Israeli sailing refuses to cast fate to wind:
The sport’s governing body said that it “deeply regrets” that Israel’s representatives were unable to compete “due to the conditions imposed by the Malaysian authorities.”
Israel Sailing Association chairman Gili Amir has little faith in World Sailing, with recent experiences having left him disillusioned regarding the true intentions of the sport’s governing body.
With Israel’s sailors paying the price for the unsporting conduct of Muslim countries time and again in…
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IRC rating rule reaches into Asia:
The IRC rating rule has been used by racing owners in Asia for many years, with major IRC regattas well established in Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. In the last few years Japan and mainland China have benefited from the use of IRC for their racing fleets, and now the RORC Rating Office and the Chinese Taipei Sailing Association (CTSA) announce that IRC will be used for Taiwan-owned boats in 2016, further strengthening the IRC fleet in East Asia. Full Report.
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