by Craig Heydon
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen will hit the water to add to Australia’s gold medal tally on Wednesday. The pair take an unassailable lead into the final 49er race, needing to just finish to snag the gold.
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) competing in the Men’s Skiff (49er) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Australia’s Women’s Match Racers are currently locked one-all in their quarterfinal with the Dutch with the semifinalists to be decided on Wednesday. Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell will be pushing hard to improve their in the 470 women’s fleet ahead of Friday’s medal race. Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have the day off before their medal race.
Australian Results from Tuesday:
470 men – Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page – 1/1 – 18 points – First overall
470 women – Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell – 9/14 – 63 points – Ninth overall
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty – One all with the Netherlands in their quarterfinal
Aussies in action on Wednesday:
49er – Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen – Medal Race, 1pm
470 women – Elise Rechichi and Belinda Stowell – Races 9/10, 12pm
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty – Quarterfinal, 2pm
Weather for Wednesday: Chance of a morning shower then fine, partly cloudy. WSW winds 06/10 knots. Max: 18C