Jump to content


the Games of the XXX Olympiad - London 2012


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
195 replies to this topic

#101 sailman

sailman

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,314 posts

Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:14 PM

What are your thoughts on boxing? Sport or non-sport?

Boxing has its fair share of corruption, look at the Japan vs Azerbajan match, but it is not strictly by subjective judging if you knock out (KO or TKO) your opponent you win.

#102 Punani Jackson

Punani Jackson

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 653 posts

Posted 03 August 2012 - 04:43 PM


What are your thoughts on boxing? Sport or non-sport?

Boxing has its fair share of corruption, look at the Japan vs Azerbajan match, but it is not strictly by subjective judging if you knock out (KO or TKO) your opponent you win.


I agree Will. If there were no time limits imposed, or rounds in the case of boxing, there most definitely would be a winner and loser. Most other sports (or events if you will) that are subjective are 100% subjective. Boxing gets a pass in my eyes.

#103 Anthonyvop

Anthonyvop

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,157 posts

Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

What are your thoughts on boxing? Sport or non-sport?


Olympic Boxing is a sport as the points are awarded by the amount of punches landed not by judges subjectively deciding their force or who controls the match as it is in Pro Boxing. Of course there is still cheating and I would like to see it electronically scored like fencing.

#104 Punani Jackson

Punani Jackson

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 653 posts

Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:16 PM


What are your thoughts on boxing? Sport or non-sport?


Olympic Boxing is a sport as the points are awarded by the amount of punches landed not by judges subjectively deciding their force or who controls the match as it is in Pro Boxing. Of course there is still cheating and I would like to see it electronically scored like fencing.


It isn't quite that simple. While I understand your point regarding the force of the punch being irrelevant, what is relevant is whether or not a punch actually landed. If there was no subjectivity there would not be a need for five judges ringside; only one counting punches.

That said, I do still think Olympic Boxing is a sport.

#105 Radial Reality

Radial Reality

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 41 posts

Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:46 PM

So, like, is it only me that wonders what is happening to the US Team that was revamped over the last 4 years to produce lots of medals?
I'm still betting on Anna and maybe Amanda and Sarah if they keep current pace. Looks like Star can't make podium, unlikely for Radial and 49er... rest are sailing around in the 20's or so?
Wassup?

#106 Icedtea

Icedtea

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,644 posts

Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:35 PM

Annalise dropped to second today, and the one of our boxers got knocked out... have to say Irish Olympians have had better days

#107 cosmicsedso

cosmicsedso

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 772 posts

Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

[/quote]

So, diving and gymnastics aren't athletic contests and sailing a laser is?

Jeebers!
[/quote]

Athletic yes.....But not a sport.

Ballet takes lots of athletic skills but it isn't a sport.


Anything in which the results are decided solely on the OPINION of others is not a sport.
[/quote]

What are your thoughts on boxing? Sport or non-sport?
[/quote]

Non sport! Did you see the boxing match where one guy gets knocked down 3 or 4 times and needs the ref to hold him up while he gets his hand raised in victory?
Any activity decided by the OPINION of others is art, NOT sport!

#108 Cobra 524

Cobra 524

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 175 posts

Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:26 AM

..it'd make for an epic matchrace :)

With only two points separating and just under 20 points to the rest of the fleet it's match race time for Ben and Jonas. As long as they don't come 9th and 10th it's leader takes all.

Will Ben show some Oracle team 3 match racing skills?

#109 couchsurfer

couchsurfer

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,770 posts

Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:50 AM


..it'd make for an epic matchrace :)

With only two points separating and just under 20 points to the rest of the fleet it's match race time for Ben and Jonas. As long as they don't come 9th and 10th it's leader takes all.

Will Ben show some Oracle team 3 match racing skills?


...there's nothing to stop each of the other boats from taking on the match race challenge :)
...I'd be somewhat surprised if someone didn't :huh:

#110 DoRag

DoRag

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,919 posts

Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:58 PM


..it'd make for an epic matchrace :)

With only two points separating and just under 20 points to the rest of the fleet it's match race time for Ben and Jonas. As long as they don't come 9th and 10th it's leader takes all.

Will Ben show some Oracle team 3 match racing skills?



Yaaawwwwnnnnnn

No one cares about what Ben or Jonas do.

#111 J24_4208

J24_4208

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:25 PM

Annalise dropped to second today, and the one of our boxers got knocked out... have to say Irish Olympians have had better days

1st and 2nd are on 33 pts, 3rd and 4th on 34 pts - Annalise just has to win the medal race, or at least beat the other 3

#112 Penno

Penno

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 83 posts

Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

Laser Radial medal race is going to be Epic !!

#113 frostbit

frostbit

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 322 posts

Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:33 PM

Laser Radial medal race is going to be Epic !!


+1 rooting for Ireland and hoping for breeze and lumpy conditions.

#114 cosmicsedso

cosmicsedso

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 772 posts

Posted 04 August 2012 - 11:37 PM



..it'd make for an epic matchrace :)

With only two points separating and just under 20 points to the rest of the fleet it's match race time for Ben and Jonas. As long as they don't come 9th and 10th it's leader takes all.

Will Ben show some Oracle team 3 match racing skills?



Yaaawwwwnnnnnn

No one cares about what Ben or Jonas do.


‘No one’ asked me to tell you to stop talking about him without using emoticons. :) :) :)
Also, you do realise he is a foreigner??
I figure you don’t really understand sailing and the subtleties involved if you don’t care about the Jonas and Ben Race today.

