Farrah Hall enjoys a quick ride downwind during RS:X racing at the 2012 Olympics.
A quick look back at Day 4 of the 2012 Olympic Regatta, and the performance of the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider.
When Anna Tunnicliffe and her team jibed to starboard about halfway down the run, I was sure the trailing Russians would pounce. But Ekaterine Skudina and her crew, despite holding perfect position for a covering jibe, didn’t. Instead they carried on and jibed a few lengths after the two boats crossed paths.
Day 3 brings some overcast skies, a little bit of a rain, but a lot of great sailing. Some key races for everyone involved today. Follow the action here. If the grey CoveritLive box doesn't appear below, refresh your browser.
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A look back at Day 2 of the 2012 Olympic Regatta, and a look forward to Day 3.
Morning Toast, 2012 Olympics, Day 3
After a succession of serious and dour American sailors, it was a breath of fresh air to interview Paige Railey after her first two Olympic races. Railey was her same bubbly self. She mixed in a few clichés. But this is the Olympics after all, something she’s been focused intently on for the better part of eight years.
Railey had good reason to be upbeat, as well. While her finishes, an eighth and a fifth, were not spectacular, the fact that she was able to avoid a double-digit result was impressive.
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Ben Ainslie lights the flame at the Olympic sailing center in Portland. Ainslie, a three-time Olympic gold medalist has been front and center as these Games kick off. Anything less than gold will be a disappointment for a medal-hungry British populace.
A look at what to expect on Day 1 of the 2012 OIympic Regatta.
The biggest question rolling around the media center as the 2012 Olympic Regatta gets set to kick off it what in God’s name was going through the mind of Team GBR manager Stephen “Sparky” Park on Friday night. The normally reserved Park, who’s in charge of the biggest juggernaut to ever hit Olympic sailing, seemed a little overcome by the moment as his sailing team (12 of the 16 athletes) was introduced to a crowd of 10,000 people gathered on the Weymouth town beach Friday evening.