470 Europeans: Countdown to the Olympics:
The 2016 470 European Championship marks the largest event for teams in the final countdown to the Olympic Games, with over 250 sailors on the starting lines for racing April 7-12 in Palma, Spain. 2015 Champions Stu McNay/David Hughes (USA) lead a stellar line-up of 70 teams from 28 nations. Fifty seven teams representing 24 nations are competing in the 470 Women fleet, which is the final selection event to determine the US representative at the Rio Games. Annie Haegar/Briana Provancha, third at the 2015 Europeans, hold a slight edge over teammates Sydney Bolger/Carly Shevitz. Full report.
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VIDEO: Man Overboard on SoftBank Team Japan:
During testing in Bermuda, America’s Cup challenger SoftBank Team Japan’s Winston MacFarlane (using Derek Sawards life vest) survived an unplanned swim during a gybe. Video published on Apr 5, 2016.
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