Personally I can’t wait. It will be sensational.



#115 SW Sailor

SW Sailor

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,620 posts

Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:01 AM



..it'd make for an epic matchrace :)

With only two points separating and just under 20 points to the rest of the fleet it's match race time for Ben and Jonas. As long as they don't come 9th and 10th it's leader takes all.

Will Ben show some Oracle team 3 match racing skills?



Yaaawwwwnnnnnn

No one cares about what Ben or Jonas do.

Don't look now but your ignorance is showing.

Either that or your troll characteristics, which are well known.

Buzz off moron.



#116 NorCalLaser

NorCalLaser

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,105 posts

Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:09 PM



..it'd make for an epic matchrace :)

With only two points separating and just under 20 points to the rest of the fleet it's match race time for Ben and Jonas. As long as they don't come 9th and 10th it's leader takes all.

Will Ben show some Oracle team 3 match racing skills?



Yaaawwwwnnnnnn

No one cares about what Ben or Jonas do.

Post of the week! I personally have never heard of or met anyone that care what Ben or Jonas do.

Ps I wanna be like the 'rag when I grow up!

#117 DoRag

DoRag

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,919 posts

Posted 05 August 2012 - 11:44 PM




..it'd make for an epic matchrace :)

With only two points separating and just under 20 points to the rest of the fleet it's match race time for Ben and Jonas. As long as they don't come 9th and 10th it's leader takes all.

Will Ben show some Oracle team 3 match racing skills?



Yaaawwwwnnnnnn

No one cares about what Ben or Jonas do.

Post of the week! I personally have never heard of or met anyone that care what Ben or Jonas do.

Ps I wanna be like the 'rag when I grow up!


Could you tell us once again about how a LLC would avoid property taxes?

#118 albanyguy

albanyguy

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,596 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:43 AM

Laser Radial medal race is going to be Epic !!


Agreed but being slightly parochial I'm gonna enjoy the Laser men more coz we're finally gonna get a 2nd gold!!! Been a bit embarassing listening to the Kiwis go on about them having 3 golds v Oz 1.

Oh and hi DoRag Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image




#119 cosmicsedso

cosmicsedso

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 772 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:05 AM


Laser Radial medal race is going to be Epic !!


Agreed but being slightly parochial I'm gonna enjoy the Laser men more coz we're finally gonna get a 2nd gold!!! Been a bit embarassing listening to the Kiwis go on about them having 3 golds v Oz 1.

Oh and hi DoRag Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image




I cant hear no fat lady singing yet
Dont hex him


:) :)

#120 Sharpend

Sharpend

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 91 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:23 AM

who are the favorites in the 470?

easy - whoever Victor Kovalenko is coaching. This year (and last 2 olympics) Australia.

#121 cosmicsedso

cosmicsedso

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 772 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:47 AM


who are the favorites in the 470?

easy - whoever Victor Kovalenko is coaching. This year (and last 2 olympics) Australia.

Not quite. Athens 2004 was pretty lean and not just in 470's.
But Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page AUS are going along very nicely indeed. Malcolm is defending his 470 GOLD from Qingdao.
The GBR team is also performing really well and it is a very interesting competition.
Sailing is getting great publicity on the evening news tonight and no sign of a wild oat anywhere.
Go Tom Slingsby in the Laser today..

#122 Bill E Goat

Bill E Goat

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,716 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:08 AM


who are the favorites in the 470?

easy - whoever Victor Kovalenko is coaching. This year (and last 2 olympics) Australia.


A bit like Emmett Lazich is becoming in the 49'r - Danes in Sydney and Nathan in Bejing and London 49'rs and is a great bloke as well with a couple of his own world titles to his name

#123 richiec

richiec

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,181 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:21 AM

So - will Ray 'Rabbit's Warren be calling the Laser medal race tonight? Or will it be our world sailing authority, Mr 'lock-it-in' Eddy Maguire? Is it actually gonna be covered in full? Or will we cut to the horse-walking-around-the-square-doing-whatever they do, or maybe the synchronized swimming? Maybe we can run some repeats of our swimming Facebook/Twitter team going hard for bronze - or some ‘live updates of the Aussie rowers-gone-feral and smashing a few windows after chucking back a few too many cans of Carlsberg Extra Strong on their 'mad Monday'.

The coverage of the sailing at this Olympics has been completely shameful, at least here in Oz - and even more so on free-to-air. At least Fox has all the channels and has shown a bit of the action from Weymouth.

I mean, there are multiple world champions, across several classes (and the surprise packet of the Aussie women’s match racing team) - and we get nothin' in the news. Though hats off to Roger MacMillan from 'Australian Sailing' magazine (Yaffa) who has been doing a superb job with his daily updates and articles. I am already a subscriber to the mag - but if I wasn't, I would subscribe to it just on the strength of his commitment and reporting/coverage from Weymouth. Top work fella. Now, bring it on - Tommy in the Laser, bring on the good blokes in the 470, bring on the 49'er and those kooky boys from Lake Mac, bring on the chicks in the Elliot 6ss! Oi Oi Oi!

#124 richiec

richiec

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,181 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

PS - and well done to Sir Ben in the Finn and 'Gratis' to the Swedes in Star.

