SKUD18 Showdown at Para World Sailing Championships:
Titles and Paralympic national selection are up for grabs when the 2016 Para World Sailing Championships begins at the International Sailing Centre Medemblik, Netherlands on May 24-28.
The 2.4 Norlin OD, SKUD18 and Sonar fleets sail in the waters of Medemblik with one eye on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition in September and the chance to go in to the summer Games as world champions.
Leading the way in the SKUD18, Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesel Tesch (AUS) are current world champions and London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medallists who will be looking to continue that form in to the Rio summer showpiece to try and defend their title. But to do that, they first need to g…
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Better Day at J/70 North Americans:
Seabrook, TX (May 20, 2016) – Reigning J/70 World Champion Julian Fernandez Neckelmann didn’t have to shake off any rust after the opening day of the Torqeedo J/70 North American Championship was postponed yesterday due to storms. The Flojito y Cooperando team from Mexico top the rank with 16 points after four races were completed today.
In winds between 6-8 knots, Neckelmann nailed two bullets and added in a 3-11 to build an eight-point advantage over Bruce Golison’s Midlife Crisis. Bruno Pasquinelli’s Stampede holds third place with 27 points.
Flojito y Cooperando began the Championship with their first victory, ahead of Golison and Jack Franco’s 3 Ball JT. …
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