Morning Preview - Race Day 12
LIVE EACH DAY AT 11AM -Today Penny Clark talks to John and Judith Patience - Luke Patience's Parents, Richard Mason - 470 Sailor (training partner to Luke and Stu) and Steve Lovegrove - Racing Coach
Race Day 12 Morning Preview:
Two days, two medals coming up!
It’s the turn of the 470 Men Luke and Stuart to go for gold at Weymouth and Portland today. Guaranteed silver but they only want the top dollar!
They go into today’s race four points behind the Aussies Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page meaning they need to put one boat between them and their rivals. So even Britain 8th and Australia 10th would do just nicely for Luke and Stuart.
Britain’s Match Race Girls have to dust themselves off after their quarter-final disappointment yesterday for today’s 5-8 Sail off. The girls go head-to-head with France in a best of five first up. The other sail off will see Anna Tunnicliffe’s USA team go head to head with the Renee Groeneveld-led Dutch team. The winner of each encounter will then compete in for fifth and sixth place while the two losers will battle it out for seventh and eighth overall.
The 470 Women are on a rest day ahead of their medal race tomorrow.
*all times below are scheduled start times
Class: 470 Men (two-person dinghy)
Sailor: Luke Patience / Stuart Bithell
Medal Race: 1pm (Nothe)
Target Time: 30 minutes
Fact: The Brits are second overall four points behind leaders Australia
Class: Elliott 6m (women’s match racing)
Sailor: Lucy Macgregor / Annie Lush / Kate Macgregor
Opponents: Russia (Ekaterina Skudina, Elena Syuzeva and Elena Oblova)
5-8 Sail off 1 v FRA: 12.05pm
5-8 Sail off 2 v FRA: 12.35pm
5-8 Sail off 3 v FRA: 1.05pm
5-8 Sail off 4 v FRA: 1.35pm
5-8 Sail off 5 v FRA: 2.05pm
Target Time: 18 minutes
Fact: The winner is the first to three points
Sunny and light winds in Weymouth, South East 5-7 knots for racing this afternoon. Racing can be started up to 6pm. If no racing is possible today the race will be resailed tomorrow.