Scholarships for young sailors to learn navigation skills:
Applications are being accepted from sailors under 25 years of age for a limited number of scholarships to the new tactical and navigation seminar – Long Island Sound – Expedition 201 – at SUNY Maritime on April 7, 2018. Led by 2-time America’s Cup winner Peter Isler, the course will be full day classroom session and include presentations by legendary Long Island Sound sailor Butch Ulmer, Olympic medalist and Rolex winner Steve Benjamin, and weather guru Chris Bedford.
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Impact of Gender Equity on Tokyo 2020:
When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) pressured World Sailing after the Rio 2016 Olympics to revise the Sailing events to have equal medals for men and women for Tokyo 2020, this translated to an overhaul of the events.
With six events for men, four events for women, and a directive for a more diverse, dynamic program, the degree of disruption was significant. But change does not come easily when the cost to compete is so high, and it was agreed how the timeline to make significant revisions would put undue pressure on nations and athletes.
A compromise was needed.
The IOC agreed the same 10 events could continue for 2020, but World Sailing would make steps t…
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