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SCUTTLEBUTT 2664 - Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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Qingdao, China (August 19, 2008; Day Eleven) The Laser and Laser Radial
completed their medal races, and despite the light winds, the race leaders
that entered the finale were able to retain their grasp on the gold. In the
Laser Radial, ISAF #1 ranked American Anna Tunnicliffe rallied after a
decision to re-start, climbed back into gold on the second (and final) beat,
and held her advantage on the run. Paul Goodison (GBR), whose credentials
include being 4-time European champion, a training partner for the Sydney
Games, and then finishing fourth in Athens, he assured his position by match
racing his closest rival into last for the race… and ultimately out of the
medal picture. Read below “HOW THE MEDAL WAS WON” for their medal race

The RS:X Men and Women completed their final race of the opening series, and
now proceed to their medal race on Wednesday. The weather forecast (read
below) is calling for very light winds, which will mean their finale will
either be an “Air Rowing” contest with non-stop pumping, or will be delayed
for the better conditions predicted for Thursday. The Star and Tornado
failed to complete any races today, and now have three on the schedule for
Wednesday. Regardless of how many races these fleets complete, the top ten
at the close of Wednesday will advance to their medal race on Thursday.

The remaining protests in the 49er medal race have been dismissed, and the
final results stand as published. However, rumors persist that the Spanish
and Italian sailing federations may push the case to the Court of
Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland. With the RS:X Men and Women
proceeding to their medal race, the windsurfers will be the featured events
for television coverage on Wednesday, August 20th.

> ISAF reports:
> US reports:
> Canadian reports:
> NBC sailing microsite:

Final Results **
Laser (43 entrants)
1. GBR, Paul Goodison, (15)-2-15-1-9-7-1-4-6-9/18, 63
2. SLO, Vasilij Zbogar, (24)-4-14-6-2-11-18-1-11-2/4, 71
3. ITA, Diego Romero, 6-3-5-(36)-10-15-11-9-10-3/6, 75
4. POR, Gustavo Lima, 5-8-3-(27)-17-6-16-8-3-5/10, 76
5. NZL, Andrew Murdoch, 2-5-(40)-20-24-5-5-17-1-2, 81
9. CAN, Michael Leigh, 13-23-26-5-4-3-(28)-2-19-14, 109
21. ISV, Thomas Barrows, III, 20-28-20-24-26-(31)-15-10-21, 164
25. USA, Andrew Campbell, 14-18-1-26-32-(BFD/44)-8-DSQ/44-31, 174

Laser Radial (28 entrants)
1. USA, Anna Tunnicliffe, 4-5-6-5-6-3-(15)-2-2-2/4, 37
2. LTU, Gintare Volungeviciute, 3-13-8-1-1-4-(21)-6-4-1/2, 42
3. CHN, Lijia Xu, (24)-3-10-6-5-2-1-11-6-3/6, 50
4. AUS, Sarah Blanck, 6-11-7-(19)-4-12-8-1-5-4/8, 54
5. FRA, Sarah Steyaert, 11-1-21-3-(BFD/29)-1-3-10-11-8/16, 77
13. MEX, Tania Elias Calles Wolf, 27-25-(DNF/29)-13-15-16-7-3-1, 107
17. CAN, Lisa Ross, 16-23-13-11-7-9-(OCS/29)-25-7, 111

470 Men (29 entrants)
1. AUS, Nathan Wilmot/Malcolm Page, 4-7-3-3-3-4-5-(16)-3-10-1/2, 44
2. GBR, Nick Rogers/Joe Glanfield, 19-5-1-4-9-6-20-(OCS/30)-2-3-3/6, 75
3. FRA, Nicolas Charbonnier/Olivier Bausset,6-3-8-1-6-18-3-14-7-(20)-6/12,78
4. NED, Sven Coster/Kalle Coster, 11-(15)-12-2-8-15-2-8-4-2-7/14, 78
5. ESP, Onan Barreiros/Aaron Sarmiento, 8-2-6-9-13-13-13-4-11-(18)-4/8, 79
13. USA, Stuart McNay/Graham Biehl, 26-12-(OCS/30)-17-15-1-4-1-6-23, 105
29. CAN, Locas/Bone, 25-25-(OCS/30)-20-23-22-(OCS/30)-18-26-16, 205