#125 TwoHeadsAreBetterThanOne

TwoHeadsAreBetterThanOne

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 269 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:48 AM

Great photo of Slingsby on front page of "The Australian" this morning, probably first time sailings ever made it there. No payTV so having to put up with free to air on 9. of course no indication of what time the race is on, just that it will be covered later tonight. sigh..... :-(

Two Heads

#126 dreadom

dreadom

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,471 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

So - will Ray 'Rabbit's Warren be calling the Laser medal race tonight? Or will it be our world sailing authority, Mr 'lock-it-in' Eddy Maguire? Is it actually gonna be covered in full? Or will we cut to the horse-walking-around-the-square-doing-whatever they do, or maybe the synchronized swimming? Maybe we can run some repeats of our swimming Facebook/Twitter team going hard for bronze - or some ‘live updates of the Aussie rowers-gone-feral and smashing a few windows after chucking back a few too many cans of Carlsberg Extra Strong on their 'mad Monday'.

The coverage of the sailing at this Olympics has been completely shameful, at least here in Oz - and even more so on free-to-air. At least Fox has all the channels and has shown a bit of the action from Weymouth.

I mean, there are multiple world champions, across several classes (and the surprise packet of the Aussie women’s match racing team) - and we get nothin' in the news. Though hats off to Roger MacMillan from 'Australian Sailing' magazine (Yaffa) who has been doing a superb job with his daily updates and articles. I am already a subscriber to the mag - but if I wasn't, I would subscribe to it just on the strength of his commitment and reporting/coverage from Weymouth. Top work fella. Now, bring it on - Tommy in the Laser, bring on the good blokes in the 470, bring on the 49'er and those kooky boys from Lake Mac, bring on the chicks in the Elliot 6ss! Oi Oi Oi!

Surely that dipshit from Queensland Karl Stefanovic will commentate the sailing?? He can regale us with his stories of winning the S2H.

#127 richiec

richiec

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,181 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 11:53 AM

I believe it's 11pm - AEST. According to the reporting from Roger MacMillan on his daily update... But you never know with Channel Nine.

#128 schakel

schakel

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,903 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:03 PM


Laser Radial medal race is going to be Epic !!


+1 rooting for Ireland and hoping for breeze and lumpy conditions.


Laser Radial Women Medal race started!

In general:
Lijia Xu and Marit Bouwnmeester share first place with 33 points
Annalise Murphy and Evi van Acker both have 34 points.

At Mark 2:
Xu, Bouwmeester and Allison Young from Gbr at 4 seconds.
Annalise Murphy and van Acker at 14 seconds in 9th and 10th position.

At mark 3:
XU first, Murphy second and van Acker 9 seconds behind on 4th
Fellow country woman Marit Bouwmeester at 8th position 16 seconds after Xu.

At mark 4:
Xu first Marit just 9 seconds behind her .
Murphy and van Acker 10 and 11 seconds behind Xu.

At mark 5:
Xu leading and fighting for gold with Marit who is 15 seconds behind
Murphu 16 seconds van Acker 24 seconds .
1 mark to go before finish.

At Finish:
XU won gold!
Marit silver
van Acker bronze

Well done Marit Bouwmeester.
Congratulations to Xu.

#129 frostbit

frostbit

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 322 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:40 PM



Laser Radial medal race is going to be Epic !!


+1 rooting for Ireland and hoping for breeze and lumpy conditions.


Laser Radial Women Medal race started!

In general:
Lijia Xu and Marit Bouwnmeester share first place with 33 points
Annalise Murphy and Evi van Acker both have 34 points.

At Mark 2:
Xu, Bouwmeester and Allison Young from Gbr at 4 seconds.
Annalise Murphy and van Acker at 14 seconds in 9th and 10th position.

At mark 3:
XU first, Murphy second and van Acker 9 seconds behind on 4th
Fellow country woman Marit Bouwmeester at 8th position 16 seconds after Xu.

At mark 4:
Xu first Marit just 9 seconds behind her .
Murphy and van Acker 10 and 11 seconds behind Xu.

At mark 5:
Xu leading and fighting for gold with Marit who is 15 seconds behind
Murphu 16 seconds van Acker 24 seconds .
1 mark to go before finish.

At Finish:
XU won gold!
Marit silver
van Acker bronze

Well done Marit Bouwmeester.
Congratulations to Xu.


Congratulations to the winners. Gutted for Murphy. She was brilliant in the first four races.

#130 ChiGuy

ChiGuy

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,484 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

Congratulations to the winners. Gutted for Murphy. She was brilliant in the first four races.


Yes, she seemed to be brilliant in breeze and chop... and a whiz upwind.

China drew a penalty on a run for kinetics... didn't seem to effect her though.

#131 J24_4208

J24_4208

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 12:59 PM

Annalise Murphy was great on the windward legs - rounded in 1st at mark 1, after benefiting from a leftie coming in on port. Same thing on the third windward, rounded 2nd. But she seemed slower on the down winds, and dropped back on each one.

#132 dreadom

dreadom

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,471 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Well there is a silver lining to Australia's poor showing in the pool; live coverage of sailing.

#133 J24_4208

J24_4208

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:21 PM

There's no way Slingsby is going to lose this one - Gold for sure - he's doing an "Ainslie" and sailing CYP to the back.

#134 J24_4208

J24_4208

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:27 PM

go Rasmus Myrgren - he deserves a medal after getting screwed in 2008 !!!

#135 J24_4208

J24_4208

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:32 PM

now SWE is matchracing CRO for the bronze

#136 dreadom

dreadom

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,471 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

Top Job.

