19 August 2015

Rolex Fastnet Race video, Rio Olympic Test, Sailing News

Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - First monohulls reach Fastnet rock - 18 August: Day 3 of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The leading multihulls and monohulls are enjoying close, tactical competition as they make their return journey across the Celtic Sea and towards the finish line in Plymouth. The 46th edition of the race has so far been characterised by light conditions creating a strategic, tactically engaging race. The 90th anniversary edition of this offshore classic welcomed a record number of 356 race starters. Despite the trying conditions only four boats have currently retired from the race, testament to the perseverance of the competing crews and their desire to complete the course.

Other Sailing NEWS:
Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta 15-22 Aug 2015 Marina da Gloria: The Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2015 is the second of two Rio 2016 Olympic Test Events with the first being held in 2014. From 13-22 August 2015 with racing taking place inside and outside of Guanabara Bay, each ISAF Member National Authority is entitled to enter one boat in each Olympic event. Sailors will compete in an opening series before Medal Races on 20, 21 and 22 August bring the regatta to a close.

Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition
The Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition will take place at the Marina da Gl√≥ria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will feature 380 athletes competing across ten events. Racing is scheduled to take place from 8-18 August 2016 and the competition format for all events is fleet racing.

US SAILING (press release)

Rio Olympic Test Event (Sailing): USA Takes Lead in Men's 470, Maintains in Women's 470, Radial
McNay and Hughes have been on a hot streak, having won major events such as ISAFSailing World Cup Weymouth and the 470 Europeans. McNay ...

Olympic sailing silver medallist Hannah Mills maintains third place position at Rio Test event - WalesOnline

'Sailing is a pretty rubbish sport': Meet the Brit aiming to be the fastest woman on water
White says it's all linked to sexism around sailing. She tells me that it's obvious in competitions, such as the recent America's Cup - the world's largest ...

Smooth sailing for boaters with disabilities
An all-abilities sailing program that began in Melbourne has reached its 25th year of operation....

2015 Aquece Rio International Sailing Regatta - Tapio Nirkko in action
Sail World
Only one race was possible on the second day for Finns at the Aquece Rio 2015 Test Event with the win going to Tapio Nirkko (FIN). Pieter-Jan ...

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