Setback for Ben and Stevie

PUBLISHED: 16:46 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 June 2010

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21: EXMOUTH sailing-duo Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes left the Olympic sailing regatta in Qingdao disappointed after finishing ninth in the 49er class. In a reverse of what happened with team-mates Joe Glanfield and Nick Rogers, they got off to a commanding

EXMOUTH sailing-duo Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes left the Olympic sailing regatta in Qingdao disappointed after finishing ninth in the 49er class.In a reverse of what happened with team-mates Joe Glanfield and Nick Rogers, they got off to a commanding start on Sunday, taking the overall lead after the first day.But, on Monday, they were unable to find the same form. They were hampered by a snapped mainsheet and tar on their centreboard and struggled to find pace, being pushed down to ninth place.Although the 49er fleet had a lay day on Tuesday and Morrison and Rhodes took time to analyse and regroup, they were unable to stage a remarkable comeback like their team-mates Joe Glanfield and Nick Rogers."I guess our timing wasn't quite as good as it could have been in the boat - we just seemed to struggle for a little yard of pace. I think that was the long and the short of it," said Stevie.

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