470 Women (19 entrants)
1. AUS, Elise Rechichi/Tessa Parkinson, 2-2-4-1-(9)-4-2-5-3-2-9/18, 43
2. NED, Marcelien De Koning/Lobke Berkhout,3-1-9-5-2-2-10-7-4-(16)-5/10,53
3. BRA, Fernanda Oliveira/Isabel Swan, 11-(16)-5-10-7-6-6-2-7-4-1/2, 60
4. ISR, Nike Kornecki/Vered Buskila, 8-13-1-2-8-(19)-3-1-11-15-2/4, 66
5. ITA, Giulia Conti/Giovanna Micol, 14-7-6-3-6-11-4-(19)-12-6-3/6, 75
12. USA, Amanda Clark/Sarah Mergenthaler, 12-12-10-14-4-(17)-7-6-17-7, 89

Finn (26 entrants)
1. GBR, Ben Ainslie, (10)-1-4-1-1-10-2-1/2, 23
2. USA, Zach Railey, 2-5-2-2-7-8-7-(19)-6/12, 45
3. FRA, Guillaume Florent, 5-8-20-3-4-6-4-(21)-4/8, 58
4. SWE, Daniel Birgmark, 14-(17)-1-6-12-3-3-5-7/14, 58
5. CAN, Christopher Cook, 8-3-7-10-(23)-5-15-3-8/16, 67

Yngling (15 entrants)
1. GBR, Sarah Ayton/Sarah Webb/Pippa Wilson, 2-3-4-(7)-4-2-2-5-1/2, 24
2. NED, Mandy Mulder/Annemieke Bes/Merel Witteveen,9-1-2-(13)-1-5-4-1-4/8,31
3. GRE, Bekatorou/Papadopoulou/Kravarioti, 10-12-9-3-2-(16/OCS)-3-3-3/6, 48
4. GER,Ulrike Schuemann/Ute Hoepfner/Julia Bleck,8-7-7-11-11-3-5-(13)-2/4,56
5. FRA, Anne Le Helley/ Lepesant/ Gerecht, 4-(15)-1-14-5-10-10-2-5/10, 56
7.USA,Sally Barkow/Carolyn Howe/Deborah Capozzi,(14)-2-8-5-6-11-1-10-9/18,61
13. CAN, Jennifer Provan/Henderson/Abbott, 5-4-10-(15)-9-12-11-15, 66

49er (19 entrants)
1. DEN, Jonas Warrer/Martin Kirketerp Ibsen,
2-4-(10)-4-2-3-4-2-9-2-7-8-7/14, 61
2. ESP, Lizarduy/Gaztañaga, 1-10-17-2-(OCS/20)-5-7-10-3-4-1-2-1/2, 64
3. GER, Jan-Peter Peckolt/Hannes Peckolt,(15)-6-11-6-3-2-2-12-4-5-4-7-2/4,66
4. ITA, Pietro Sibello/Gianfranco Sibello,3-9-1-1-6-9-3-8-12-(17)-3-3-4/8,66
5.AUS, Nathan Outteridge/Ben Austin,(DSQ/20)-1-7-3-1-1-6-4-6-12-2-18-6/12,73
6. USA, Tim Wadlow/Christopher Rast, 5-14-15-(16)-5-10-1-1-1-3-8-4-DNF/22,89
14. CAN, Gordon Cook/Ben Remocker, 13-12-13-10-7-6-16-16-10-(18)-15-16, 134

** Final results include a medal race for entrants in the top ten. Both
medal race position and points are shown (position/points).

