Detroit Cup Launches Grand Slam Finale:
Detroit, MI (August 25, 2016) – Today’s first of four days of racing in the 2016 edition of Bayview YC’s Detroit Cup featured a little of everything – sunshine, rain, brisk winds and frustrating calms – to keep all teams challenged throughout the day. Top-ranked in the field at 14th in the world, Harry Price and his team from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia are tied at the top with Jeremy Koo from Malaysia. Racing concludes on Sunday (Aug. 28) in this final event on the 2016 USA GRANDSLAM Series, where Price has a 10-point lead over Koo. Full report.
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Bringing the Games Together:
The Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games were notable as the first to be held entirely in the same city as the Olympic Games. For 17 other sports, this meant using the city’s Olympic venues. But for sailing – making its first appearance at the Paralympic Games as a demonstration sport – the temporary Olympic facilities in Savannah were deemed unsuitable.
Sailing competition would instead take place out of the Aqualand Marina on Lake Lanier, located in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains. The location made for unpredictable sailing conditions which, in such a close fleet, translated into dramatic place changes and medals being decided in the final race.
At first New Ze…
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