Londres 2012, Star y Finn día 2



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FINN

30 July 2012, 07:16 pm
Danish Sailor Hits Start Boat, But Remains At Top Of Finn Fleet

Jonas Hogh-Christensen (DEN), who beat favourite Ben Ainslie (GBR) in the opening two races of the Finn class on Sunday, remains at the top of the fleet after four races despite hitting the pin-end start boat and having to execute penalty turns. The 31-year-old finished the day with a second and a seventh.
Jonathan Lobert (FRA) was the most consistent Finn sailor of the day taking a second and a fourth taking him up into second place overall.

Ainslie was keen to improve on his opening race performance of two second places, but it was not his day. The triple gold medallist finished with a sixth and a 12th, leaving him in third overall on 22 points. Ainslie said, “I wasn’t happy with my own performance. It will get me fired up for the rest of the week. It’s a very fine line between success and failure at this level.”

In fourth overall after four races is double European champion Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), after a seventh and a ninth. The Croatian said, “Today I’ve been surviving most of the time. I didn’t have any brilliant moments. It wasn’t easy today.”

Dan Slater (NZL) who had a poor start in the opening two races on Sunday, enjoyed the windy conditions in Weymouth Bay and took his first win of the event.

Another winner, in the second race of the day, was Daniel Birkmark (SWE). The Swede was lying in second place to Tapio Nirkko (FIN) when Nirkko capsized on the first leeward gate mark, allowing the Swede to slip through to a winning lead.

The Finns continue tomorrow starting at 12:00 local time on the Weymouth Bay South course.

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STAR

30 July 2012, 06:48 pm
British Olympic Champions Claim Star Lead

Great Britain’s Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (GBR), the 2008 Star Olympic champions, clawed themselves into the overall lead after, pushing Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (BRA) into fourth.
Lying in fourth place after two races on Sunday, Norway’s Eivind Melleby and Petter Morland Pedersen came out strongly in the third race of the Star class opening series, leading from the start until the final leg when they were given an instant penalty by the on-the-water umpires for propelling their boat illegally by trimming their sails. The Danes had to carry out two 360-degree turns, which allowed Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner (NZL) through to win and Percy and Simpson to catch up to within one second at the finish.

In the second race, sailed in up to 19 knots of wind, Swedish crew Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen took the lead on the first downwind leg of the course to lead at the leeward marks from Brazil and Great Britain. Despite constant pressure from Percy and Simpson, the Swedes held their nerve to win by 30 seconds.

A fourth for Melleby and Morland Pedersen (NOR) moves them into second place, tied with the British crew on points after four races. Loof and Salminen lie in third, one point behind. The Star world champions Scheidt and Prada (BRA) lie in fourth, two points off the lead.

Stars resume racing tomorrow at 12:10 local time on the Weymouth Bay South course.

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