16 May 2015

2016 Olympic Games Sailing out of Rio? Volvo Ocean Race video

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 - Newport to Lisbon (source: volvooceanrace.com)

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 - Newport to Lisbon: 2,800 nautical miles
In-Port Race Newport May 16, 2015, 2 pm ET (US)
Leg 7 Start - Newport-Lisbon - May 17, 2015, 14.00 EDT / 18.00 UTC.

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is ready to head back to Europe for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race - The translatlantic challenge begins this Sunday May 17, 14.00 EDT / 18.00 UTC. Watch live on volvooceanrace.com/live

Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Newport | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Saturday May 16th
The battle for the In-Port Series trophy continues in Newport - Watch the Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race @14.00 ET (US) on volvooceanrace.com/live

2016 Olympic Games Sailing out of Rio?
2nd Message to Sailing Leadership Worldwide | Live Your Dream: Sail Lake Michigan: By Glenn McCarthy - "Just to make sure that the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) cannot hide and pretend that they are not aware of these articles, I sent a 2nd email to the leadership of the country members of ISAF... Dear Fellow Sailors: As the 500 Day mark just passed for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games, we still know that Sailing is unprepared to provide a fair competition.  Pressing to give Guanabara Bay "another chance" in August 2015 is just wasting everyone's time.  A "chance" is gambling and there is no more time for gambling.   Move Sailing out of Rio and to a new venue like Buzios, Brazil, it is not too late for you to speak up...."

Miami International Boat Show plans challenged by Environmental groups: South Florida Business Journal--... On May 8, nine environmental organizations submitted a joint letter saying the permit needs to be amended. Groups in the letter include the Tropical Audubon Society, Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach, Friends of Biscayne Bay, Friends of Virginia Key, the Florida Keys Chapter of Izaak Walton League of America, the Cypress Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America, Sierra Club Miami, Urban Environment League of Greater Miami and Urban Paradise Guild. The letter lists many concerns but mainly argues that Virginia Key and the basin should not be used for a major development like the boat show. They also say the temporary docks will natively impact endangered wildlife such as manatees. They have requested a public hearing before the application can be approved or denied...

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