Penultimate Day at 49er and 49erFX Europeans:
Barcelona, Spain (April 15, 2016) – It was a scramble for both Gold fleets on Day 5 of the 49er and 49erFX European Championships as few teams managed consistency through the day due to the inconsistent winds. Back on shore as teams discussed the racing, mostly befuddled, the old boys coaches union brought out expressions like “Barcelona Banana” from the days of the 1992 Olympics, but ultimately most explanations of the conditions only served to explain what happened rather than predict what would happen next.
Even with the shifts and puffs, or perhaps because of them, the windward marks especially busy as 25 of the best skiff crews in the world arrived in tight packs. …
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VIDEO: Getting High in the Highlands:
Sails on the slopes of Val d’Isère in southeastern France.
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