LONDON 2012: Olympic Games – Sailing

The waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour play host to 10 exhilarating Sailing events.

Mastery over ever-changing conditions on open water requires skill and nerve, and both will be essential for competitors in the Sailing events at London 2012 over 14 days of competition.

It should offer plenty of excitement and drama in the beautiful but testing waters on the south coast of England.

Ten events will be contested at this London 2012, six for men and four for women in vessels from dinghies and keelboats to windsurfing boards. There are three disciplines – match racing, fleet racing and windsurfing.

With 24 gold medals since the 1900 Games, Great Britain is the most successful sailing nation in the world and Team GB are strong favourites to top the medal table for the fourth Games in a row.

Hopes are firmly pinned on one of Britain’s greatest ever Olympians, Ben Ainslie, who is chasing his fourth consecutive gold medal.

Great Britain team manager Stephen Park has set a target of four medals – but admits a podium finish is possible in all 10 events.

Ainslie won his sixth Finn world title in May, and other defending champions include Paul Goodison in the Laser class, and Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson in the Star.

Goodison will have his work cut out trying to deny Australia’s five-time world champion Tom Slingsby a gold medal.

Dutchwoman Lobke Berkhout is the most successful sailor in the history of the 470 class and the five-time world champion will be looking to improve on her silver in Beijing, alongside helm Lisa Westerhof.

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Sailing made its Olympic debut in Paris 1900 with both men’s and women’s competitions.

With the exception of St Louis 1904, the sport has appeared at every Olympic Games since.

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Often a difficult sport for newcomers to follow on television, each event consists of a series of races.

With the exception of the women’s Match Racing event, points in each race are awarded according to position: the winner gets one point, the second-placed finisher scores two, and so on.

The final race is called the medal race, for which points are doubled. Following the medal race, the individual or crew with the fewest total points is declared the winner.

CLICK HERE for full details on each of the sailing classes (via London 2012)

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Reports from the Olympic Sailing competition will feature prominently during the BBC’s daytime coverage throughout the Games.

All the races will screened live on one of the 24 dedicated BBC Olympics channels.

