Frustrating for Most at Rio Games:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 12, 2016) – It was a light and frustrating day for many in the Olympic sailing competition, but not for the London 2012 gold and silver medalists in the Men’s Windsurfer, with the Dutch and the British wrapping up Rio 2016 gold and silver before the Medal Race on Sunday.
Meanwhile it was the start of competition for the Men’s and Women’s Skiff fleets, with an expected leader in the 49er Men, but a surprise leader in the 49erFX Women.
Men’s Windsurfer – RS:X
Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) has won the gold medal in the Men’s Windsurfer and Nick Dempsey (GBR) has won the silver, both…
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Critical Coordination at the Rio Olympics:
by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt
Nino Shmueli (ISR) is the Principal Race Officer for the Sailing events at the 2016 Olympic Games. With ten events competing amid Rio de Janeiro’s fickle winter winds, it takes careful coordination to keep the competition on schedule.
There are seven circular race areas – four within Guanabara Bay and three outside the Bay. Keeping the racers inside their assigned circle is the goal.
“Many of the race areas are positioned close to each other, but remember that the size of the circle does not necessarily mean that will be the size of the race course,” notes Shmueli. “We choose our leg lengths based on the published …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Critical Coordination at the Rio Olympics, Assoc Editor