Barometer reading for Tokyo 2020:
While the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are still a year away, nearly all the other elements are now in Enoshima Yacht Harbour as competitors and officials prepare for Ready Steady Tokyo, the official Sailing test event at the official Sailing venue in Enoshima, Japan.
With racing on August 17-22, the spotlight will be shining brightly as is if the last two Olympic Games are anything to go by, this competition will be a good indicator of how the medal challengers will fare in one year’s time.
At Rio 2016, 13 sets of medalists at the test event went on to claim glory at the Games, with 18 replicating podium positions in 2011 and 2012 at the Lond…
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Qualifying continues at Youth Match Racing Worlds:
Ekaterinburg, Russia (August 14, 2019) – The second day of the Youth Match Racing World Championship completed the first round of the double round robin series, with the Australian team led by Tom Grimes remaining in first place.
“Today we had a lot of different kinds of winds and also rain,” reports Flavio Naveira (ARG), Chief umpire. “The competitors showed a lot of improvement compared to yesterday when it was the first day. Today we finished the first Round Robin and started the second Round Robin. If we have wind, we will continue tomorrow the second Round Robin. As to the organization – there were the usual things that happen like collisions, damage…
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