#137 J24_4208

J24_4208

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:39 PM

gold - AUS
silver - CYP
bronze - SWE

#138 J24_4208

J24_4208

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 26 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:44 PM

AUS - only their second gold
CYP - their first ever medal in any Olympics

#139 Potter

Potter

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,304 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:45 PM

gold - AUS
silver - CYP
bronze - SWE

First ever Olympic medal for Cyprus I believe. At least according to his Mum watching from the hillside.
Brilliant sail from Slingsby.

#140 richiec

richiec

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,181 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:48 PM

You could hear the cheers from Gosford Sailing Club from here... Good work Aussie.

#141 onimod

onimod

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,139 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:51 PM

Very professional execution from TS - good job.

#142 schakel

schakel

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,903 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

470 men race 8 finished.

One point in difference in overall results between Mathew Belger, Malcolm Page Australia and Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell GB
three races to go.

Matchracing between Aus and Gbr for gold!
Attached File  Mathew+Belcher+2011+ISAF+Sailing+World+Championships+I5rHPgxNWb_l.jpg   81.15KB   5 downloads

470 women race 7 and 8 tommorrow
Hannah Mills, Saskia Clack GBR 18 points
Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie NZL 19 pnts
Lisa Westerhof, Lobke Berkhout NED 21 pnts
Gulia Conti,Giovanna Micol ITA 24 pnts


This is very close.

#143 huwp

huwp

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 304 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

Well done Tom.

Lets go the others, show those pricks from the pool how to win

#144 DoRag

DoRag

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,919 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

Very professional execution from TS - good job.


Very professional, indeed.

WTF?

#145 Wavedancer II

Wavedancer II

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 316 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:50 PM

gold - AUS
silver - CYP
bronze - SWE

There was a protest against SWE; does anybody know more?

#146 Sharpend

Sharpend

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 91 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

Congratulations to Tom.
That first leg was a masterclass in positioning and dinghy sailing.

#147 mustang__1

mustang__1

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 16,893 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

wow that poor guy from Cypress really got the screws turned on that race. Great match/teamracing moves by Slingsby but damn, that was harsh...

#148 DoRag

DoRag

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,919 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 03:47 PM

Congratulations to Tom.
That first leg was a masterclass in positioning and dinghy sailing.


Absolute "masterclass."

#149 knuckles

knuckles

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,048 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:10 PM

China drew a penalty on a run for kinetics... didn't seem to effect her though.


I saw a few minutes of one of the runs, and it looked like Xu was just rocking down the course without changing direction to catch waves/chop. Looked like either a blatant show of rocking, or the brain turning off for a little while and letting the boat do its own thing.

#150 l4k

l4k

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 33 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:35 PM


gold - AUS
silver - CYP
bronze - SWE

There was a protest against SWE; does anybody know more?


He was seen straightening his top section in the boat park. As it's supplied equipment, any repair must be authorised by the equipment inspection committee. He didn't have permission, so the EIC lodged a protest. It was found to be a low level offence, and a zero point DPI was given, so no impact on scores or medals.

#151 albanyguy

albanyguy

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,596 posts

Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:53 PM

wow that poor guy from Cypress really got the screws turned on that race. Great match/teamracing moves by Slingsby but damn, that was harsh...


Slingsby said that he did that coz the Cypriot had the silver in the bag and he wasn't going to let the gold slip this time so he covered him like glue. Sounds fair to me and if you, or anyone else here, were in the same position that'd definitely be the tactic to use. Awesome job Tom Slingsby.

Australian Sailing Team - the team that ACTUALLY delivers on its promises for Gold!!! B)

#152 Wavedancer II

Wavedancer II

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 316 posts

Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:02 AM



gold - AUS
silver - CYP
bronze - SWE

There was a protest against SWE; does anybody know more?


He was seen straightening his top section in the boat park. As it's supplied equipment, any repair must be authorised by the equipment inspection committee. He didn't have permission, so the EIC lodged a protest. It was found to be a low level offence, and a zero point DPI was given, so no impact on scores or medals.


Thanks! Initially, I was wondering whether SWE was going to loose his medal...

#153 Jiffy Reefer

Jiffy Reefer

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 56 posts

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:10 AM



gold - AUS
silver - CYP
bronze - SWE

There was a protest against SWE; does anybody know more?


He was seen straightening his top section in the boat park. As it's supplied equipment, any repair must be authorised by the equipment inspection committee. He didn't have permission, so the EIC lodged a protest. It was found to be a low level offence, and a zero point DPI was given, so no impact on scores or medals.

You could see in the last race the top third of his main wasn't setting correctly due to his top section having too much bend. Funny I noticed this - but it was obvious, none of the other lasers had their main looking like Sweden's.

#154 bruno

bruno

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,867 posts

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:14 AM

ahh nothing like a laser...

#155 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:49 AM

wow that poor guy from Cypress really got the screws turned on that race. Great match/teamracing moves by Slingsby but damn, that was harsh...

rubbish

we'll send you a box of tissues



#156 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:51 AM


He was seen straightening his top section in the boat park. As it's supplied equipment, any repair must be authorised by the equipment inspection committee. He didn't have permission, so the EIC lodged a protest. It was found to be a low level offence, and a zero point DPI was given, so no impact on scores or medals.