Current Results
RS:X Men (35 entrants)
1. FRA, Julien Bontemps, (13)-1-5-4-10-8-2-10-2-3, 45
2. GBR, Nick Dempsey, 11-9-3-2-1-7-(17)-5-3-5, 46
3. NZL, Tom Ashley, 4-7-7-1-5-5-3-6-8-(32), 46
4. ISR, Shahar Zubari, 1-3-1-3-17-6-(19)-18-1-4, 54
5. BRA, Ricardo Santos, 12-6-13-7-6-3-6-7-5-(33), 65
17. MEX, David Mier y Teran, 16-5-17-6-12-(29)-23-21-4-25, 129
23. CAN, Zachary Plavsic, 23-25-22-21-(30)-12-26-12-29-11, 181
26. USA, Ben Barger, 21-22-24-26-26-(32)-25-17-25-31. 217

RS:X Women (27 entrants)
1. CHN, Jian Yin, 1-1-1-3-3-(13)-7-8-8-1, 33
2. ITA, Alessandra Sensini, 6-2-9-1-(DSQ/28)-3-2-2-5-8, 38
3. GBR, Bryony Shaw, 4-3-11-6-(OCS/28)-6-5-3-1-2, 41
4. AUS, Jessica Crisp, 2-4-3-8-1-8-9-(14)-6-5, 46
5. ESP, Marina Alabau, 3-5-5-2-5-(11)-8-5-4-9, 46
17. CAN, Nikola Girke, 11-14-13-14-12-15-13-(DNF/28)-18-15, 125
23. MEX, Demita Vega, 23-21-25-25-17-21-20-19-19-(26), 190
26. USA, Nancy Rios, 25-24-22-26-24-27-(DNF/28)-DNF/28-26-22, 224

Star (16 entrants)
1. SWE, Fredrik Loof/Anders Ekstrom, 1-4-(15)-3-6-1-8, 23
2. GBR, Iain Percy/Andrew Simpson, 7-(13)-3-5-8-2-1, 26
3. FRA, Xavier Rohart/Pascal Rambeau, 12-1-5-4-7-6-9, 32
4. POL, Mateusz Kusznierewicz/Dominik Zycki, 5-6-8-2-(10)-9-3, 33
5. GER, Marc Pickel/Ingo Borkowski, 2-(14)-1-8-3-8-14, 36
12. USA, John Dane/Austin Sperry, 8-2-4-12-15-15-(16), 56

Tornado (15 entrants)
1. ESP, Fernando Echavarri/Anton Paz Blanco, 1-6-1-4-7-(13)-1, 20
2. AUS, Darren Bundock/Glenn Ashby, 5-4-3-1-5-(9)-2, 20
3. GRE, Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis, 2-5-(12)-7-2-12-4, 32
4. ARG, Santiago Lange/Carlos Espínola, (13)-1-1-12-4-6-9, 33
5. ITA, Francesco Marcolini/Edoardo Bianchi, (15)-9-4-2-8-4-6, 33
8. CAN, Oskar Johansson/Kevin Stittle, 8-3-9-9-1-(15)-11, 41
14. USA, John Lovell/Charles Ogletree, 14-12-7-11-12-14-(15), 70
Complete results:

* RACE SCHEDULE: The Star and Tornado events were unable to complete any
races on Tuesday, and now have three races scheduled on Wednesday in an
attempt to complete their full allotment of ten open races before advancing
to their medal race on Thursday. Here is the plan for Wednesday, August
Course A: 1300 - RS:X men and women (medal race)
Course E: 1100 - Star and Tornado (3 races each)

* WEATHER FORECAST - Qingdao Olympic Venue: For Wednesday, August 20th, both
weather models are in agreement, calling for around 5 knots from the SE all
day. The outlook for Thursday is 15 knots, and if needed, Friday is 20
knots! An archive of the maps/graphs from each day are at - to get the animated
hour by hour forecast map images, sign up for free worldwide forecasts at

* RACE WATCHING: For television and online viewers, the event has advanced
to the medal races, and it is only these races that will compete on Course
A, which is the featured course for coverage. The RS:X Men and Women will
have their medal race on Wednesday. Racing is scheduled to be completed on
Thursday, August 21st, though Friday and Saturday are available as reserve
days if needed.
> U.S. viewing schedule:
> Canadian viewing schedule:

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* LASER RADIAL - by Gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe: My race today wasn’t
easy and I’m sure I caused some heart-stopping moments for all the American
supporters who crowded the breakwater along the right hand side of the
course. Overall, it was a pretty stressful race. The breeze was light and
shifty, from the northwest. I got out there early to watch the Men’s Laser
Medal Race and see what I could learn.

