20 May 2014

Rio Olympic Sailing venue called an 'open sewer' by Olympic Sailors (video)

49er Sailing Rio in 2013 (video above)

Olympic Sailors balk at sailing in sewage in Rio 2016 Olympics--
Sailing Official Wants Rio Water Pollution Tests - ABC News"...."If the IOC are not conducting water-quality tests, then I think it is very likely the ISAF will," Fox said Monday in an email. "Certainly compared to most sailing venues, the water quality is very, very bad." Danish Olympian Allan Norregaard, a bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympics, told the AP that Guanabara was "the most polluted place I've ever been." Other sailors interviewed by the AP called it an "open sewer." The bay and similar concerns about Rio's iconic Copacabana and Ipanema beaches add to the disarray plaguing South America's first Olympics. The IOC has sent a special troubleshooter to monitor progress, and last month IOC vice president John Coates said Rio's preparations were the "worst" in memory. Spending on Rio has reached $17 billion and is expected to rise. Nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage goes untreated into its waters. Exposure to fecal matter can cause hepatitis A, dysentery, cholera and other diseases. The visible problem involves old couches, tires and dead animals floating in the 148-square mile (383-square kilometer) bay."..."

Brazil's Olympic sailing venue called an 'open sewer'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sailing's governing body may conduct independent water-quality tests in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, the ...

2014 Rolex Capri Sailing Week - Capri (Italy): 18-24 May, 2014
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News & Features | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Site : Promising Forecast For Intense Week Of Racing In Capri: "The 10th edition of Mediterranean classic gets underway on Monday 19 May with the Volcano Race, a testing offshore race between Capri and the Aeolian Islands reserved for the 12 Maxi yachts competing this year. The nine TP52s that complete the international fleet make their debut on Tuesday. The favourable weather forecast looks set to guarantee an enthralling week of racing...."

Sailing in Marin: Kentfield's Keefe preparing for big races in Italy
Marin Independent Journal
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Sailing | Coed team clinches berth at National Championship semifinals
Tufts Daily
The Tufts coed sailing team continued its string of strong performances at the New England Dinghy Championship at Coast Guard over the weekend ...

High School Sailing
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Sail Away: Mackinac Island sailing race beckons from Chicago
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Education 'for sail' – Marco Island Community Sailing Center holds Open House for summer ...
Naples Daily News
The Marco Island Community Sailing Center held an open house Saturday at their headquarters next to the MIYC, introducing their summer sailing ...

Sailing Opportunity – Volunteers Needed!
The Roanoke Star
You'll be sailing to a dangerous destination, so you have to bring guns. You've got 4 cannons known as “Bombards” with 3-inch wide muzzles.

Olympic Sailing: How the Brits do it
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
When measuring the success of an Olympic sailing program, it is often the British SailingTeam to which the comparison is made. So it is notable that ...

Sailing your therapies away
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Land Sailing Championship Coming to Nevada
It's a sport that is gaining popularity across the world. In fact, the Silver State will host the Land Sailing World Championship July 12th-19th.

Found after 500 years, the wreck of Christopher Columbus’s flagship the Santa Maria 
Port Townsend Sailing Association: "Shipwreck found off coast of Haiti thought to be one of the most significant underwater discoveries in history More than five centuries after Christopher Columbus’s flagship, the Santa Maria, was wrecked in the Caribbean, archaeological investigators think they may have discovered the vessel’s long-lost remains – lying at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. It’s likely to be one of the world’s most important underwater archaeological discoveries."

Race report Weds 14 & Sun 18 May | Gurnard Sailing Club
By MikeElsom
Mike Elsom's Laser led the Medium Handicap Class throughout, but newcomer C Gallsailed well to take second place in his first race at the club.
Gurnard Sailing Club

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