Evolve or Die, Don’t Change, or Whatever:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
The World Sailing annual Mid-Year Meeting is to be held May 17-19 in London, England. The 2019 edition will have a heavy focus on the Paris 2024 Olympics as the Events and Equipment Committees and Council discuss strategies, and I can already guarantee that whatever decisions are made will be viewed as wrong by somebody.
There’s the ‘entitled class’ camp, the ‘pro-big people’ group, the ‘evolve-or-die’ sentiment, the ‘consistency counts’ crowd, the ‘our sport is diverse’ faction, and then of course, the ‘whatever World Sailing decides is wrong’ cluster.
“Key personal attributes for these volunteer roles are an appetite for hard but…
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Promoting a shift to shorthanded racing:
Alongside the growth of shorthanded sailing, and with the introduction of the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Annapolis Yacht Club (Annapolis, MD) will be hosting a seminar to discuss the format for the Olympics as well as introduce the new Mixed Double Handed Distance Race which AYC will host on September 28, 2019. Details.
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