Morgan Larson to Seek 2016 Extreme Sailing Series Title:
American Morgan Larson, who held off Leigh McMillan on The Wave, Muscat to win the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series title, is returning to the 2016 circuit as the new skipper of Oman Air. Larson, at 44 years, is returning to the Series after a year-long break in which he competed on the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour, missing the season title by just one point. The 2016 Series will be the first for the foiling GC32 catamaran, replacing the Extreme 40 which had been used since the Series was launched in 2007. Full report.
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Rio Games Venue Source of World Sailing Controversy:
(January 26, 2016) – The former CEO of World Sailing says he was fired for pushing to get rid of polluted Guanabara Bay as the sailing venue for this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Peter Sowrey tried to change the venue, or at least have a “B plan”, but was removed from the position in December after only five months on the job. Andy Hunt took over just two weeks ago as the new CEO, and sailing is still scheduled to begin in August in the sewage-filled bay. Full report.
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