Blind Sailing: State of the Union:
Vicki Sheen, Chairman of Blind Sailing International (BSI), recaps the past year and looks forward to 2017.
It has been an eventful year in the world of blind sailing, and 2017 promises to be even more ‘event-filled’ with a growing number of local, regional, national, and international competitions and clinics.
Among the “firsts” for Blind Sailing in 2016:
• The 2016 World Sailing Blind Match Racing World Championships September 19-25 in Sheboygan, WI, USA, were run in parallel with the Women’s Match Racing World Championships.
• Team Israel – Skipper Elad Rosenzvieg and crew members Zohar Halevi and Yaniv Elimelec…
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RS:X Leaders Gapping out at Youth Sailing Worlds:
Auckland, New Zealand (December 18, 2016) – After three days of competition, there could be some early winners at the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships as Great Britain and Israel begin to run away with the RS:X gold medals.
It was a day of opposites on the Hauraki Gulf as light north winds replaced the strong southerly winds that have been a feature of the first two race days, but that change didn’t seem to disrupt Israel’s Yaov Omer or Great Britain’s Emma Wilson as they continued to take a strangle hold on the Youth Worlds RS:X fleets.
Another team with daylight over the fleet are Tim Mourniac and Charles Dorange (FRA) in the Nacra 15. Although the French duo are…
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