Buffing Out a T-Bone Collision:
After being damaged in only her second race in the colours of British businessman Tony Langley – thumped in a spectacular t-bone collision – Gladiator has won a race against time, and today arrived fully repaired in Scarlino, Italy.
The crash and subsequent damage went viral, seen all around the world by hundreds…
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Mapping Out the Full Pathway:
The USA might be the international leader in accumulated Olympic sailing medals, but the national sailing program hasn’t lived up to that billing for some time. After the haul of nine medals at the 1992 Games, the candle had been on a slow burn.
The top sailors got older with the next waves smaller and less prepared for the task. As young people had been focused on school sailing, the step up to the Olympic level got taller and taller.
While the problem was recognized internally, it came into full view when the US was left off the podium at the London 2012 Games. The candle was gone, the lights went out.
Recognizing a problem that had been decades in the making is no …
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