Live: Olympics in Weymouth and Portland

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  • Ben Ainslie goes into races seven and eight of the Finn Class today. A victory over Danish sensation Jonas Hogh-Christensen will revive his gold medal hopes.
  • The Star men’s keelboat races will also begin from 12.10pm on the Weymouth Bay South course – Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson are currently leading the fleet.
  • The first Men’s 470 dinghy races, with Portland’s Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, will begin from 12pm on the Nothe course.
  • The women’s Match Racing Round Robin events take place on the Nothe course from 2pm, with Dorset contenders Lucy and Kate Macgregor and Annie Lush.
  • Portland Harbour will see the 49er class from 12pm, with Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes, plus the RS:X windsurfing fleets.
  • Bryony Shaw’s women’s races are set to begin at 2pm, followed by the men’s races featuring Nick Dempsey from 3.30pm.
  • The second 470 men’s race of the day will be held on the Weymouth Bay South course, where the women’s 470 sailors, including Weymouth’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark will be undertaking a practice race.

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5:24pm

Nick Dempsey finishes 10th in race five of the RS:X

4:50pm

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3:56pm

More medals for Team GB! A gold and a silver in the canoe slalom.

3:39pm

GOLD MEDAL FOR DORCHESTER'S PETER WILSON IN THE MEN'S DOUBLE TRAP... SUPERB WORK! TEAM DORSET'S FIRST GOLD!

3:36pm

Dorchester's Peter Wilson opens up a four-point lead as we get to the business end of the men's double trap... Looking like a third gold medal for GB here.

3:24pm

Percy and Simpson finish third in race eight of the Star.... Brazilians in fourth so the Brits increase their overall lead by one point to seven.

3:01pm

2:59pm

Hogh-Christensen now leads Ainslie by just three points overall going into races nine and 10 tomorrow..... Going to be a gripping finish to this class.

1:59pm

Another win for the Match Race Girls who beat the Swedes. Surely enough to get them into the quarter-finals. Nine seconds was the winning margin.

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1:25pm

Sherborne shooter Peter Wilson has booked his place in this afternoon's Olympic final after topping qualification in the double trap.

The 25-year-old missed just seven shots out of a possible 150, scoring rounds of 48, 48 and 47 to lead the field at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

1:10pm

Ainslie now trails Hogh-Christensen by just four points in the overall standings

1:03pm

1:00pm

In the Star, Simpson and Percy are second, with the Brazilian crew working their way through the fleet into fifth

1:00pm

Hogh-Christensen now up to sixth while Ainslie remains second.... The Dane is closing the gap again.

12:48pm

Andrew Simpson and Iain Percy third at the first mark in the Star class..... Main rivals Brazil back in 13th... Looking good.

12:30pm

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12:27pm

Hogh-Christensen back in 15th now and looks shocked to the core....... This could be so huge for Ainslie if he can win this race.

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12:23pm


Team GB's lightweight men's four have just claimed silver in the rowing at Eton Dorney. It's the fourth silver for Great Britain.

12:19pm

12:02pm

The sun is out now! #cometoweymouth

12:01pm

Reporter Joanna Davis with the daily Olympic update from Weymouth seafront

11:59am

A quick reminder from the media centre team at Weymouth Pavilion that regular updates of what's on in the borough for London 2012 at http://www.dorsetforyou.com/sailing2012/events

 

11:43am

Some of our other Olympic stories around the site today:

11:33am

British sailing team leader Stephen Park cannot understand why people are already writing off Ben Ainslie's chances of winning gold.
The 35-year-old came into London 2012 as over-riding favourite to top the podium, but has yet to overcome Jonas Hogh-Christensen in the Finn class.
Ainslie, who sits second in the standings, is now available with some bookies as far out as 6/1 to topple the Dane - odds which surprise Park given the three-time gold medallist's nous and experience.
''Personally, I would never bet against Ben,'' he said.
''Having said that, Jonas has been sailing incredibly well and has done an impressive job so far.
''I am sure he will come out all guns blazing today and give it everything he has got for the remainder of the regatta.
''You can be sure that he certainly won't let the gold medal slip away without a right old fight.''
Ainslie returns to the water after a rest day, along with Star fleet leaders Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson.
The Laser and Laser Radials are the classes off today, which comes at a good time for Paul Goodison in the former.
The Yorkshireman has been struggling with a back injury picked up in just the second race of the regatta.
Goodison impressed yesterday after a difficult second day and Park is proud by how the reigning gold medallist has risen up the fleet.
''Yesterday was good on a number of fronts,'' he said.
''In terms of sailing, he had a better day. He had a solid day and was a bit unfortunate in the second race not to do better due to a wind shift.
''I am also really pleased that the sports medics and physios managed to work their magic and get him back in a position where he is able to make decisions and not be continually wincing with pain.
''We're pleased we've got time now before he needs to sail again so he'll be back on that for that whole period.
''Hopefully he will be good to go for those final four qualifying races and then the medal race.''

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Here's what will be shown live on the giant screens at the free Weymouth & Portland Live Site on Weymouth Beach today:
Rowing – 9.30am to 12.50pm
Swimming – 10am to 12.10pm
Sailing – 12pm to 6pm
Cycling – 4pm to 6.30pm
Gymnastics – 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Swimming – 7.30pm to 9.05pm

9:57am

It's the last day of nowhere island today at bowleaze cove and furzy cliff. It's open from 12pm to 5pm so if you haven't seen it yet, take a look! #cometoweymouth #weymouth #weymouth2012

9:54am

9:33am

Here's what the weather forecast looks like for today

9:33am

Morning! We'll see if Ben Ainslie can revive his gold medal hopes today after a rest day yesterday. He's currently second and ten points behind Danish rival Jonas
Hogh-Christensen,

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9:54am Thu 2 Aug 12

jmc1 says...

50% chance of rain,its chucking it down outside my window and looks as dull as dishwater
50% chance of rain,its chucking it down outside my window and looks as dull as dishwater jmc1

9:55am Thu 2 Aug 12

jmc1 says...

50% chance of rain,its chucking it down outside my window and looks as dull as dishwater
50% chance of rain,its chucking it down outside my window and looks as dull as dishwater jmc1

10:09am Thu 2 Aug 12

RobinofLocksley says...

jmc1 wrote:
50% chance of rain,its chucking it down outside my window and looks as dull as dishwater
What hapens up on the Nothe 'compound' when it rains? Are umbrellas allowed in? Or do they put up a massive JML Gazebo?
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: 50% chance of rain,its chucking it down outside my window and looks as dull as dishwater[/p][/quote]What hapens up on the Nothe 'compound' when it rains? Are umbrellas allowed in? Or do they put up a massive JML Gazebo? RobinofLocksley

4:15pm Thu 2 Aug 12

rjimmer says...

That grassy bank at the Nothe must be getting a bit slippery! No chairs allowed for Health & Safety reasons, so I was told.
That grassy bank at the Nothe must be getting a bit slippery! No chairs allowed for Health & Safety reasons, so I was told. rjimmer

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