Big Medal Day at Rio Games:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 16, 2016) – After a shaky weather forecast and a fear of lack of wind, the Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) course delivered some excellent conditions for four nail-biting Medal Races. The oldest man in the competition, recently recovered from cancer, won a gold medal. Croatia won its first ever Olympic medal in sailing. And that’s just the start of it.
There has been plenty of drama going on across Guanabara Bay besides the four Medal Races at Rio 2016’s Olympic sailing competition. Two gold medals have been decided with a day to spare and the 49erFX Medal Race is set to be a humdinger.
Men’s One Person Dinghy &…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Big Medal Day at Rio Games, Assoc Editor
Stage 1 underway at Women’s Keelboat Champs:
Rye, NY (August 16, 2016) – The American Yacht Club in Rye, N.Y. is hosting the International Women’s Keelboat Championship in J/70 class sailboats. This year’s regatta features 16 four-member crews who will rotate boats, competing 10 teams at a time. The qualifying series started today. Melinda Henshaw (Remuera, Auckland, NZL) and her team are in first with 15 points, followed by Kathryn Meyer (Seattle, WA) with 18 points. In third is Allie Blecher (Long Beach, CA) in the current standings. Stage 1 is scheduled to consist of three rounds of races with 10 teams competing in each race.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Stage 1 underway at Women’s Keelboat Champs, Assoc Editor