29 July 2014

Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 2014, Rio 2016 test event (video)


"As a sailboat catches wind" video above
Events | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Website : Regatta Information: "AQUECE RIO INTERNATIONAL SAILING REGATTA 2014 (RIO 2016 TEST EVENT) EVENT DETAILS Start Date 2 August 2014 End Date 9 August 2014" (more info at link above and at http://www.aquecerio.com/)

Rio Olympics Faces Test as Sailors Race on ‘Toilet’ Bay - Bloomberg: "At a competition last year in Rio de Janeiro, which will be the first South American host of the multisports showpiece in 2016, there was a problem. The quickest path for the 49er class sailor and his teammate Nikolaus Resch would have meant cutting through a swath of garbage including plastic chairs and tables. “It was strategic decision where to go because of the trash in the water,” Dalle Karth said in an interview at the Sao Francisco sailing club in Niteroi as he prepared for the 2016 Olympics first test event, the Aquece Rio sailing regatta beginning Aug. 2. “You couldn’t go to the left because you had to stop three times afterward to get the trash off your center board and rudder” ... Rio has pledged to clean up the Guanabara Bay, an iconic location shadowed by the city’s famous Sugarloaf mountain. The bay is so polluted that local rowing coach Fabio Araujo won’t take on students who haven’t been vaccinated against hepatitis A and B. Organizers say the competition courses will meet international standards, and have invited teams to carry out their own tests on the water...." (read more at link above)

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