Fickle day for sailing in Rio:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 9, 2016) – Day 2 of the Olympic Sailing Competition produced lighter winds expected at this time of year in Rio, and the south-easterly breezes were mostly around five to seven knots. This made for a challenging opening day for the Finn sailors competing in the Heavyweight Men’s One Person Dinghy, who raced two heats on the notoriously fickle Pão de Açucar (Sugar Loaf Mountain) race course.
Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
Nick Dempsey (GBR) continues to lead the Men’s Windsurfer competition after another good day on the water, marred only by a 14th place in Race 6. Currently the London 2012 silver medalist leads by a point from the r…
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Rio Games: Managing the Moment:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
Competing in the Olympic Games offers that fairy tale moment that’s been in the dreams of every athlete. So many have invested so much for the right to be the best in their country and the privilege to represent its flag. It is heady stuff… to the point it can explode your head. I really can’t imagine another time in a sailor’s life when there is such great opportunity to fail.
As sailors, all we know is what we have ever known. Very few of them are notable outside their circles. While the accomplishments might be remarkable, they tend to occur in general obscurity. Can you imagine the prospect of competing when you are equal par…
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