MOD70 Capsize in the Atlantic Ocean:
(July 17, 2016) – The MOD70 Musandam-Oman Sail skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) capsized early this morning while racing the Transat Quebec-St Malo, a transatlantic race between Canada and France. The capsize happened approximately 450 nautical miles east of St Pierre and Miquelon, and the five crew have been safely transferred to a cargo ship and are in transit back to Canada. The team is currently assessing solutions for recovering the MOD70. The nearly 3000 nm race started July 10 in the St. Lawrence River between Québec City and Lévis, Canada and finishes at Saint-Malo, France. Race details.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – MOD70 Capsize in the Atlantic Ocean, Editor
Caleb Paine: Making the Hard Work Count:
In the cockpit of the Finn belonging to Caleb Paine (USA) there is a decal that reads “No Paine, no gain”. This very much sums up his attitude towards making sure he is the absolutely best prepared he can possibly be come the start of the Olympic Games in August.
“I think that no matter what, in the toughest times when you are out there training, it is being able to keep pushing no matter what. You are not always going to win every drill, or be the fastest downwind, but you keep working. I think I’ve always been hard working but you are going to do everything you can to win that one spot and be the better sailor or athlete in the end.”