Martine Grael: Climbing a new mountain:
The Volvo Ocean Race has attracted some raw talent for the 2017-18 edition from Olympic sailing. In this excerpt from Seahorse magazine, Rio 2016 gold medalist Martine Grael shares how it’s going for her.
When did you first consider the Volvo Ocean Race… and when were you asked?
I was already interested in the last VOR and what the SCA team put together, but it was clear my goal was the 2016 Olympic Games so I sta…
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Green Light for St. Thomas International Regatta:
Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) have officially announced the 2018 event, set for March 23 to 25 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, will take place as scheduled despite damage to the island from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Never in the 45-year history of STIR has a fall storm, even a major one, interrupted the running of the ‘Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing’, and it will not in 2018. The host St. Thomas Yacht Club suffered some damage and the fleet took more than a few dents, but the venue for fantastic round the island races is still very much in place.
The resilience of regatta organizers, sponsors, volunteers, and club members as well as the U….
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