The World Cup Series in sailing has a single aim – help international sailors get the necessary practice and the level of competition that they would face in the Olympic Games. It helps to hone skills, develop expertise and sailors of the next level and provide a practical platform for the four year gap that exists till the next Olympics come along.
This year started off with the first leg of the Series being held in Miami. The venue was well chosen to help sailors find warmer waters to sail and utilize a time of the year when sailing remains lean in most parts of the world. The venue was Biscayne Bay area and several changes were made this year to ensure a more synchronized approach, akin to the Olympic Games. Trogir is next up on our list.
For instance, the entry quota for the different events was made similar as well as a number of events that were toned down this year. That helped the schedules to be kept easily as well as logistics and funding easily looked into. Continue Reading
The sailing World Cup has been a foundation stone for the sailors to show their prowess and skills at the major event of the world, the Olympics and Paralympics. There is no better stage in sport than the Olympics and the world sailing has come up with a new strategy that will develop the skills of the sailors to take part in the Olympics.
The focus of the sailing world is now shifting from Brazilian waters in Rio to the Tokyo waters where the 2020 Olympic sailing events will be held.
The development of Olympic sailing is on the minds of the world sailing and the sailing World Cup series will be continuing to be a key part of the Olympic campaign of the sailors. The change now is that they are also looking to integrate Para World Sailing in their fold to create more sailing heroes and to increase the fan base for sailing – whilst many will be casual sailors that go on the cocasional Croatian Bareboat charter, they want as many fans as possible to turn up and see the events. Continue Reading
With different sailors and teams already on their way to the Games, many experienced teams like the duo Blair Tuke and Peter Burling realize that the impressive record they have established will mean little as the challenges are always new and unknown when one is considering the Games.
This duo had achieved the silver medal in the 49er class when they competed in the London Games. They have also won about 27 regattas successively, which have been over the past four years as they geared up for the Games. They definitely have an impressive record as far as the contestants of this class are considered. Continue Reading
Many yachts were destroyed in a two-alarm fire at the Port Orchard Yacht Club on Sunday morning. The fire was seen only before 3 am, by a medic passing by the dockage as he was taking a person to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, told officials from the S. Kitsap Fire & Rescue. The medic dialed 911 as other reports started pouring in as well, triggering a call for many fire agencies to answer.
Overall, more than fifty firefighters from North Mason County, Bremerton, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Kitsap County, were on hand to douse the fire. Continue Reading
The domestic airport of Rio de Janeiro would shot down for 4 hours and thirty minutes a day during the ten-day Olympic sailing event in the Brazilian citys iconic Guanabara Bay, announced the government today.
Santos Dumont Airport operations that sit at the bays edge should be called off to clear airspace for helicopters shooting the events, stated Rio Olympics committee. Continue Reading
World champ Giles Scott is one of the eight British sailors who are the very first to seal a spot for the Rio Olympic Team GB squad. Scott will contend in the Finn class that was dominated by Sir Ben Ainslie, who earlier retired from the Olympic sailing following his 4th gold came at 2012 London games. He told that this would be a huge honor going to the Olympics.
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, the 470 Olympic silver medalists, are also added, as is windsurfer, Bryony Shaw. The 2015 Laser world champion Nick Thompson got his first Team GB call-up while 2012 London Olympian Alison Young goes back in the Laser Radial. Continue Reading