“For our race, the fleet crowded the weather end of the line and I heard at
least one boat called over early as we started. I was right next to her and
I wasn’t going to take any chances so I went back too, along with a couple
of other boats. After that I had a tough first beat and when I rounded the
weather mark there were only two boats behind me. Then I lost another boat
on the run which put me in ninth place. At this point, the third-placed boat
was winning the Gold and all I could expect was the Bronze Medal.” -- Read

* LASER - by Andy Rice, SailJuice: Today Paul Goodison won his gold medal
from the back of the fleet, finishing in 9th place having pegged back his
only threat - Sweden's Rasmus Myrgren - to 10th and last place. Having gone
into the Medal Race in silver medal position, Myrgren came out with nothing.
6th place was no consolation.

It was a cruel, cruel ending for Sweden, who need every medal they can get.
Goodison felt sorry for Myrgren, but not sorry for what he had done. "I feel
sorry for him, but that's just sport. You have to do what you have to do."
Having missed bronze by a single point in Athens four years ago, Goodison
has personal experience of the pain Myrgren must be feeling tonight.

Asked by a national newspaper journalist if it was really necessary to have
been so ruthless, Goodison shrugged: "If you don't understand about sailing
it's a bit tricky, but I'm sure anyone who knows about sailing will
understand." As to whether the Medal Race format should change to prevent
such injustices? "It's not really for me to decide, it's down to ISAF, they
introduced the Medal Race to try to solve that, but I don't think it's
worked out quite as they wished." -- Read on:

=> Curmudgeon’s Comment: This medal race tactic is getting familiar, as the
470 Women Elise Rechichi/Tessa Parkinson (AUS) used it to secure their gold,
and Finn gold medalist Ben Ainslie was using it against American Zach Railey
in their medal race that was abandoned. The irony is that if Myrgren was a
point further back going into the medal race, Goodison would have been
guaranteed the gold, and would have left Myrgren alone to compete for the
silver medal that he held going into the finale.

Here are the countries that currently have entrants in the top three:
Great Britain - 7
France - 4
Australia - 3
China - 2
Greece - 2
Netherlands - 2
Italy - 2
Spain - 2
United States - 2
Brazil - 1
Denmark - 1
Germany - 1
Lithuania - 1
New Zealand - 1
Slovenia - 1
Sweden - 1

Looking back through Olympic history, the 1996 Olympics is when parity
kicked in. For that event, 22 countries medaled in sailing, where prior to
that the high was 14. The British invasion kicked in for the next quad when
they won five medals in 2000, a feat repeated in 2004. Prior to that, they
had typically come away with one or two medals. What is the all-time high
medal haul from the Olympics? The USA gathered nine medals at the 1992 Games
in Barcelona, Spain, with the previous mark also set by the Americans in
1984 when they received seven medals in Los Angeles. If the British are to
pull seven medals in China, what can we expect from them in 2012 when the
Olympic sailing event is held at their home base? Here are some links from
the 2004 Olympic Games:
> Medal Count:
> Photos:

* What do today's two Laser gold medallists - Paul Goodison and Anna
Tunnicliffe - have in common, other than the obvious point that they sail
the same type of boat with different sized sails? They were born less than
13 miles apart, in the centre of England, about as far from the sea as you
can get. Britain's Goodison is a Rotherham lad, and the USA's Tunnicliffe
was born in Doncaster. The other singlehanded dinghy gold medallist from
Qingdao, Ben Ainslie, was born less than 50 miles away in Macclesfield. Even
now, pushy Optimist parents are planning on relocating from the south coast
to make sure their children grow up in the golden triangle in this
landlocked part of northern England. -- Andy Rice, SailJuice,

* When the Danish 49er team broke their mast before the medal race, they
borrowed the boat of the Croatians, which was in the boat park as they had
not qualified. By the time the Danes returned to the course area, the fleet
had already started, and the rules require that all boats complete their
start within four minutes of the actual start time. How close were the Danes
from missing the start, and ultimately the gold medal? Three seconds.

