2017 US Sailing Team Announced:
Portsmouth, RI (March 27, 2017) – US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, has named 18 Olympic-class athletes to the 2017 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Through the US Sailing Team and its sponsors, athletes on the Olympic path receive financial, logistical, coaching, technical, fitness, marketing, and communications support. Full report.
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Stop Blaming the Rule:
Co-managed by offices in England (RORC) and France (UNCL), IRC is a rating rule to handicap different designs of keelboats to allow them to race together. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checks in with James Dadd, Director at the RORC Rating Office, for this update.
What is the state of IRC?
IRC numbers worldwide seem to have stabilized. We are still seeing a slight drop in actual boat numbers, but an increase in size which suggests that we have a very stable number of sailors (around 68,000) worldwide sailing under the system. We are seeing expansion in Asia and a very healthy fleet in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Australia and the …
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