You could see in the last race the top third of his main wasn't setting correctly due to his top section having too much bend. Funny I noticed this - but it was obvious, none of the other lasers had their main looking like Sweden's.

was he straightening it or bending it?

made no difference in the standings, but can't you get a straight replacement, or does it pay to have a tad of pre-bend

#157 ojfd

ojfd

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 782 posts

Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:34 AM

was he straightening it or bending it?

made no difference in the standings, but can't you get a straight replacement, or does it pay to have a tad of pre-bend


Yeah, that Laser mast IS high-tech piece of engineering, isn't it?

As to the incident itself, I think it is silly - damned if you do, damned if you don't. Thankfully PC had common sense.

Protest No. 61
Event: Laser - Men
Race: 11
Protestor: Equipment Inspection Committee
Protestee:
SWE
Protest details: Rules: EIC 3.2 and 3.3

Facts found:
While in the quarantine area and shortly before being released to race in the Medal Race, SWE found that the top section of the mast was bent and he openly proceeded to straighten it. It is common practice in the class to straighten the top section of the mast at events with provided equipment, and Laser Class Rule 26 allows this. In addition, Laser Class Rule 5 prohibits sailing with a bent mast.
EIR 3.3 requires permission to be obtained before any repair is done on boats and equipment. SWE did not ask for permission and does not dispute the allegations.
The Equipment Inspection Committee representative stated that if permission for straightening the top section of the mast had been requested, permission would have been given or the top section replaced.

Conclusion:
By straightening the top section SWE complied with the Laser Class Rules but broke EIR 3.3 by not requesting advance permission. The International Jury considers this was a repair necessary to restore the top mast section to a sound and compliant condition.
The discretionary penalty for not requesting permission is level Band 1. The midpoint of Band 1 is 5%. There was no advantage gained. With mitigating circumstances the discretionary penalty is 0 points.

Rule(s) applicable:

EIR 3.3, Laser Class Rules 5 and 26, SI 40.2 and the DPI guidance document.

Decision:
A discretionary penalty under SI 40.2 was offered and accepted.
SWE is given a discretionary penalty of 0 points in the Medal Race.

Jury:
John Doerr, Marianne Middelthon, David Tillett, Jim Capron, David de Vries



#158 Bill E Goat

Bill E Goat

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,716 posts

Posted 07 August 2012 - 04:07 AM

It was mentioned somewhere that Slingsby's Laser in Qingdao was soft - any truth to this ?

World champion 2007
World champion 2008
23rd out of 43 at Qingdao 2008 no top 10 places
17th out of 160 2009 worlds
World champion 2010
World champion 2011
1st London 2012

#159 schakel

schakel

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,903 posts

Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:24 AM

470 men race 9 began:
Belger and Page from Australia first position on mark 1 and 2
Calabrese and La Fuente from Argentinia 2nd
Patience and Bithell GBR 6 th
Very steady ranking.

RSX medalrace
Dorian van Rijselberghe in RSX still convincingly at first place (Unless he breaks a leg, or something like that)
In race 10 he didn't even compete because he was so conviced
NIck Dempsey from GBR second 22 points behind Dorian
Toni Wilhelm from Germany 9 points behind Nick
Medalrace starts in an hour.

#160 Mexican

Mexican

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,615 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:56 AM

On the topic of Olympic sailing, there's been some discussion about how Phelps gets the chance to win 7 or 8 gold medals per Olympic games and Bolt could win 2 if he goes well in the 200m. There's been a bit of whinging that sailors only have the chance to win one, but is this really the case?

Would it be possible for an Olympic sailor to win more than one gold medal at an Olympic games?

There doesn't seem to be much overlap of events so could a sailor, male or female, step off their Laser and step onto a 470 and win both? Are there any constraints on entering only one event?

Mex

#161 xfinnsailor

xfinnsailor

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 11 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:08 AM

I have often wondered myself why there are so many swimming events or more specifically different strokes. For me the Olympics should be about being the fastest over a given distance whether it be in the pool or on the track. Logically then there should be only distance events in the pool and competitors use whatever means they want in the pool to cover that distance. Choose whatever stroke or combination of strokes, kicking, above or below the water - doesn't matter. The ONLY thing that should matter is who can get there the quickest! Not so many opportunities then to win medals.

Same thing for on the track - the notion of a walking race in the Olympics is just ridiculous. The prize should go to the quickest over the distance - if you want to walk then good luck to you.

While I'm having a rant - events requiring subjective judging should be out as well. I have nothing against sports like gymnastics but I don't think the Olympics is the appropriate stage for them. The Olympics should be all about who is the fastest, can jump the highest or throw the furthest not who is the most artistic based on subjective judging.

Rant over.

#162 Life Buoy 15

Life Buoy 15

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,872 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:56 AM

Or the girl with the biggest tits.

#163 albanyguy

albanyguy

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,596 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:19 AM

42 mins to start of the 49er Medal Race :)

#164 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

.
Aussie Golden Girls are through the match-race quarter final 3-1

that 2nd flight loss their only one this event (13-1)


-----------------------------------------------------------

Finland outed US' Tunnicliffe which sounds like a pommy name

and Team GB was eliminated by some other Nthn.Hemis. foreign country

#165 TeaDaemon

TeaDaemon

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 101 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:00 PM

.
Aussie Golden Girls are through the match-race quarter final 3-1

that 2nd flight loss their only one this event (13-1)


-----------------------------------------------------------

Finland outed US' Tunnicliffe which sounds like a pommy name

and Team GB was eliminated by some other Nthn.Hemis. foreign country


Team GB have protested the result of race 4 (the closest of close finishes). If they win, then they'll be through to the semi-finals instead of Russia. I was watching it on TV and if I'm honest, I simply couldn't say who was over the line first, it's a matter of an inch or two either way.

