Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html en-gb 30 Sat 30 Aug 2014 08:22:28 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html aka_bluepeter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=92#comment12 Sailing boring to watch, I don't think so. Even in light winds the tension is palpable, probably more so. The problem is definitely that commentary is dull and coverage is distant.Just imagine the excitement when Ben Ainslie went in to a last race needing to finish many many places ahead of a competitor. Because it was so unlikely he only had one option and what he did was outmanouevre his opponent within the rules who eventually got himslef disqualified and Ben won gold. Death threats followed but nothing was said or reported. Passiion and excitement in abundance. Master tactician.I'll grant you that speed is difficult to pick up but TV has the technology to give us this and all sorts of other information such as tides and currents and so on.And what about the most exciting events to watch, the multi-hull racing. It's being scrapped. What a travesty. Thu 14 Aug 2008 08:49:43 GMT+1 bonaqua12345 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=84#comment11 After sailing for more than 20 years, i can honestly assure you that whilst sailing is a fantastic sport to do, it is incredibly boring to watch on TV. Some more highlights would be good, but not a whole race - trust me, you would watch it for 5 minutes ans then be bored!!!! Wed 13 Aug 2008 12:05:05 GMT+1 kenilworth_nick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=76#comment10 I agree with NBeale - why don't we have more coverage? Where is the leaderboard? Tue 12 Aug 2008 18:33:43 GMT+1 NBeale http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=69#comment9 jimmy: No that's self-fulfilling. "we don't cover it because not many people watch, but not many people watch because it's not much covered"others: thanks for the tips. But there is great footage when you go live - why isn't it archived for example? And why are their no links here? Tue 12 Aug 2008 16:36:52 GMT+1 Scillyvanvan http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=61#comment8 The reason the bbc is not covering sports such as Sailing and Cycling very well is so it does not seem to be an eleatest org. Problem is it now spends so much time on chav sports like Football and pub fights in Eastenders it is eleatest. Chavs, their sport and soap's should be sent back to ITV where they belong. Tue 12 Aug 2008 16:09:50 GMT+1 warriorWarlord http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=53#comment7 You can get mark roundingsfor each race from the events and results section off the ISAF web page, also they have a variety of news articles on there.For more sailing comment subscirbe to Scuttlebutt, free, through Seahorse and they will send you a daily email covering all things sailing including the olympics.Another OK day today but the medal races are going to be scary seeing how quickly it can all change. Tue 12 Aug 2008 15:54:26 GMT+1 BassoV http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=46#comment6 sailing .org the official ISAF website has up to date coverage with mark roundings auto updating so one can follow whats happening in a race even if you can't see it on the TV Tue 12 Aug 2008 15:46:40 GMT+1 aitchw http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=38#comment5 It's difficult to comment other than in a general way when you don't get to see any of the racing. Not knowing what went right or wrong for our competitors leaves you with either congratulating or commiserating and not much more. On top of that it isn't the easiest sport to broadcast and in the light winds out there it can be a bit like watching paint dry unless you are you sail yourself. It would be nice to have the chance of watching though despite that.As for the team, well, they are a great bunch and doing us proud which is what we all expected. Tue 12 Aug 2008 15:26:36 GMT+1 Justin49 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=30#comment4 Sailing is on the Red Button every morning on the BBC! Most of the other sports don't get this sort of coverage! A different class is shown every morning and commentary is given by Richard Simmonds and double Gold medallist Shirley Robertson. As mentioned above, the RYA Olympic site is very good for updates and full results and is updated very quickly.Get behind the sailors, along with the cyclists and the rowers they pose the greatest opportunity to add to our already encouraging medal tally. Tue 12 Aug 2008 15:19:15 GMT+1 alexbvi http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=23#comment3 Shame people aren't as interested in these events when our sailors are going so well. Check the RYA website for good updates, sign up and they'll drop you an update every day. Tue 12 Aug 2008 15:10:56 GMT+1 specialistnce21 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=15#comment2 Surely the lack of coverage has a bit to do with how hard it is to film and see what is going on? Tue 12 Aug 2008 15:02:28 GMT+1 RubberNutz http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=7#comment1 I think the reason the coverage is limited can be illustrated by the amount of comments on this blog. It was published at half nine this morning and I'm the second person to write anything.Tells its own story I think. Tue 12 Aug 2008 14:48:25 GMT+1 NBeale http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/olympics/2008/08/so_far_so_good_for_team_gb_on.html?page=0#comment0 I wish we could see more of the sailing. It is one of the UK's most popular participatory sports and one in which we have proportionately more world champions than any other, but I think the BBC considers it "elitist" or something because the coverage is very limited.Where is the table of results in each regatta for example - they must exist but there are no links. Tue 12 Aug 2008 14:45:02 GMT+1