Mixed Concept Seeks to Topple Arrogant Attitude:
A major rule change for the Volvo Ocean Race has significantly increased the chance for women to be competing in the 2017-18 edition. The rules of the race will limit all-male teams to seven sailors, one fewer than in 2014-15, and give mixed teams a significant numerical advantage.
The move follows the success of Team SCA’s 2014-15 campaign, which saw an all-female crew finish third in the In-Port Race series and become the first to win an offshore leg in 25 years – but still saw a ceiling in their offshore performance overall without being able to learn from the more experienced sailors once out on the ocean.
“The guys naturally will sail with their friends, who they tr…
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No Go at Techno 293 World Championships:
Torbole, Italy (October 25, 2016) – After a gloomy yet productive start yesterday at the Techno 293 Worlds, today’s complete lack of wind kept ashore the 474 sailors from 33 nations. Racing continues to October 29 with world titles on the line for Under 15, Under-17 and 17+ in male and female categories.