Changes revealed for 2024 Olympics:
London, UK (April 1, 2018) – In a long anticipated announcement, World Sailing today has confirmed the elimination of the Finn, RS:X and 470 events from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Seeking a modern sailing program that offers gender equity, the 49er skiff will now have a mixed crew while continuing with the Men’s and Women’s Laser and the Nacra 17 mixed crew. In addition, a mixed tandem foiling kiteboard will be added in addition to a 4 person (2 men/2 women) keelboat match race event.
To simplify the game for television, a special set of Olympic rules have been approved with only the following rules to apply:
• Port/Windward/Clear Astern are to keep clear.
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Donations needed for BVI’s Bomba Shack:
by Marina Blough
Reporting from the BVI Spring Regatta – first-hand coverage on the revitalization of the islands’ beach bars: the lure and lifeblood of sailors far and wide.
With Cooper Island Rum Bar slated to open Sunday, April 1, that brings to more than 20 the number of drinking establishments resurrected post-Hurricane Irma.
Jost Van Dyke’s Soggy Dollar is open and Foxy recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of his establishment of the same name, while Sydney’s Peace and Love recommends boaters call in advance of visiting.
Work is continuing at Saba Rock and the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda – which was part…
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