and a fifth a Kiel week.   

With the forecast tomorrow for 39 degrees and a hot northerly wind of 15-20 knots, competitors will face some tough conditions.


Source: Di Pearson

Get more press, result and general information about:
Sail Melbourne Olymic & invited classes launches Sailing1st.NET  a network initiated by where partners offer their separate or joint services and share knowledge about  "mission critical tasks" that occur organizing and  processing events, including marketing and promotion activities. | About the Network | Web based communication tools


MedCapz | Internet Media, Development, Marketing and Strategy

MedCapz | Media Captures on facebook

Latest Market Postings
Add your FREE Market Advertisement
URGENTLY 470's Needed in EUROPE

| Login | Home | Events&Results | Teams&Results | Webcams | News | Market | Hot Links |
Disclaimer | Contact Us | FAQs |
All rights reserved by / MedCapz