2016 Nominee: Damien Seguin:
The Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards is the most prestigious award of recognition in the sport of sailing, with five nominees in 2016 under consideration in the Male and Female categories. Meet nominee Damien Seguin…
When the choice is to win a gold medal or inspire the next generation of sailors in your country and you pick the latter, it goes some way to explain the character of a person. Fortunately for France’s Damien Seguin he killed two birds with one stone, and it couldn’t have been more deserved.
Born with only one hand, Seguin is never one to make excuses of his disability. Quite the opposite. He harbours ambitions of…
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Make it Hard for People to Leave:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
When the Viper 640 Class gathers in Bermuda for its International Championship on November 16-19, there will be 46 teams representing five countries to compete for the title. But if all goes well for the class, the title for the event might get a new name: World Championship.
World Sailing controls awarding the title of World Championship to ensure that the highest of standards are met. And at World Sailing’s 2016 Annual Conference on November 5-13, among the items on the docket for the governing body will be the application by the Viper 640 Class to become an offici…
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