In other news from around the water ways.

Brett Gibson August 9, 2013 0

The 470 Worlds heading toward the Medal races.

It could be argued Matthew Belcher and Will Ryan had a rough day on the water yesterday. After starting the day in first place they slipped back to second after a 10th and a 22nd. They dropped the 22nd and picked up a 2nd in the last Gold fleet race of the day. The French pair of Pierre Leboucher and Nicola Le Berre lead by six points. Matthew and Robert Crawford are in 29th and Alexander and Patrick Conway are in 37th of the Gold fleet. Scott Cotter and Tom Porter in the Bronze fleet are second (80th overall).

Ellise Richichi and Sarah Cooke sailing in their first Worlds together for the Australian Sailing team are coming 12th in the Gold fleet. It is a close battle for the final two positions in the Medal race with the 9th place team only 2 points ahead. 2 Good performances on the final day’s Gold fleet races will see them make it to the Medal Race. Jacqueline Gurr and Amelia Catt are 26th in the Gold fleet and Sasha and Jamie Ryan are 12th in the Silver fleet (39th overall). Lucy Shepard and Aurora Patterson are 16th in the silver fleet and 44th overall.


David Gilmour powers into the Semi Finals of the ISAF Nations Cup in Denmark.

Unbeaten in his group David Gilmour advanced to the Semi’s. Ashlen Rooklyn qualified for the repêchage round after having an accident in the pre-start and causing damage to their boat.

Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen look back 1 year to standing atop the London Podium

Young Australian qualifier going great guns in the WMRT event in steamy Chicago.

In the Alpari World MR tour Jordan Reece is in 4th place on 6 points. Keith Swinton is in 8th on 4 points. This is a great result for Jordan Reece and his Estate Master Sailing Team as they qualified for this event. With the absence of David Gilmour this is great for Australian Match racing. Qualifying continues on Thursday with the knock-out stages due to commence on Friday.