Iconic Contest for Monohulls Only:
Sydney to Hobart veteran Sean Langman says race organisers need to move with the times and include a multihull division in the famed Australian 628 nm bluewater classic.
Langman said the notable race, which will see the 72nd edition start December 26, needs to be opened to other craft than just monohull yachts between 30 and 100 foot long.
“I’d love to see this clause addressed,” Langman said of restricting the race to monohull yachts. “There is no reason racing to Hobart can’t be do…
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Laser Fleets Open Door to Youth Sailing Worlds:
At the 2016 Aon Youth Sailing World Championships, the Laser Radial will see the most countries and possibly the most diverse experience levels of all the fleets taking part.
When the racing begins in Auckland, New Zealand from December 16-20, there will be first time international racers, Youth Olympians and even senior level Olympians.
The girl’s fleet will boast three Rio 2016 Olympic competitors who will feel they can push for the podium positions in a competition where sailing as the only country representative is few and far between.
Uruguay’s Olympic flagbearer, Dolores Moreira Fraschini and Malaysia’s Nur Shazrin Mohamed Latif represented the…
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