17 December 2014

Cornelis van Rietschoten, Whitbread Round the World Race (video)

Legendary Sailor: Cornelis van Rietschoten, an Ocean Racing legend | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: On December 17th 2013, a true legend of the Whitbread Round the World Race (predecessor to the Volvo Ocean Race) crossed the final finish line. He was a pioneer of the sport and the only person to win the race twice as a Skipper.

Sailing NEWS:
Report into Team Vestas Wind grounding | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind’s boat on a reef in the Indian Ocean has been set up by the Volvo Ocean Race. The incident happened on November 29 on Leg 2 of the current 12th edition. The crew escaped safely after suffering minor injuries. The boat, Vestas Wind, ran aground on the Cargados Carajos Shoals (St. Brandon), 240 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius. A panel, to be chaired by Rear Admiral Chris Oxenbould (Rtd), is to provide the Volvo Ocean Race with its final report by January 31, 2015.  Volvo Ocean Race intends to make the report publicly available to make sure its learnings benefit the whole sailing world and not only the race. This is scheduled for no later than during the Auckland stopover (February 27-March 15)...."

US SAILING (press release)

US Sailing Releases Rio 2016 Olympic Trials System
US SAILING (press release)
US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider athletes racing at the site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Image: Will Ricketson/US Sailing.
Q&A: 2016 US Olympic Trials System, With OSC Chairman Ben Richardson - US SAILING (press release)
Olympics 2016: Super bacteria found in water at Rio sailing venue - Irish Times
'Super bacteria' found in Olympic sailing waters - Sportsnet

Search for MMA [Maine Maritime Academy] sailing coach continues
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Atlanta Journal Constitution

Maury Roe, 88: Optimistic Coca-Cola executive loved family, sailing.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
“He had a genuine interest in the welfare and success of his family, friends and associates, actively providing help, counsel and encouragement,” said ...

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