Light Day at Youth Olympic Games:
Buenos Aires, Argentina (October 10, 2018) – A dazzling display on the water from Alina Kornelli (GER) ensured she remains top of the Girl’s Kiteboarding fleet at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition.
With lighter wind speeds than the previous day, all three classes were able to race. Windsurfing reverted back to fleet racing, and though Kiteboarding was initially affected by a postponement that saw them return to shore, the wind picked up sufficiently for them to return to the water.
Kornelli has won four out of five races so far, including two wins today, and is five points ahead of Sofia Tomasoni (ITA) in second and six points ahead of Nina Font (ESP) who is third.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Light Day at Youth Olympic Games, Assoc Editor
No perfect plan for America’s Cup teams:
Ben Ainslie and INEOS TEAM UK want to win the America’s Cup – Britain has never won the Auld Mug despite hosting the first Cup in 1851. In fact the famous nautical nation has failed to win in 21 separate challenges over the intervening 167 years.
But with the next America’s Cup taking place in Auckland in early 2021 aboard entirely unique AC75 foiling monohulls, there is no perfect circuit on which teams can train beforehand. As Ainslie puts it: “We have to stay current and we can’t get too rusty.”
Some America’s Cup teams have been keeping themselves race-sharp on TP52 monohulls, but they don’t foil, nor do they offer anything like the righting moment of the…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – No perfect plan for America’s Cup teams, Editor