BBC TV
Reporter: Rob Walker
 
Commentators: Richard Simmonds, Leigh McMillan
 
Analyst: Shirley Robertson
 
BBC Radio
Commentators: Juliette Ferrington, Pippa Wilson
 
Full list of BBC Olympics TV presenters/commentators – CLICK HERE

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12:00 – Men’s Finn – Race 1
13:30 – Men’s Finn – Race 2
13:30 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Round Robin
13:35 – Men’s Star – Race 1
14:50 – Men’s Star – Race 2
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 11.50am-6.10pm
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12:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 1
12:00 – Men’s Laser – Race 1
12:05 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 1
12:45 – Men’s 49er – Race 2
13:15 – Men’s Laser – Race 2
13:20 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 2
14:00 – Men’s Finn – Race 3
14:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Round Robin
14:05 – Men’s Star – Race 3
15:15 – Men’s Finn – Race 4
15:20 – Men’s Star – Race 4
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 11.50am-6.10pm
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12:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 3
12:00 – Men’s RS-X – Race 1
12:00 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 3
12:05 – Men’s Star – Race 5
12:45 – Men’s 49er – Race 4
12:45 – Men’s RS-X – Race 2
13:20 – Men’s Star – Race 6
13:30 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Round Robin
14:00 – Men’s Laser – Race 3
14:00 – Women’s RS-X – Race 1
14:05 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 4
14:45 – Women’s RS-X – Race 2
15:15 – Men’s Laser – Race 4
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 11.50am-6.10pm
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12:00 – Men’s RS-X – Race 3
12:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 5
12:00 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 5
12:05 – Men’s Laser – Race 5
12:45 – Men’s RS-X – Race 4
12:45 – Men’s 49er – Race 6
13:15 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 6
13:20 – Men’s Laser – Race 6
14:00 – Women’s RS-X – Race 3
14:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Round Robin
14:45 – Women’s RS-X – Race 4
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 11.50am-6.10pm
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12:00 – Men’s Finn – Race 7
12:00 – Men’s 470 – Race 1
12:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 7
12:05 – Men’s Star – Race 7
12:45 – Men’s 49er – Race 8
13:15 – Men’s Finn – Race 8
13:20 – Men’s Star – Race 8
13:30 – Men’s 470 – Race 2
13:30 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Round Robin
14:00 – Women’s RS-X – Race 5
14:45 – Women’s RS-X – Race 6
16:00 – Men’s RS-X – Race 5
16:45 – Men’s RS-X – Race 6
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 11.50am-6.10pm
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12:00 – Men’s Finn – Race 9
12:00 – Men’s Laser – Race 7
12:00 – Women’s 470 – Race 1
12:05 – Men’s 470 – Race 3
12:05 – Men’s Star – Race 9
13:15 – Men’s Finn – Race 10
13:15 – Women’s 470 – Race 2
13:20 – Men’s 470 – Race 4
13:20 – Men’s Star – Race 10
13:30 – Men’s Laser – Race 8
13:30 – Men’s 49er – Race 9
13:35 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 7
14:15 – Men’s 49er – Race 10
14:50 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 8
15:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 11
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 11.50am-6.10pm
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12:00 – Men’s Laser – Race 9
12:00 – Women’s RS-X – Race 7
12:05 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 9
12:45 – Women’s RS-X – Race 8
13:15 – Men’s Laser – Race 10
13:20 – Women’s Laser Radial – Race 10
14:00 – Men’s 470 – Race 5
14:00 – Men’s RS-X – Race 7
14:00 – Women’s Elliot 6m – Round Robin
14:05 – Women’s 470 – Race 3
14:45 – Men’s RS-X – Race 8
15:15 – Men’s 470 – Race 6
15:20 – Women’s 470 – Race 4
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 11.50am-6.10pm
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12:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 12
12:00 – Women’s RS-X – Race 9
12:45 – Men’s 49er – Race 13
12:45 – Women’s RS-X – Race 10
13:00 – Men’s Star – MEDAL RACE
14:00 – Men’s Finn – MEDAL RACE
14:00 – Women’s 470 – Race 5
14:00 – Men’s RS-X – Race 9
14:45 – Men’s RS-X – Race 10
15:30 – Women’s 470 – Race 6
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 11.50am-6.30pm
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12:00 – Men’s 470 – Race 7
13:00 – Women’s Laser Radial – MEDAL RACE
13:15 – Men’s 470 – Race 8
14:00 – Men’s Laser – MEDAL RACE
15:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 14
15:45 – Men’s 49er – Race 15 
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 11.50am-6.30pm
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12:00 – Men’s 470 – Race 9
12:05 – Women’s 470 – Race 7
13:00 – Men’s RS-X – MEDAL RACE
13:15 – Men’s 470 – Race 10
13:20 – Women’s 470 – Race 8
14:00 – Women’s RS-X – MEDAL RACE
15:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 1
15:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 2
15:30 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 3
15:35 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 4
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 11.50am-6.35pm
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12:00 – Women’s 470 – Race 9
13:00 – Men’s 49er – MEDAL RACE
13:15 – Women’s 470 – Race 10
14:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 1
14:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 2
14:30 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 3
14:35 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 4
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 11.50am-6.20pm
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12:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Sail Off 5-8
12:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Sail Off 5-8
13:00 – Men’s 470 – MEDAL RACE
15:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Sail Off 7-8
15:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Sail Off 5-6
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 11.50am-6.20pm
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12:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Semi Final 1
13:00 – Women’s 470 – MEDAL RACE
14:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Semi Final 2
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 11.50am-6.20pm
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12:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Petite Final
13:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 11.50am-5.30pm
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