London 2012 Sailing | 03 August
The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition saw it's sixth day today. The women's 470s sailed their first two races today in the women's two person dinghy event. In both the men's and women's 470, Great Britain takes the top spot on the overnight leaderboards.
28 imagesIt looks like fierce battles will keep on taking place during the remaining days of racing in the men's 470 between GBR's crew Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell and Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page from Australia. The Aussies, with Beijing 2008 Gold Medalist Malcolm Page aboard, attacked on the British in today's races with a second place and a win. The British defended well with a fourth and second place and hold the overnight lead after four races in total.
37 imagesRacing in the women's 470 class got underway today at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark from Great Britain take the lead on the first day after two races. New Zealand's Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie follow close with one point difference, and Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout from The Netherlands take third place in today's overall standings.
21 imagesEvi van Acker from Belgium managed to claim the overall lead at the London 2012 women's one person dinghy event in the Laser Radial today. Annalise Murphy from Ireland had a dream start in the event with four wins during the first two days of racing, but it seems she cannot hold the world ruling strenght of Van Acker and Bouwmeester from the Netherlands. Murphy still occupies second place in the overall standings, but feels the heat of Bouwmeester, only two points behind, and moving closer fast at every race.