#166 The Main Man

The Main Man

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 673 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:27 PM


.
Aussie Golden Girls are through the match-race quarter final 3-1

that 2nd flight loss their only one this event (13-1)


-----------------------------------------------------------

Finland outed US' Tunnicliffe which sounds like a pommy name

and Team GB was eliminated by some other Nthn.Hemis. foreign country


Team GB have protested the result of race 4 (the closest of close finishes). If they win, then they'll be through to the semi-finals instead of Russia. I was watching it on TV and if I'm honest, I simply couldn't say who was over the line first, it's a matter of an inch or two either way.


Ooh, hadn't heard about that. Keeping fingers crossed!

#167 The Main Man

The Main Man

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 673 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:42 PM

Hmmm. Having just watched it I am not convinced. Stupid Question Time - does it have to be the hull over the line or any part (e.g. kite). That would be their only hope if valid. I should know this....

#168 RogerB

RogerB

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 7 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:41 PM

Well the result stands.........

So RUS through



Protest No. 69Event: Elliott 6m - WomenRace: 3Protestor: GBRProtestee: Race CommitteeProtest details: Rule C10Description:
Facts found:
The hearing of the request for redress was held under C6. RUS was invited to the hearing and was allowed to make submissions.

GBR produced video and photographic evidence. The video was shot at an angle below the actual finishing line, and a photo that was taken from an angle that does not allow an accurate sighting of the line.
GBR and RUS were approaching the finishing line on port tack with GBR overlapped to windward of RUS. Both boats bore away just before the finishing line. The spinnaker of RUS collapsed and the spinnaker of GBR was partially collapsed. The finish was very close.
The line was sighted by two race officers.
The bow of RUS was the first part of the two boats to cross the finishing line.
The Race Committee scored RUS as winner.
Conclusion:
The Race Committee made no error.Rule(s) applicable:
RRS 62, C6Decision:
Redress not given.Short decision:
Redress not given.Jury:
Jan Stage, Mats Bjorklund, Miguel Allen, Sally Burnett, Zofia Truchanowicz


#169 The Main Man

The Main Man

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 673 posts

Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:45 PM

Bugger.

#170 schakel

schakel

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,903 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:20 AM

470 men medalrace postponed because of 4 knots of wind

Belger and Page from Australia first ranking 18 points
Patience and Bithell GBR second ranking with 22 points
Calabrese and La Fuente from Argentinia third 57 points

If Australia stays in front of GBR they have the gold for sure. 4 points of a cushion.
Anyone want to bet? I'll eat my cat if Australia loses.

#171 akasideshow

akasideshow

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 614 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:52 AM

470 men medalrace postponed because of 4 knots of wind

Belger and Page from Australia first ranking 18 points
Patience and Bithell GBR second ranking with 22 points
Calabrese and La Fuente from Argentinia third 57 points

If Australia stays in front of GBR they have the gold for sure. 4 points of a cushion.
Anyone want to bet? I'll eat my cat if Australia loses.


anyone know of the length of potential delay / forecast etc?

coverage saying it starts at 1500 local time is this accurate?

#172 The Main Man

The Main Man

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 673 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:10 PM


470 men medalrace postponed because of 4 knots of wind

Belger and Page from Australia first ranking 18 points
Patience and Bithell GBR second ranking with 22 points
Calabrese and La Fuente from Argentinia third 57 points

If Australia stays in front of GBR they have the gold for sure. 4 points of a cushion.
Anyone want to bet? I'll eat my cat if Australia loses.


anyone know of the length of potential delay / forecast etc?

coverage saying it starts at 1500 local time is this accurate?


May even end up tomorrow if the forecast is accurate. Speaking personally I hope so as I am there tomorrow! (assuming the same thing doesn't happen again of course ;) )

#173 Pillow

Pillow

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 149 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:17 PM



470 men medalrace postponed because of 4 knots of wind

Belger and Page from Australia first ranking 18 points
Patience and Bithell GBR second ranking with 22 points
Calabrese and La Fuente from Argentinia third 57 points

If Australia stays in front of GBR they have the gold for sure. 4 points of a cushion.
Anyone want to bet? I'll eat my cat if Australia loses.


anyone know of the length of potential delay / forecast etc?

coverage saying it starts at 1500 local time is this accurate?


May even end up tomorrow if the forecast is accurate. Speaking personally I hope so as I am there tomorrow! (assuming the same thing doesn't happen again of course ;) )

Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth
"A shoal of plump grey mullet cruise in the crystal clear water just off the slipway at the Olympic sailing venue. TV crews lounge in the shade. The boat park is virtually empty, except for the 10 becalmed 470s waiting for the medal race.

"The light winds that caused the postponement flag show glimpses - now and then - of more breath, like a sleeper exhaling forecfully before returning to silent slumber. Ripples of wavelets spread across the water and then disappear.

"Forecasters say there will be enough breeze to race later, it just depends on a stable direction. For now, it is just too shifty on the medal-race course. The wait goes on."

#174 akasideshow

akasideshow

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 614 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:23 PM




470 men medalrace postponed because of 4 knots of wind

Belger and Page from Australia first ranking 18 points
Patience and Bithell GBR second ranking with 22 points
Calabrese and La Fuente from Argentinia third 57 points

If Australia stays in front of GBR they have the gold for sure. 4 points of a cushion.
Anyone want to bet? I'll eat my cat if Australia loses.


anyone know of the length of potential delay / forecast etc?

coverage saying it starts at 1500 local time is this accurate?


