Clipper Race: The final stage to Sanya:
(February 17, 2018; Day 18) – The first teams in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race have crossed the end gate of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint on the leg to Sanya and have taken very different approaches to getting there, after a wind hole threatened to halt the progress of the fleet.
Qingdao retains first position for a fifth consecutive day but its lead has been cut to around 30 nautical miles after it was caught in a wind hole, which it now appears to have escaped from in order to complete the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint.
Second-placed PSP Logistics also reached the western gate today after taking evasive action to avoid the wind hole by heading north, which helpe…
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Daddy, I want to quit sailing:
Youth sports is experiencing an epiphany. With attrition numbers at a high, sports are realizing the ever increasing focus on competition is not how to make a lifelong connection with young people. Some will like it but most won’t. Desmond Wai, whose family lives in Singapore, learned this when his son had had enough. Here’s his story:
My son loves sea sports, and has always longed to learn sailing. So when we were choosing a primary school (same as elementary school) for him, we picked one with sailing as a co-curricular activity (CCA).
Sailing CCA in his school only starts at the Primary 2 level (ages 7 to 8). And it requires a minimum s…
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