* The US Flying Dutchman representative in the 1960 Olympics, Harry Sindle,
was recently honored as a new lifetime member of the Buccaneer Class
Association. Sindle, who was six time Flying Dutchman National Champion and
gold medalist at the 1959 Pan Am Games, was hailed for his contributions to
the class. Sindle is a three time Buccaneer National Champion, four time
chairman of the Buccaneer National Championships, former builder of the
Buccaneer sail boat and author of the Buccaneer rigging and handling guide.
-- Complete report:

by Bob Fisher, Sail World
There are moans to be heard throughout the Olympic Village concerning the
unfairness of the funding of the sailors by their national authorities, and
those complaints are not restricted to the sailors themselves but a
groundswell of antagonism against those who receive reasonable funding and
produce the results has begun on the outside. It has to be realised that the
Olympics are no longer an amateur endeavour but a career path in sport.

For example, one finds Steve Van Dyck, a former America’s Cup tactician from
the days when involvement in a Cup campaign was viewed as: 'an act on which
a lifetime may be judged,' according to a former Commodore of the New York
Yacht Club, writing to Scuttlebutt (Issue 2663) about Zach Railey, a member
of his club, Clearwater YC in Florida. He says: 'Zach beat every Finn sailor
save four time Olympic medal winner Ainslie, a world-class professional who
gets paid to sail.' He goes on: 'Zach embodies the finest of what we
celebrate in American sports, start as a boy in an Optimist program, come to
dream of an Olympic medal, and arrive as a man on the Olympic medal podium.'

One must point out to Van Dyck that Ainslie did all of those things and that
in this day and age, when all sports are becoming professional, Ainslie has
been able to go through the pain barriers associated with no money and
simply parental help, to the stage where his efforts are recognised in a
squad that ensures that its members have the worries removed in order that
they can concentrate on the job of winning.

Maybe US SAILING should take a leaf out of the Royal Yachting Association’s
book and develop an Olympic squad. OK, the British team receives funding
from the national lottery, but there are many ways, in the land of the green
back, where funds can be raised for the support of sport. Just how many of
the US Basketball team are amateurs? Most are multi-millionaires. Stop
moaning and start working towards a better team for 2012. -- Read on:

=> Curmudgeon’s Comment: Could it be that the esteemed British yachting
correspondent Bob Fisher is raising his hand to assist US Team Leader Dean
Brenner for the next quad?

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one close). Ernie’s Tape-Drive inventory plus crewmembers Phil Worthen and
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winning formula for years (he came second last year). We can’t make you or
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Charlie Ogletree, USA Tornado crew: “After three years of training here in
China we embraced the almost universal belief that this would be a light air
venue. The big negative is that we simply made the wrong choice in choosing
to race with our light-air Chupacabra gennaker, based on a weather forecast
that never happened. Today we learned over and over and over again, a lesson
that we’ve already learned a million times - no two regattas are ever the
same and it’s never like you think it’s going to be.” --

by Andy Rice, SailJuice
I haven't heard the sailors complain one bit about the Medal Race here.
That's not to say everyone's happy with it. The sailors here are so locked
into the task at hand that they don't stop to question the Medal Race. It's
something they have to get on with and make the best of. The discussions
about its merits or otherwise can be dealt with afterwards.

