America’s Cup: New Italian team surfaces:
Entries for the 36th America’s Cup don’t officially open until January 1, and despite the self-imposed deadline of June 30, 2018, anticipate a rush to the gate. Success in the America’s Cup involves an early start. Allegedly joining this rush is an Italian syndicate, Sardinia-based Adelasia of Torres, fronted by Renato Azara who runs the Mediterranean island’s major freight company as well as a maritime agency that services the needs of super yachts. Full report.
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Biggest Stage for Youth Sailing:
With more than 380 sailors representing 62 nations, the pressure is beginning to build ahead of five days of racing (Dec. 11-15) at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China.
Some of the biggest names in sailing have attended the Youth Worlds, including the five-time Olympic medallist, Ben Ainslie (GBR), and the recent 2017 Rolex Female World Sailor of the Year and current Olympic, Worlds and European Laser Radial Champion, Marit Bouwmeester (NED).
As a dominant step for aspiring young sailors with Olympic dreams, each of the nine events at the Youth Worlds provide a distinct pathway toward the equipment used in the Tokyo 2020 Games. Alongside the Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Biggest Stage for Youth Sailing, Editor
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