When selecting championship sailing venues, intent consideration is given to insure a fair competition can be held with consistent winds. But when it comes to selecting sailing venues for major international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, consideration is more about what is available and close, and less about quality sailing.
It is not often the sailing competition is held close to the Olympic host city, but in 2016 the venue – Guanabara Bay – will be at its doorstep. It is a noted sailing site, having hosted the Pan Am Games, Snipe and Star World Championships. The only problem is that the sailing venue is also the toilet bowl for Rio de Janeiro.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Rio 2016 Pollution Update, Editor