Practice Benefits the AC Teams:
(January 21, 2017) – The four America’s Cup teams based in Bermuda will begin a “formal-informal” practice race period today, with the America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM) team on island to conduct the racing.
Iain Murray, the Regatta Director, has come out before to set up the race courses, continue to learn more about the venue and the weather, and conduct racing that gives the teams an opportunity to line up against each other.
This is the third time ACRM has conducted this type of racing in Bermuda. But with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers now just over four months away, there is a renewed sense of urgency. This may be practice, but the real …
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New Challenge for Robert Scheidt:
World Sailing’s 2017 World Cup Series in Miami, Florida will see a legend of the sport take on a new challenge as one of the most successful Olympic sailors exchanges the One Person Dinghy for the Men’s Skiff.
Among the 453 sailors racing out of Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Miami from January 22- 29, Brazil’s Robert Scheidt is teaming up with Gabriel Borges in an attempt to master the 49er like he has the Star and Laser.
43-year-old Scheidt is no stranger to sailing in Two Person fleets taking Olympic silver and bronze medals in the Star, but the High Performance Skiff will present the champion with a different challenge.
The switch from the Laser …
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