From the media's perspective, I would say the Medal Race has been a massive
success. The 470 Men's race was fantastic. OK, the Aussies had wrapped up
the gold anyway, and it was nice to see Nathan and Malcolm sign off their
remarkable career with a Medal Race victory. But the battle for the minor
placings was extraordinary, and nailbiting. The Brits thrived under the
pressure, and the Dutch made a hash of it. The Medal Race format magnifies
the sailors' strengths and weaknesses, and creates a package that the TV
producers might just understand. It's not fashionable to praise ISAF for
such things, but I think this is one innovation that has worked. --

by Charlie McKee
It is hard to put into words the positive energy and enthusiasm in the US
Moth fleet right now. 18 boats gathered at Cascade Locks, OR, 16 of them
racing in the 2008 US Int Moth Nationals, held at the site of the 2009 Moth
World Championships. Considering that the first moth regatta in the US in
many years happened only 5 months ago and had 6 boats, the growth has been
explosive and shows no signs of abating. Many of the competitors have only
had their Moth's for a few weeks or months, and the learning curve was
steep. While the regatta itself was sailed in predominantly light to
moderate conditions, the pre (and post) regatta sailing featured some
"classic Gorge" sailing in flat water and 15-22 knots winds from both the
west and east.

The US fleet was graced with the presence of former World Champ Simon Payne
from the UK, who flew in and sailed a brand new Prowler loaned to him by Tom
Driscoll, and also by former World Champ and Bladerider guru Rohan Veal, who
stopped by for a few days to lend a hand and check out the scene. But the
star of the show was Detroit's Bora Gulari, who put on a truly dominating
performance to win the regatta with 9 straight 1st place finishes. Sometimes
behind, sometimes under pressure after a few miscues or when Rohan stepped
into a boat for a race, Bora always came through in the end. His boat was
flying high, perfectly tuned, and smoothly sailed in all conditions. While
some competitors could keep up with Bora downwind or upwind in the light,
his upwind speed when overpowered was crushing. It was an eye-opening and
awe inspiring reminder to the fleet just how there is to go still. -- Read

Final Results (top 10 of 16)
1. Bora Gulari, 8 points
2. Simon Payne, 29
3. Hans Henken, 33
4. George Peet, 38
5. Dalton Bergan, 39
6. Morgan Larson, 40
7. Charlie McKee, 52
8. Chris Williams, 56
9. Sean 'Doogie' Couvreaux, 59
10. Nigel Oswald, 67

* The 2008 Canadian Yachting Association (CYA) Annual Rolex Awards Banquet
will be held on Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at the Kingston Yacht Club in
Kingston, Ontario. The CYA is currently seeking nominations as to who were
the outstanding coaches, athletes, race officials and volunteers that have
contributed to the sport over the past year. All nomination forms are due at
the CYA office by September 15th, 2008; additional details at

* Green Bay, WI. - A sailor rescued after he fell into Lake Michigan says
one of the worst moments of the 12-hour ordeal came near the end, when a
Coast Guard helicopter seemed to have its spotlight on him, only to turn
away. James Nelson, 56, had fallen into Lake Michigan's Green Bay on Sunday
afternoon while sailing in his 23-foot sailboat. A gust of wind caused the
boom to swing and knock him into the water -- without his life jacket, which
he had left on the seat next to him. -- Complete story:

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* From Paul Kelly (former Thistle class skipper): I don't know what the
official acceptable sailing conditions for 49er racing are, but it seems to
me that if they cannot race their boats safely in conditions in which Finns
can race, then maybe that class doesn't belong in the Olympics. I can
understand Mrs. Rast concern about the safety of her son, but I would like
to remind her that the decision of a skipper to race in any weather
conditions is always up to the skipper of the boat. If a skipper chooses to
race in what he considers unsafe conditions, then don't blame the race
committee. A DNS is much better than putting your own and crew's life in
danger, even in the Olympics.

* From Ted Beier, NCESA Jury Chair: I will miss Faye Bennet when the E Scow
Nationals next come to Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. She has served on our
Jury several times at that venue, and was always a great asset as a
knowledgeable judge, and a great companion on a Jury Boat and at the social
events during the event. She always insisted that the "right" thing be done,
and refused to leave an unfair situation hanging. After one protest hearing,
when a local sailor became somewhat belligerent over the decision, Faye
commented, “You used to act like that when you were in my junior program,
but I thought that you had grown up since then." The subject individual did
not say one additional word.

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake." -
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