Leaderboard shuffles at 470 Europeans:
Palma, Spain (April 10, 2016) – Three races for all fleets at the 2016 470 European Championships on race day 4, sees Lara Vadlau/Jola Ogar (AUT) extend in the 470 Women and Mat Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) edge into the lead in the 470 Men.
With only two days to go before the Medal Race, today’s assault on the leader board top ten intensified. The physicality of each race is relentless, as winning is all about maximizing strengths and minimizing weakness in gruelling race track battles. A blue sky, 10-14 knots of breeze and rolling waves gave teams a perfect race day.
Racing on Monday 11 April will decide the top ten 470 Men and Women teams advancing to the double points…
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Haeger and Provancha win selection to Rio 2016:
Palma de Mallorca, Spain (April 10, 2016) – Annie Haeger (East Troy, WI) and Briana Provancha (San Diego, CA), Women’s 470, have earned selection to the Rio 2016 U.S. Olympic Sailing Team based on the results of the US Sailing Olympic Athlete Selection Series in the women’s two-person dinghy. Winners of the 2015 Olympic Test Event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Haeger and Provancha have been the top U.S. athletes in their class for the past three and a half years. This will be the first career Olympic Games appearance for both sailors.
Haeger said that while Rio 2016 qualification was a significant milestone, the journey will only intensify from here to the Games. “Step one…
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