11 August 2014

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event, Aquece Rio - International Regatta 2014 videos

The Australian Sailing Team won 4 medals at the first Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event Aquece Rio - International Regatta 2014 and finished the the week-long regatta as the best performed nation. Mat Belcher & Will Ryan won Gold in the Men's 470 and Tom Burton in the Laser. Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen won Silver in the 49er Class and Darren Bundock & Nina Curtis in the Nacra 17. Olivia Price & Eliza Solly came 4th in the 49er FX. Hear from our Team about their regatta and their learnings about Rio, Brazil and Guanabara Bay - the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Sailing Venue. Go Aussies - Well done all! Aug 9, 2014

Officials Call Sailing Test in Rio a Success - NYTimes.com: "Organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro said a sailing competition that was the first test event for the Games was “a great success.” The organizers said all objectives were “successfully reached” in the seven-day event, which ended Saturday. Nearly 330 athletes from 35 countries participated in the regatta, the biggest ever held in Brazil...."

International Sailing Regatta 2014 | Aquece Rio RESULTS: "Results dated daily, the results present an overview and each athlete's current position: MEN-  49er; Laser; 470 M; RS:X M; Finn | WOMEN-  49er FX; Laser Radial; 470 W; RS:X W; MIXED NACRA;"(for all results go to link above)

Rio de Janeiro Olympic Test Event: Final Report | US Sailing: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta (Olympic Test Event) concluded on Saturday with US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes finishing in the top 10 in 5 of 10 classes. “We came here with 25 athletes to learn as much as we can about the Rio sailing venue and Guanabara Bay,” said Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing. “It was a great week of sailing and racing. US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes performed well, and learned a lot about the sailing venue where we’ll be sailing in the Olympic Games in 2 years.”....“Everyone involved in this event is impressed by the variety that Rio delivers, from the big-swell ocean courses to the inside courses on Guanabara Bay which are flat, tactical and feature a lot of current. I think it puts [the idea] in the minds of all US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes that they need to be well-rounded, that they have to go home and train in all conditions, and spend as much time in Rio as [they] can before The [Olympic] Games.”.... For the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider’s Olympic-class athletes, the focus now shifts to the ISAF World Championships in Santander, Spain (September 8-21). A performance peak event for American sailors, the ISAF Worlds brings together the world championship regattas of all ten Olympic classes into a single event. Half of the available qualification spots for the 2016 Olympic Games will be awarded at this event.

U.S. Youth Sailing Championships 2014 Preview | US Sailing: "The US Sailing National Championship tour of Michigan continues this week with the U.S. Youth Championships, hosted by Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. The U.S. Youth Championships is the pinnacle youth sailing event for young women and men up to 19. Over 150 sailors representing five classes will race on Lake St. Clair beginning Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14."

U.S. Youth Championship | US Sailing: "The premier youth sailing event in the United States, entry to the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship is by resume only. Applications open in January each year and close in March.  With no fixed fleet sizes, selection is based on choosing the top youth sailors in the country. The 2015 U.S. Youth Championship will be the qualifier for the 2015 ISAF youth worlds."
Events: •    Doublehanded Dinghy – Club 420 •    Doublehanded Dinghy – International 420 •    Doublehanded Skiff – 29er •    Singlehanded Dinghy – Laser Radial •    Singlehanded Dinghy – Laser

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