May even end up tomorrow if the forecast is accurate. Speaking personally I hope so as I am there tomorrow! (assuming the same thing doesn't happen again of course ;) )

Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth
"A shoal of plump grey mullet cruise in the crystal clear water just off the slipway at the Olympic sailing venue. TV crews lounge in the shade. The boat park is virtually empty, except for the 10 becalmed 470s waiting for the medal race.

"The light winds that caused the postponement flag show glimpses - now and then - of more breath, like a sleeper exhaling forecfully before returning to silent slumber. Ripples of wavelets spread across the water and then disappear.

"Forecasters say there will be enough breeze to race later, it just depends on a stable direction. For now, it is just too shifty on the medal-race course. The wait goes on."


cheers
another long night ahead for us in ozland it seems
at least i've got tomorrow off Posted Image

#175 cosmicsedso

cosmicsedso

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 772 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:28 PM





470 men medalrace postponed because of 4 knots of wind

Belger and Page from Australia first ranking 18 points
Patience and Bithell GBR second ranking with 22 points
Calabrese and La Fuente from Argentinia third 57 points

If Australia stays in front of GBR they have the gold for sure. 4 points of a cushion.
Anyone want to bet? I'll eat my cat if Australia loses.


anyone know of the length of potential delay / forecast etc?

coverage saying it starts at 1500 local time is this accurate?


May even end up tomorrow if the forecast is accurate. Speaking personally I hope so as I am there tomorrow! (assuming the same thing doesn't happen again of course ;) )

Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth
"A shoal of plump grey mullet cruise in the crystal clear water just off the slipway at the Olympic sailing venue. TV crews lounge in the shade. The boat park is virtually empty, except for the 10 becalmed 470s waiting for the medal race.

"The light winds that caused the postponement flag show glimpses - now and then - of more breath, like a sleeper exhaling forecfully before returning to silent slumber. Ripples of wavelets spread across the water and then disappear.

"Forecasters say there will be enough breeze to race later, it just depends on a stable direction. For now, it is just too shifty on the medal-race course. The wait goes on."


cheers
another long night ahead for us in ozland it seems
at least i've got tomorrow off Posted Image


It will be worth it.

The GBR team is a bit heavier so I wouldnt mind them racing right now

#176 Activator

Activator

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 107 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:33 PM




470 men medalrace postponed because of 4 knots of wind

Belger and Page from Australia first ranking 18 points
Patience and Bithell GBR second ranking with 22 points
Calabrese and La Fuente from Argentinia third 57 points

If Australia stays in front of GBR they have the gold for sure. 4 points of a cushion.
Anyone want to bet? I'll eat my cat if Australia loses.


anyone know of the length of potential delay / forecast etc?

coverage saying it starts at 1500 local time is this accurate?


May even end up tomorrow if the forecast is accurate. Speaking personally I hope so as I am there tomorrow! (assuming the same thing doesn't happen again of course ;) )

Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth
"A shoal of plump grey mullet cruise in the crystal clear water just off the slipway at the Olympic sailing venue. TV crews lounge in the shade. The boat park is virtually empty, except for the 10 becalmed 470s waiting for the medal race.

"The light winds that caused the postponement flag show glimpses - now and then - of more breath, like a sleeper exhaling forecfully before returning to silent slumber. Ripples of wavelets spread across the water and then disappear.

"Forecasters say there will be enough breeze to race later, it just depends on a stable direction. For now, it is just too shifty on the medal-race course. The wait goes on."


"It's just too shifty on the medal course" I'm sure the preceeding competitors from the medal races would agree with that!

#177 The Main Man

The Main Man

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 673 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

Latest from the Beeb:

Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing at Weymouth
"Whispers of a sea breeze swirl around the sailing venue in Portland. The postponement flag for the Elliott match-racing comes down, meaning there will be racing soon, but no timescale as yet. When they go out, GB will take on France and USA will race Netherlands in the 5th-8th place sail-off. The 470 postponement flag still flying for now."

#178 (p)Irate

(p)Irate

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,175 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

On the topic of Olympic sailing, there's been some discussion about how Phelps gets the chance to win 7 or 8 gold medals per Olympic games and Bolt could win 2 if he goes well in the 200m. There's been a bit of whinging that sailors only have the chance to win one, but is this really the case?

Would it be possible for an Olympic sailor to win more than one gold medal at an Olympic games?

There doesn't seem to be much overlap of events so could a sailor, male or female, step off their Laser and step onto a 470 and win both? Are there any constraints on entering only one event?

Mex

To win his 100 m gold Usain Bolt had to compete for a maximum of 30 seconds. One heat, semi, and final.

Tom Slingsby had to sail 10 races plus the medal race. Approx 11 hours of competition for gold.

There is an inconsistency here but big questions as to how to solve it.

#179 Bill E Goat

Bill E Goat

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,716 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:36 PM

Have any of the IOC aka Illuminati of C**ts appeared

#180 SPORTSCAR

SPORTSCAR

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,649 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:40 PM


On the topic of Olympic sailing, there's been some discussion about how Phelps gets the chance to win 7 or 8 gold medals per Olympic games and Bolt could win 2 if he goes well in the 200m. There's been a bit of whinging that sailors only have the chance to win one, but is this really the case?

Would it be possible for an Olympic sailor to win more than one gold medal at an Olympic games?

