New Zealand's London 2012 Women's 470 Olympic gold medallists, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have announced that they will continue their partnership through to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as they bid to defend their title.
At the biennial Olympic Golden Rings awards on 29 November, which honoured broadcasters for their outstanding coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, sailing won the Best Olympic Sports Production by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS).
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In September 2012 the British Paralympic Association (BPA) submitted an appeal to the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) against a series of decisions made by the International Jury at the Paralympic Sailing Competition during the three-person keelboat event.
Fresh from European Championship action in Dublin, Ireland the Laser and Laser Radial fleets joined the action at the Ciudad de Santander Trophy, the test event for the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.
The Men's 470 lead went to and fro all week but Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) held their nerve to add a gold medal to their two silvers from the 2013-2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup series. Silver went to Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE) whilst Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) took bronze.
Female ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) won the Women's 470 Medal Race and with it gold as they made it three consecutive 200-point regatta wins in a row.
France's Camille Lecointre and Hélène Defrance had held the lead in the Women's 470 for the large part of the week but came undone on the final day as a sixth knocked them off gold medal position. They were made to settle for silver whilst bronze went to Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR).
Billy Besson and Marie Riou went into the Nacra 17 Medal Race with an unassailable 22 point lead and the gold medal sewn up. ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami gold medallists Vittorio Bissaro and Silvia Sicouri (ITA) added a World Cup silver to their collection having finished in fifth. Bronze went to Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis (AUS).