Australians win Detroit Cup and USA GRANDSLAM:
Representing the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Harry Price and his team of Murray Jones and Cameron Seagreen won the 9th annual Detroit Cup, the third and final event of the USA GRANDSLAM Series. The Australian team also claimed the GRANDSLAM title which earned them an automatic invitation to the highest-ranked match racing event in the US, the Long Beach YC’s Congressional Cup. This World Sailing Grade 1 event will be held in Long Beach, California over March 27 – April 2, 2017. Full report.
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Event Decisions for Tokyo 2020 Games:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
The ten Sailing events at the 2016 Olympic Games were supposed to continue on for Tokyo 2020, but a shifting wind from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has forced World Sailing to retrim its sails.
The 2016 slate included five male events (470, 49er, RS:X, Laser, Finn), four female events (470, 49erFX, RS:X, Radial), and one mixed event (Nacra 17). While the hope is for minimal changes, nothing occurs without debate.
Decisions are expected in February, so planning for the 2020 Games is in a six month limbo period. Depending on your view, this is either catastrophe or opportunity. What must be expected, however, is that Sai…
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