There doesn't seem to be much overlap of events so could a sailor, male or female, step off their Laser and step onto a 470 and win both? Are there any constraints on entering only one event?

Mex

To win his 100 m gold Usain Bolt had to compete for a maximum of 30 seconds. One heat, semi, and final.

Tom Slingsby had to sail 10 races plus the medal race. Approx 11 hours of competition for gold.

There is an inconsistency here but big questions as to how to solve it.


It's OK, Tommy can't run for shit and the U-Bolt can't sail.
How many races will the winner of the Women's Match Racing have to sail? Now that's a marathon event! Go The Sheilas!!!

#181 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

Sport at the sailing in Weymouth

"A shoal of plump grey mullet cruise in the crystal clear water just off the slipway at the Olympic sailing venue.



pommy pedos ?
Posted Image



#182 The Main Man

The Main Man

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 673 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:01 PM

Don't think anything's going to happen today folks:

Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing in Weymouth
"The Elliott 6m match-racing boats have been called back in, having been bobbing about on the mill pond for a good while. There is insufficient stable wind for racing to go ahead. This, apparently, does not yet mean racing is cancelled for the day. The 470 class are still on shore and their medal race looks unlikely. The final cut-off will be 1630 BST, otherwise it will go into tomorrow."

#183 The Main Man

The Main Man

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 673 posts

Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:47 PM

Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at the sailing at Weymouth
"And that's, finally, that. Racing has now been called off for the day in Weymouth because of the lack of puff. The men's 470 medal race will be held at 12:00 BST on Friday before the women's 470 medal race. Match-racing will also resume then, weather permitting."

All over - roll on tomorrow!

#184 albanyguy

albanyguy

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,596 posts

Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:10 PM

And that'll be Olympic Gold Medal No.3 for the Australian Sailing Team :D
Just a little bit happy about that.

#185 dorydude

dorydude

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 948 posts

Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

Kiwi chicks take out 470 GOLD!!!

#186 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:47 PM

Womens Match semi-final drama, course has been pulled, but may move in to Portland Hbr

http://www.matchraci...ymouth-regatta/

Semi Final 1
' Sheilas ' Posted Image 0-1 1
Silja LehtinenPosted Image 1-0 1

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Semi Final 2
Tamara EchegoyenPosted Image 0-1 1

Ekaterina SkudinaPosted Image 1-0 1

#187 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:53 PM

if no breeze eventuates

" For those of you who need the rule number, it's Appendix C, 11.2 which says that a knock-out series tie (i.e. 1-1 and no more racing) will be decided by the most recent Round Robin. "

#188 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

3rd race eventually got away less than 1/2 hour to the cutoff
a knockout race for both sides of the Semi at 1-1 respectively

AUS and ESP go thru

tomorrow two go in, one comes out

Posted Image


#189 JustDroppingBy

JustDroppingBy

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,576 posts

Posted 11 August 2012 - 06:44 PM

Should be some great footage of Olivia swimming in record time back to the boat

#190 cosmicsedso

cosmicsedso

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 772 posts

Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:58 AM

Well, that all turned out rather well!

#191 Winever

Winever

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,162 posts

Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:01 PM

Here are the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators
during the Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:


1. Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw
her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing."

2. Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse and I speak
from personal experience since I once mounted her mother."

3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially
my mother and father."

4. Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some
deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious."

5. Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we
can expect the same thing again."

6. Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't
like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."

7. At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife
of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew."

8. Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like
they've got eleven Dicks on the field."

9. Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is
that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them...
Oh my God, what have I just said?"


Cheers, Win ever.


#192 gimmee

gimmee

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 388 posts

Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:28 PM

Here are the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators
during the Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:


1. Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw
her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing."

2. Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse and I speak
from personal experience since I once mounted her mother."

3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially
my mother and father."

4. Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some
deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious."

5. Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we
can expect the same thing again."

6. Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't
like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."

7. At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife
of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew."

8. Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like
they've got eleven Dicks on the field."

9. Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is
that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them...
Oh my God, what have I just said?"


Cheers, Win ever.


Brilliant ! Although the London closing celebration was an exact copy of the Sydney script, the Brits failed to have any home grown comedians spoofing their games whereas Sydney had Roy and HG and Brian Clark et al who were hilarious as they covered each daily event. Thankfully the above post is all we have to laugh at, but then in the now politically correct Britain, it seems any denigrating humour banned !

#193 NorCalLaser

NorCalLaser

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,105 posts

Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:43 AM

Men's Match Racing
Ladies Match Racing
Laser (Men)
Laser Radial (Women)
Men's 2 Person Multihull
Women's 2 Person Multihull
Men's 2 Person Skiff
Women's 2 Person Skiff
Mixed Kiteboard
Mixed Fleet racing / Sportboats ie- U20 or M24 or similar

#194 TD Floater

TD Floater

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,837 posts

Posted 28 August 2012 - 12:54 PM

and if you are over 80kg, go ummmm, not sailing.

#195 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:08 PM

  • Country: Australia
  • Sport: Sailing
  • Height: 6'1" / 1.85m
  • Weight: 183 lbs / 83.0 kg
  • Born: 9/5/1984

guess who


Gold

#196 GybeSet®

GybeSet®

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 22,061 posts

Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:10 PM

  • Country: Australia
  • Sport: Sailing
  • Height: 6'1" / 1.85m
  • Weight: 176 lbs / 79.8 kg
  • Born: 5/23/1988

Gold