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Live: Olympics in Weymouth and Portland
9:18am Monday 6th August 2012 in Weymouth and Portland Sailing Olympics and Paralympics 2012 News
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- Medal racing will continue today for the Men’s Laser and Women's Laser Radial dinghy classes.
- The final double-points battle for the top 10 boats, is scheduled to begin at 1pm on the Nothe course with the Laser Radial race, featuring Portland’s Ali Young.
- Weymouth’s Paul Goodison, who claimed gold at the Beijing 2008 Games, will be among the Laser sailors racing from 2pm on the same course.
- The waters by the Nothe will then host races 14 and 15 of the men’s 49er Skiff fleet, including Team GB’s Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes – their last event’s before Wednesday's medal race.
- The Men's 470 fleet, with Portland contenders Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, are scheduled to undertake two races – seventh and eighth of their 10 race series - from 12pm on the Weymouth Bay West course.
#weymouth crowds cheer for Paul Goodison at Nothe http://t.co/etydaOkL— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#49er 7th mark - ITA, FIN, AUS, AUT, CAN - GBR in 8th #sailing #sailforgold— @BritishSailing 06 August 2012
That takes us up to 17 golds with a total of 39 medals.
Another gold for TeamGB! The team just secured our first show jumping gold since 1962 after winning a jump-off against the Netherlands.
#49er 6th Mark - AUS, JPN, DEN, USA, CAN, ITA, AUT, CRO, FRA, NZL, POR, SWE, GER, ESP, GBR. POL. IRL #sailing #sailforgold #GOTeamGB— @BritishSailing 06 August 2012
Sun with glare circle around it. Where are you? We are loving #weymouth! Why not #cometoweymouth http://t.co/5etA4wao— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#49er Race 14 has been abandoned due to wind shift, plays into the hands of IRL as they were OCS #sailing #sailforgold #GOTeamGB— @BritishSailing 06 August 2012
#Weymouth Tom slingsby's mum said his gold medal was a very special moment. Family say its 'very emotional' to see him win— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#Weymouth laser gold for Australia silver cyprus bronze sweden— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#Weymouth Australia looking good in the battle for gold at the back of the pack in the laser— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#Radial Medal race results (Confirmed) CHN, NED, BEL, GBR, IRL, USA, LTU, MEX, CZE, FIN #sailing #sailforgold #GOTeamGB— @BritishSailing 06 August 2012
#Radial Leg 5 CHN, GBR, NED, LTU, USA, IRL, BEL #sailing #sailforgold #GOTeamGB— @BritishSailing 06 August 2012
#weymouth Great views on the big screen http://t.co/nQn338bV— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#weymouth Dutch and Irish fans getting tense as the. Eco race continues. Advantage Ireland at mark one http://t.co/64Ge8nkw— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#weymouth spot Ben Ainslie in the crowd, waiting for the laser radial! #goben http://t.co/WXEEL5aR— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#weymouth Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson on stage at Nothe! Thanking the crowd for their support. http://t.co/VmOeMdBg— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
#470Men 2nds Mark - GBR, ARG, AUS, CHI, RUS, ISR, RSA, USA, SUI #sailing #sailforgold #GOTeamGB— @BritishSailing 06 August 2012
You can see all our pictures of the sailing, including photos of Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson from yesterday, right here
Olympic stories around the site for you today:
- Ben Ainslie makes sailing history
- Ben Ainslie reveals stress of great expectations
- Crowds go crazy at the Nothe when Ben Ainslie wins gold
- Windsurfers next up for medal chance
- Beaten Dane salutes Ben
- Princess Anne gives Ben Ainslie a telling off
German fans supporting Evi Van Ackerman! Nearly time to go here in #weymouth http://t.co/EybG2ack— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
Dutch fans out to support Marit Bouwmeester! Good luck guys! http://t.co/16XbRGHb— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
Following the record crowds who flocked to watch the Olympic sailing at Weymouth and Portland yesterday the Olympic Delivery Authority has made the decision to make Monkey’s Jump Park and Ride site
free of charge all day every day for the rest of the Olympic competition.
Monkey Jump Park and Ride is easily accessed off the A35/A37 and has space for 2,600 vehicles. There’s no need to book and shuttle buses run every five minutes into Weymouth town centre.
Hugh Sumner, Director of Transport at the Olympic Delivery Authority, said: “We want as many people as possible to enjoy the fantastic sailing in Weymouth and Portland and we hope this will add to the visitor experience.”
Yay! Go team GB. Fingers crossed for #Alison Young. #Nothe2012 http://t.co/meXu7zRb— @gaulaleh 06 August 2012
Wonder what the question was...
Perc has just been asked The worst ever question in the press conference. Perc still gave a great answer!!— @AndrewBSimpson 05 August 2012
Ben Ainslie talks sailing to victory...
Crowds are starting to gather on #Weymouth beach! The weather looks set to remain good, some cloud but mainly sunshine #cometoweymouth— @WeyOlympics2012 06 August 2012
Talk about @BritishSailing #inspire a generation - massive queue to try #sailing at @WeymouthLive site this morning! http://t.co/7g2RI8nI— @samroweRYA 06 August 2012
You can catch the following coverage on the two giant screens at the Weymouth Beach Live Site today:
Canoeing – 9.30am to 11.50am
Athletics – 10am to 12.20pm
Sailing – 12pm to 6.20pm
Gymnastics – 2pm to 4.20pm
Cycling – 4pm to 6.55pm
Athletics – 6.50pm to 9.40pm
To celebrate Iain Percy's silver sailing medal, Emsworth has done this WONDERFUL thing to a post box (via @Scoonk3101) http://t.co/AzqLYOPe— @katbrown82 06 August 2012
The postbox outside the Pandora Inn In Mylor is to be painted gold in honour of Ben Ainslie— @purecornwall 06 August 2012
If you're heading out to catch today's action, the weather is looking great
9:31am Mon 6 Aug 12
Fantastic turn out yesterday - got the park and ride from Monkeys Jump no problems - good to see the town packed.
And here's a picture of Ben Ainslie's stamp. We think we're going to have to buy some of these today!
Were you there watching yesterday? Let us know in the comments
Also Iain Percy and Sherborne's Andrew Simpson won silver in the men’s Star keelboat.
Morning everyone. What a day yesterday; Super Sailing Sunday really did live up to its name with Ben Ainslie winning his fourth gold and becoming the most successful sailor in Olympic history.