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Olympic RS:X preview - ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta Weymouth starts 6th June

Over 1,000 sailors from 62 nations will make their way to Weymouth for the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, the sixth of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas, from the 6-11 June 2011.

Men’s RS:X Standings leaders Ricardo Santos (BRA), in first on 47 points, Shahar Zubari (ISR), on 43 points in second and the third placed Aichen Wang (CHN) with 41 points will line up in the 87 strong fleet.

French Olympic Sailing Week - Gold, but not in the windsurfing.

Tom Ashley finished the medal race in second place, but needed to find four points on his top rivals to strike gold, and one point to earn bronze, even after seven podium finishes out of a possible eleven races. Jon-Paul Tobin was sixth in the medal race, finishing on 85 points, after securing eight top-ten race finishes in a very difficult regatta.

ISAF World Cup, Spain – Ashley still in third into the medal race

Tom Ashley retains his place in third going into the medal race for the Men’s RS:X after coming off the water with a fourth and an eighth on the penultimate day sailed in similar conditions to day four.

A good day for the NZL Sailing Team in Palma - Ashley still on the rise

Overall it was a good day for the NZL Sailing Team many improving their overall position with five of the kiwis now up into the top five, and our match racers into the quarter finals with two days to sail. Tom Ashley has also improved his position, moving into third place after day four of racing.

ISAF World Cup, Spain: Tom Ashley continues to climb

Past halfway and seven NZL crews in top ten. The ISAF World Cup Regatta for Olympic classes on in Spain is now past the halfway mark with qualifying rounds complete and three days of racing left to determine the medals. Tom Ashley continues to climb through the standings gaining five places overnight and moving up into fourth overall.

Olympic target for J P Tobin

2 times #1 in the world, but yet to sail in the Olympics, the goal is obvious for JP. To get there he has to first qualify as the sole NZ representative, and to do that he has to beat Tom Ashley, the current Olympic champion. He has taken the first step already by taking the National title from Ashley, but that won't count when it comes to the crunch. He's training alongside top Dutch sailor Dorian van Rijsselberge who is coached by kiwi 2000 Olympic bronze medallist Aaron McIntosh (TV3 video).

Tom Ashley - Aiming for 2012

NZ Herald: Tom Ashley can't remember the last time he was asked for an autograph. The Beijing Olympic boardsailing gold medallist says that, other than some local Devonport kids, he hasn't been recognised in public since late 2008. The lack of profile is no problem for the 26-year-old; in fact it seems to suit him. "I think it is great, it's an advantage," he says. "It would be quite tiresome being a celebrity."

RS:X World Champs Update – Ashley finishes 6th, Tobin 8th

A World Championship medal in 2010 has eluded both Tom Ashley and Jon-Paul Tobin finishing sixth and eighth respectively at the RS:X Men’s World Championships just concluded in Kerteminde, Denmark. While both of the kiwis sailed brilliantly at times over the course of the six day regatta, in the end it was Poland that came to the fore with a gold - silver finish for team mates Poitr Myzska and Przemslaw Miarczynski. Israel’s Nimrod Mashiah took out the bronze medal.

RS:X World Champs Update – Tom Ashley chases a medal in Denmark

Tom Ashley is in the hunt for a World Championship medal with the RS:X Men’s title up for grabs in one final medal race to be sailed in Kerteminde, Denmark tonight. Lying fourth after a hard fought five days of racing so far, Ashley is within reach of the podium. Team-mate Jon-Paul Tobin is also in the starting line-up sitting in seventh place in the top ten sailors who will compete in the quick-fire double points remaining race.

RS:X Men’s and Women’s World Championships - average results push sailors down the list

At the RS:X Men’s and Women’s World Championships in Denmark sailors have returned to the water after a mid regatta rest day and sailed two races overnight. Jon-Paul Tobin and Tom Ashley have slipped to fifth and sixth respectively both returning one average race result as the finals rounds got underway.

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