Billy Besson and Marie Riou Win Overall Trofeo Princesa Sofia:
Bay of Palma, Spain (April 2, 2016) – As an indicator as to possible Olympic sailing medal form in Rio, the Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR regatta which finished today (Saturday) in Palma revealed two absolute stand outs.
France’s charismatic four times wold champions Billy Besson and Marie Riou won the Nacra 17 class with a day to spare and win the overall Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR for the best performance at the regatta.
“We are working towards Rio and every result is important, but the finishing place is not a big thing, at this stage it is more about how we sail, trying to do the best job on board each and every day,” Besson noted. “T…
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Clipper Race: Sarah Young, Burial at Sea:
(April 2, 2016) – After the death on April 1 of Sarah Young, crew aboard the IchorCoal boat, the organizers of the 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have released the following statement:
Following guidance from the Doctor at our medical advisors and consultation with the Maritime Coastguard Agency, plus Sarah’s partner, friends, family and the crew, we have decided to proceed with a burial at sea as soon as weather conditions permit, because of the long time it will take to reach closest landfall.
We estimate that the earlies…
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