Olympics: Kirklands Place 2nd In Race #13

August 5, 2012

Thirteen is said by many to be an unlucky number, however that did not hold true for Bermuda’s Jesse and Zander Kirkland who powered their way to a very impressive second place finish in their 13th race of these Olympic Games this morning [Aug 5].

In their first race today — their 12th in Olympic Games 49er class — the brothers found themselves 17th after the first mark, 1 minute and 32 seconds behind the leaders. At the second mark they were still in 17th place, but fell 2 minutes and 51 seconds behind.

The Kirklands dropped down two places after the third mark, 3 minutes and 43 seconds behind the leaders and finished 19th in the race 3 minutes and 38 seconds behind winners Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen from Australia.

In the second and final race of the day the Kirklands rounded the first mark in second place 12 seconds behind the leaders, they closed the gap to 10 seconds after the second mark still in second place.

They dropped off the pace after the third mark but remained in 2nd place 30 seconds back, and recorded their best finish of these Olympics to date finishing in second place 32 seconds behind Outteridge and Jensen.

You can view all our Olympic coverage here, a photo gallery of the Kirklands at the Olympics here and a photo gallery of the Kirklands capsizing here.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    See….you byes can do it.

  2. Moonbeam says:

    You showed your stuff with your 2nd place finish in today’s second race. Goes to show “if at first you don’t succeed, try try again” —- just keep on tryin’ !

  3. tony says:

    Well done guys!

    We will be on the Nothe tomorrow with our Bda Flags cheering for a bullet!

    • Cooper says:

      Do you have tickets? We’re still looking for some

  4. swing voter says:

    hahahahaha YESSSS….finally somebody put BDA on the map……just goes to show that sailing takes both skill and a little luck, the little countries stand a good chance.

    • BDA Sailor says:

      Sailing does not take luck… it takes skill.

      :) :):)

      • Moonbeam says:

        Skill yes — but a little bitta luck helps too (:

    • Cooper says:

      We kind of invented the sport…. we should be better if anything.

  5. swing voter says:


    My Flag #2 …. Thanks Kirkland Bros! Get to work on 2016

  6. Pelican says:

    What an amazing discipline….so many races to get through. “Keep on sailing”……Bermuda is very proud of you.