Stu Bithell leading ISAF Worlds in Perth

07/12/2011 17:40:37
Pat Blake
Our boys, Stu Bithell and Luke Patience, are in the top spot at Perth this evening.
Early days, there have only been two days racing so far.
Does anyone know if this is likely to be final selection time for the 470's?
We wish them luck anyway

http://www.perth2011.com/competition/PERTH2011/SAM005000/results
08/12/2011 09:31:19
Jez3645
My understanding is that this is the last chance to influance the selection and that up till now it was pretty tight. Looks like they are doing all the right things at the moment. Good luck lads.

08/12/2011 10:44:38
Pat Blake
oops - bit of a wobble in the last race but still 2nd

http://www.perth2011.com/news/2011/12/08/mens-470-day-6-capsize-topples-british-crew-from-o
09/12/2011 12:25:57
Mark Barnes
Looks like 2 teams are closing in. Will they close it out to two teams with Willmot/Ellis being given the opportunity they richly deserve to take on Patience/Bithel for the slot. Having been only held back by the phenominal AUS team, the RYA owe that to Willmot/Ellis unless they fall away and Patience/Bithel open up a margin and stay in the top 2.

Think one of these two teams should have done the test event as Rogers/Grube was an untested new team on the Olympic circuit earlier this year and feel they have to much to achieve to go for gold in WEymouth, but I might be wrong.

The other advantage of keeping selection open longer, is that competition remains hotter for longer.

Another one where we dominate but only one goes is the Fin. Just look and see how close Perth is in that fleet.

09/12/2011 12:51:15
TWSF
Silly if you ask me, we could easily double our medal count if more than one team were eligable - the chinese won gold, silver and bronze in the table tennis...

09/12/2011 14:30:47
Barry Dunning
Think of what our results would be in the Finn class if 3 boats were allowed in each class!!

10/12/2011 09:42:48
Stud Muffin
Well technically Stu and Luke can take it but 18 points from a possible 18 is very unlikely. Next task match race the Croatians for Silver.

Impressive results in a madly competitive fleet.

10/12/2011 11:10:25
Ian
Are Stu and Luke members of MROA by any chance...

10/12/2011 18:00:13
watcher
Stu's just last year's national champion.

11/12/2011 08:45:15
Julian Parry
And Boris's ex crew

11/12/2011 12:48:10
Stud Muffin
And 470 2011 Silver Medalist.

Well done our Stuart (and Luke).

11/12/2011 14:55:30
Barry Dunning
Golden rule. Dont thump the media. At least Ben could represent GBR in the wrestling!
Well done Luke and Stu.

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