Scene is set at Sailing World Cup:
Weymouth and Portland, UK (June 11, 2016) – The scene is set for Sunday’s Live Medal Races at Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland after a 20:15 finish saw the leader boards in the ten Olympic fleets shape up nicely for the finale.
After a frustrating three days for sailors and officials alike, a good chunk of racing was completed in a south westerly breeze ranging from 6-10 knots.
Gripping battles ensued across each fleet and the fight was on to make the top ten for a place in the Medal Races. The competition is still wide open in each fleet so it’s all down to Sunday’s deciders.
The Medal Races at Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland will b…
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Up and coming Russian sailing:
By James Boyd, Sailing World
At regattas around the world, Russian is a language heard more often these days. With the demise of the USSR some 25 years ago, a number of wealthy individuals have inevitably emerged across the former Soviet states. Some of these have chosen to spend some of their hard-earned, or not so hard-earned, rubles on taking up our sport.
Before Gorbachev and the easing of the regime, the USSR was best known for its Olympic sailing, a fact helped by the authorities, who were able to cherry-pick talent from across the breadth of the world’s largest country by landmass. Most …
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Sailing can be one of the most tranquil and wonderful sports you could ever participate in. There is something about being out there, and at the mercy of the wind; yet working with it in perfect harmony to get to where you’re going. There are few sensations like that in our world. Perhaps this is why so many people wish to enjoy that feeling, as they enjoy the freedom of sailing around it.
Of course, the oceans of our planet can be quite hostile times, and there is an inherent danger. While the ocean and the wind can be beautiful; they can also be destructive, and break your boat in half like a toothpick. And it gets pretty lonely sailing around the world, as many authors of many books have previously stated in telling the tales of their adventures. Not to mention it takes a lot of perseverance, and a proper psyche to emotionally handle the highs and lows.
So, you still wish to Sail Around the World? Well, why not see just how tough you are, because once you start and are half way across a big ocean, well you cannot turn back. To test your strength of character and perseverance, why not Bike Across the United States and Back First; twice! To understand more about the challenge, I recommend this book:
“Riding with the Blue Moth” by Bill Hancock; Sports Publishing Books; Champaign, IL (2005); ISBN; 1-59670 104-8
Now, if you still believe that you are the one to conquer the seas, then please, let me recommend a book that will explain your sailing trip around the world to you in advance of this incredible undertaking, the book is called;
“After 50,000 Miles” by Hal Roth; Norton Books Publishing Company Incorporated; Toronto Canada, (1977); ISBN: 0-393 03202-7
Please consider all this advice and start making your plans.
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