49er FX: Favorites and Spoilers at Rio Games:
At the Rio Games on August 8-19, each of the 10 sailing events will have favorites and spoilers. Here are the sailors to look for in the Women’s two-person skiff (49er FX) event…
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand will enter the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition as overwhelming favourites to conquer in the Men’s Skiff (49er) having set a world class standard after London 2012.
Australia’s Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen defeated the Kiwis at London 2012 but since then, the Kiwis have completely dominated. Throughout the four-year cycle the pair won 27 regattas in a row, including four world titles and two Olympic test event gold…
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Eight Bells: Derek Hatfield:
Famed Canadian sailor Derek Hatfield has died in Halifax, Nova Scotia after a brief illness. Derek was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick on August 30, 1952. He attended Nackawic High School in New Brunswick. Derek joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1971. He then graduated from York University in Toronto, Ontario with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. His ambition and skill catapulted him to the rank of Corporal in just eight years on the Force as he became a specialist in complex fraud investigations.
In 1986, Derek joined the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSE) as the Manager of the Compliance Department, responsible for managing a professional team of auditor…
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