Men’s 470: Favorites and Spoilers at Rio Games:
At the Rio Games on August 8-19, each of the 10 sailing events will have favorites and spoilers. Here are the sailors to look for in the Men’s two person dinghy (470) event…
Four years of racing at World Championships, Sailing World Cups and Continental Championships have all been building up to Rio 2016 and as Croatian 470 sailor Sime Fantela says, “nobody is your friend at the Olympics.”
The Olympic Games is the grandest stage in all of sport. It’s where heroes are born and careers are shaped. Win an Olympic gold medal and you can classify yourself as one of the world’s best athletes.
One gold medallist returns in the 26-boat Men’s Two …
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Stu McNay: Hoping Third Time is a Charm:
American Stu McNay admits to owning a very different perspective as he packs for his third Olympiad.
Eight years ago, McNay was expectedly thrilled just to be on the U.S. Sailing Olympic team in Beijing. Four years ago McNay and partner Graham Biehl were back at the games in London but once again couldn’t make much of a mark in the men’s 470 two-person dinghy class.
Now 34 years old, McNay has a new partner in Dave Hughes and a fresh outlook as he packed his bags for Rio this week. Ranked fifth in the world and coming off wins in both the World Cup and North American Championships in the last six months, McNay intends on being a factor next month.
“In a truly ob…
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