Olympic Sailing: July 29, 2012
Racing for the Finns, Stars, and Women Match Racing kicked off the Olympic regatta in Weymouth and Portland for the 2012 London Games. Photos by Daniel Forster.
There was a good turnout at the paid spectator area on the Nothe Course. Ben Ainslie and the rest of the Finn class kicked off the Olympic regatta with a very entertaining race.
Zach Railey had a disappointing start. A 10th in Race 1, then a 15th in Race 2.
While the Star class was racing on the Weymouth Bay West course, which is supposedly more stable, the race fewature a tremendous amount of lead changes.
Jonas Hoegh Christensen of Denmark had a stunning Day 1 to his Olympic regatta winning both Finn races and doing so with solid margins in each one.
Brazil's Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada are leading the Star class after two races.
Daniel Forster/rolex (all But Last Photo), Dan Nerney/new York Yc
Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished 5th in the first race, but struggled to a 14th in the second.