Scheidt Takes Lead at Star Sailors League:
Nassau, Bahamas (December 5, 2018) – Racing at this sixth edition of the Star Sailors League Finals got off to a dramatic first day of competition in Nassau, with four races held, four different winners and a last race in which a squall brought driving rain and 25 knot gusts that claimed one rig and caused one man overboard.
In a 10-12 knot northerly Brazil started strongly with Olympic legends Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening claiming the first race and Lars Grael and Samuel Gonçalves the second.
“We made a good choice starting at the race committee and tacking to the right – we had a very good puff on the right to cross the fleet,” explained double Olympic medalist Gr…
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Getting more girls into sailing:
As the interest of the International Olympic Committee seeks to ensure equal opportunities for men and women, the international sporting federations have been motivated now to fulfill this proposition.
For Sailing at the Olympic Games, this means equal participation for men and women with equal medals for each. Additionally, the gender balance is to extend to race officials and team support.
For Sailing, this is a brilliant shift. One only needs to glance at the sport at all levels to see it is exceedingly male dominated, and encouraging more women to participate means overall growth for the sport.
But that in there lies the dilemma. How do you balance genders at the top of the …
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